Harrowsmith's 35th annual guide to the best Canadian seed companies and specialty nurseries, with 125 listings!
Popular Plants Can Poison Your Pets: Baneberry, Deadly nightshade, Lambkill… As their folk names suggest, many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. It’s normal for cats and dogs to chew on long grass and other greenery. To ensure that poisonous plants aren’t on the menu, all gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens.
What's the Best Hardy Lavender to Grow from Seeds? Best of the Harrowsmith Garden Trials.
Catch our publisher, Yolanda Thornton, chatting with the soupsational Marty Galin at the Holland Marsh Soupfest.
What fun to get together in December and bake your own gingerbread tree ornaments. They're edible, but the extra flour makes them tough enough to hang on the tree and to last a few years if kept in the freezer. We think they also make great hostess gifts. So make a lot, or be ready to repeat the ritual with your family, friends and loved ones with an annual gingerbread-decorating party!
Honestly, there's never been a tastier chocolate chip cookie than this one.
Harrowsmith's Truly Canadian Almanac congratulates Lynn Coady for winning the prestigious Giller Prize. We want to celebrate by revisiting Lynn Coady's home-town tour in "Small Ponds," an exclusive interview that appeared in our debut Almanac, back in 2008. We loved her then, and we love her still. Go, Lynn, go!
Gemini Award-winning actor/comedian Shaun Majumder (This Hour Has 22 Minutes and much more) gives the Harrowsmith Almanac an exclusive (and entertaining) home-town tour of Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada’s best known visual artist, Robert Bateman, gives Harrowsmith's Truly Canadian Almanac an exclusive tour of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where he has found inspiration for his paintings for more than 23 years.
Our Astronomy editor, Robert Dick, tells us exactly how to spot ISON, the “Comet of the Century,” before it’s too late...
We asked Robert Dick, our Astronomy Editor, for his take on Comet ISON, the bright light in the sky which seems to be exasperating night-sky watchers and failing to become “The Christmas Comet” / “Comet of the Century” that it was supposed to be.
Back in 2010, the Canadian music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors agreed to share his 3000-year calendar with the readers of HARROWSMITH’S TRULY CANADIAN ALMANAC. He was a fan of the Almanac and a true Canadian hero. We will miss him.
In her back-page column, "Footnotes from the Grasslands," award-winning Saskatchewan novelist Sharon Butala ponders the influx of urban people into small towns and rural places across Canada. What are they looking for? And what have they got to offer us?
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Rural Living... but Were Afraid to Ask!
Words Of Wisdom From The World-Famous Dionne Sisters On The Occasion Of Their 75th Birthday
Even though they cost the earth...even though we spend endless hours in traffic...even though they are one of the worst culprits behind the global warming crisis...cars still capture the hearts of canadians. Here’s a nostalgic look at our continuing—if jaded—love affair with the automobile.
Do you know what this thing is? Take a close look and if you can enlighten us on the subject, you could win a year’s subscription to HARROWSMITH’S TRULY CANADIAN ALMANAC. We’ll be sure to publish the winning answer in a future edition. Good luck, and thanks for your help!
Most every old barn hides a “whatsit” or two. Whatsits are once-useful gadgets that have been gathering grime for generations, having long outlived their original purpose. Today, these found items are nothing less than a mystery to most barn owners. Heck, some of the doodads we collected for our quiz last year even stumped our panel of experts.