I have a cottage property near the Rideau Lakes Region. I would like to do some container vegetable gardening on the deck as well as introduce more native plants to my property? How can I create a nice looking woodland border garden that will transition from the garden to the forest? What resources are best for native planting, amending native soils in and around woodland gardens?
Your local Master Gardener contact is here:
Lanark County Master Gardeners (including Almonte, Carleton Place, McDonalds Corners, Pakenham, Perth, Smiths Falls, Westport, Sharbot Lake, and Portland)
www.natureconservancy.ca This site has an area dealing with Eastern Ontario
In addition, an interesting book is Gardening with Woodland Plants by Karan Junker, Timber Press 2007. Although primarily British the concepts of canopy levels will translate anywhere and help you with the transition from garden to forest.