Articles

I have authored over 50 general interest articles on various horticulture-related subjects which have been published in the ‘Ottawa Sun’, ‘Due West’, Garden Club Clippings but most in Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters.

 

2007 “The Ottawa Sun”

 

1. ‘Colour Creates Fond Memories’, January 21

2. ‘Don’t Forget Roots In Changing Times’, April 1

3. ‘Pasque Flower Brightens Spring Gardens’, April 8

4. ‘A Tree Suited For All Seasons’, (Pagoda Dogwood tree), July 8

5. ‘Good To Last Drop’, (Snowdrops), October 7

6. ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, (Scilla), October 14

 

2008 “The Ottawa Sun”

 

1. ‘Conifer True Harbinger of Spring’, (Larch tree), March 23

2. ‘Look Before You Lop’, April 27

3. ‘Mystery Plant – A Lovely Surprise’, (Columbine), June 8

4. ‘Lacy Shrub Just Tree-riffic’, (Stephanandra shrub), June 29

 

2009 “Due West”

 

The Therapeutic Garden’, Winter, Ottawa pages

 

2010 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

 

1. ‘Minor Bulbs’, February Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 1

2. ‘Fascination With Crocuses’, October Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 5

 

2011 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

 

1. ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’, April Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 2

2. Time to Say Good-Bye’, October Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 5

 

2012 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

 

1. ‘Time to Say Hello’, February Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 1

2. ‘Using Berries as Season Extenders’, September Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 6

3. ‘Boughs of Holly’, December Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 9

 

2013 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

 

1. ‘Witch Hazels’ Winter Hue’, February Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 2

2. ‘Strawberry Tree: Love It or Hate It’, July Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 7

3. ‘Ginkgo: The Maidenhair Tree’, August Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 8

4. ‘The Beauty of Bark’, October Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 10

 

2014 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

 

1. ‘Living Fossils in the Garden’, February Newsletter, Vol. 9, Issue 2

2. ‘Mistletoe: The Festive Parasite’, December Newsletter, Vol. 9, Issue 12

 

2015 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

1. ‘To Revert or Not to Revert’, January Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 1

2. ‘The Magic of Black’, June Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 6

3. ‘Green Heartbreakers’, September Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 9

4. ‘Bridging the Seasons with Heaths and Heathers’, Sept. Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 9

5. ‘The Orange-Coloured Year’, October Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 10

6. ‘Gardening Horror Stories’, October Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 10

7. ‘A Plant for any Black Thumb’, November Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 11

The Book Review, South Surrey Garden Club, Garden Clippings, Nov./Dec. 2015, pp. 7-8

 

2016 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

1. ‘Cotoneaster: A Four-Season Plant’, January Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 1

2. ‘My Love Affair with Snowdrops’, March Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 3

3. ‘Cathedral Grove’, March Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 3

4. ‘Green Blooms – Floral Oddity’, April Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 4

5. ‘Take Time to Smell the Flowers’, May Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 5

6. ‘Lesser Known Autumn Performers’, September Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 9

7. ‘Purple Passion’, October Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 10

8. ‘Dirty Dozen’, October Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 10

9. ‘Bridging the Seasons with Cyclamen’, November Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 11

 

2017 Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters

1. ‘The Banyan Tree: A Groundhog Day Wonder’, February Newsletter, Vol. 12, Issue 2

2. ‘A Pack of Dogs in the Garden’, February Newsletter, Vol. 12, Issue 2

3. ‘Tulip Mania Today’, April Newsletter, Vol. 12, Issue 4

4. ‘Do You Know Your Tree?’, June Newsletter, Vol. 12, Issue 6

5. ‘Pretty In Pink‘, July Newsletter, Vol. 12, Issue 7