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T for Tomatoes

Categories: Vegetables.

T for tomatoes … freshly picked from the garden … mouth watering … delicious … red … yellow … orange … big … small. Tomatoes are always referred to as vegetables yet they  are an edible fruit that belong to the nightshade family.  They are a great source of vitamins and minerals and a  source of lycopene.
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Trillium – White and Red

Categories: Plants.

The white trillium has been the provincial flower of Ontario since 1937. The name ‘trillium’ comes from the Latin for ‘three’. The plant has large, often white, three-petaled flowers above three broad bracts that look like leaves. They are members of the lily family.   The trilliums usually bloom in early May.   The root stalk of the plants were used by First Nation Peoples to cure a variety of aliments. They collected them and chewed on them. The Purple Trillium was used by herbalists to treat gangrene.   Trilliums love to grow in the shade. They prefer rich, moist
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T is for Tulips

Categories: Plants.

Tulips are one of the first blooms of spring.  When the snow begins to vanish from the garden you can see the bulbs poking through the ground.   Tulips are perennial plants that grow from bulbs.  The bulbs are planted in the Fall and will grow and bloom the following spring.  Tulips are associated with the Netherlands but they originated in Turkey. When choosing tulip bulbs, look for plump ones, and plant with the pointed part up.   They prefer a sunny location with fairly good drainage. Ottawa has gorgeous blooms for the tulip festival.   The tulips in Ottawa,
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