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A few off-the-cuff commentaries on gardening and related topics.

Being a farmer in Canada isn't an easy task. We're at the mercy of the weather and we're assaulted at all angles from consumers and the media.

I don't think any industry is at the mercy of Mother Nature more than agriculture, and we've suffered our share or blows.

Alf was a long time friend of the family and nursery handyman. It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to him on March 31, 2008.

The media is a very powerful source of information and influence. Organic gardening comes up in the media again and again. But there's more information that's missing on the side of organics than what's commonly presented.

These days, the term organic product is thrown around everywhere you turn. The term organic was a great marketing ploy for years, and it was just that - a ploy.

The Ontario Pesticide Ban has passed and came into effect April 22nd, 2009. What does that mean for us home gardeners? Let's just take a look.

It is with great sadness that I must announce that George Rofner, owner of Richmond Nursery, son of Ludwig Rofner and Anna Spiegel, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 73 during the early hours of the night on October 23rd, 2010. He leaves behind his beloved wife Claudia Rofner, daughter Debbie Rofner (Curt Millar), son Peter Rofner (Sue Secord), and cherished grandson Jakob.

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