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2011 Free Nova Scotia Gardening Catalogues
Atlantic Canada Links and Lots More!

"Snow lingers in secluded corners and frost is still in the ground, but spring is awaiting a welcome." Samuel Thomas Wood (Rambles of a Canadian Naturalist, 1916)

It is said that Spring comes earliest to gardeners, and Nova Scotia's 'bluenose green thumbs' are no exception. This time of year, they join thousands across North America as they flip through garden catalogues, sketch plot plans and start seeds in their sunniest southern windows.

Nova Scotian gardeners are blessed with a moderate coastal climate which places them in Plant Hardiness Zones 5a, 5b and in Halifax and the South Shore, a balmy Zone 6a.
photo courtesy of Lilies in the Vally, Annapolis grower
This year we've included some new 2011 personal favourite East Coast gardening links. Many of these new links below (with a bright green background) represent firms or farms we've dealt with personally and they come highly recommended!

You'll find seeds - including ornamental grasses and trees, organic veggies, bulbs and garden supplies -- and a few surprises like how to attract insect-eating birds, make a compost bin, where to buy red wigglers and much more. Top free catalogues for our north-eastern gardens.

Atlantic Canada Free Gardening Catalogues
Lilies from the Valley - 5 Star! Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs
Seaboost - Liquid Gold from the Sea for your garden and agriculture Adventures of a N.S. Plant Geek
Elizabeth Pierce N.S. Gardening Book Nova Scotia Gardener (Veggies & more)
Hope Seeds, Organic N.S. Veggies!  
The Worm Firm - Hants, NS
Vermicomposting Specialists
Home of the World's Largest Pumpkins - Dill's Atlantic Giants Ouest-Ville Perennials - W.Pubnico
400 Varieties, Alpines & "Stormcast"
Clare Organics - Meteghan, NS
Certified Soil Conditioners
Red Lane Gardens - PEI Lilies
Red Lane Gardens - PEI
600 kinds of daylilies

Cornhill Nursery - NB
Acclimated grapes, apple grafts
Ontario Links
Other Great Garden Links
Dam Seeds (Ontario)- Source for 200+ untreated seeds
Nuttin' but Nuts from Grimonuts (Ont)
Florabunda - Heirloom Seeds & Medicinal Herbs Dominion Seed House in Ontario, a Canadian standard. Download Free Catalogue
Fun Guy's Mushroom Spawn & Log Cultivation Info (Ont)
Seeds of Diversity-Membership based heritage seed exchange Communities in Bloom - Beautify Your Community and Compete Nationally!
NIC - Natural Insect Control is Environmentally Friendly! How to Build A Bat House (Bats Can Eat 3000 mosquitoes a night!))

Nature Store
Shop in confidence and support a good cause. Field guides, binoculars, unique garden items and much more for gardeners, birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, naturalists, hikers, etc.

Your comments on this, or any other Highway7.com article are welcome. Email your Editor at Highway7.com.

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Further Resources:
Signs of a Silent Spring
More Eastern Shore Nature
Bay of Islands Center
NS Environment Links
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Frog Sound Files
Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists
Nova Scotia Nature Trust

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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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