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Opinion: Lilacs a sign of summer more welcome this year than others

The repeated, four-note riff coupled with characteristic distortion signals the start of one of Jimi Hendrix’s earliest tunes. Purple Haze. For people of “a certain age” (that’s me), those four notes are as instantly recognizable as the first four notes of Beethoven’s 5th. Purple haze also indicates the beginning of

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Insider tips to start your garden right

Local gardeners can feel spring approaching, even during the very cold sunny days of February. Those of us with a green thumb are already turning to thoughts of garden planning and seed starting, despite the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enjoying, mostly from home. A few local gardening businesses have

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Great local gifts just in time for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here. While we won’t be celebrating in the same style this year, Moms need celebrating more than ever. In keeping with efforts to shop local, we have curated this list of local businesses offering specials specifically for moms. Local gifts for every mom Shop & Play

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Good gardening reads for a winter day

With spring quickly approaching, many of us will feel the urge to start growing and getting our hands dirty. There are some seeds, mainly flowers, tomatoes, and peppers, that can be started this early, however most will need to wait for another couple of weeks at least. In that time,

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POLL: Kingston’s best florist

Now that we are officially into summer, it means we are also officially into wedding season, and that means lots of work for our local florists. It’s also been a bit of unusual spring, and with so many flowers in full bloom at this time of year, we expect that

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Spring garden check-up

  Every spring, we patiently wait as the snow slowly melts, revealing the garden hidden below. As soon as we see small traces of green, we are eager to jump right in and let our green thumb try again for another year. Before you dig out your gloves and pruners,

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library hosts first ever plant swap

  Do you have a green thumb? Are there an abundance of plants in your gardens? Did you collect too many seeds? Or maybe you have houseplants that need a new home. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is holding their first ever Plant Swap. This event is being held on

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