Mason House Gardens. Canada

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Marjorie Mason is an enthusiastic gardener who enjoys sharing her ideas with others. During the winter of 1987, she purchased a property south of Uxbridge, Ontario and soon discovered that the soil for the "Garden of Her Dreams" was pure sand and the well was only 13' deep! Of necessity, Marjorie learned the techniques of xeriscaping - the art of gardening with less water. In fact, one of her gardens is never watered.

Marjorie has a passion for gardening in containers! She has discarded the assumption that only annuals should be grown in containers and now advocates the use of houseplants, bulbs, edibles, and perennials in pots as well. She uses the term "Potscaping" to describe the grouping  together of containers into pleasing arrangements.

Marjorie lectures across Canada and the U.S. on a wide variety of topics. In addition to authoring "Amazing Annuals" in 1999, she has written articles for many magazines. Marjorie hosts "Let's Get Growing" Saturday mornings (March to October) from 9-10am on 1580AM CKDO and 107.7FM.

Marjorie has traveled extensively, hosting garden tours every year since 1985. This year she has tours to The Chelsea Flower Show, Newfoundland, The Highlands of Scotland, and a Wine and Roses Tour of Niagara Falls.