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Waking Up the Garden for Spring

We’re all excited for the spring gardening season, so here are a few tips for what you can be doing in your garden right now: Don’t be in too much of a rush! Your garden beds are thawing so they’ll be mucky and easily compacted if you walk around them. Be patient and wait for […]

DRYING HERBS

With the arrival of our herbs in the garden centre, we thought we’d show you how to easily extend the life of your herbs by drying them for future use in the kitchen, in crafts or in displays. When drying herbs, the first thing to ask is which herbs you want to choose? Almost all […]

Winter Burn on Trees & Shrubs

Winter burn will be very common this year, especially on trees and evergreens. This desiccation is due to the drying out of foliage and branches.  This can be caused by a number of factors but is mainly due to nice sunny days in February and March when the ground is frozen and plants have used up all […]

Fairy Gardening

What exactly is Fairy Gardening? A fairy garden is a mini garden that can include garden structures and live plants. It is a great way to get your gardening fix all year round and a magical place to lure fairies and their good luck to your home. Your imagination is the only limit to how […]

Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors This time of year our green thumbs start getting anxious to get back out into the garden. While spring is still some time away, there are some things we can do to scratch that gardening itch. One is to start sprouting some seeds so that when spring comes, we’re ready to get […]

Lucky Bamboo

In honour of Chinese New Year, occurring on February 8th this year, I wanted to learn a bit more about Lucky Bamboo, a common gift in China (and other areas!) that has varied meanings depending on the number of bamboo stalks included. Of course, there is some discrepancy about the meaning of the numbers depending on where […]

Care for Hanging Baskets

With a bit of care you can enjoy your hanging baskets and patio pots right into the fall. Ensure your hanging basket stays in great condition through out the entire summer by following a few easy steps.       Location From sun to shade there is a plant for any location. Although, not all […]

Japanese Beetles: They’re back!

Japanese Beetles: They’re back!  Japanese beetles are destructive plant pests both as adults and grubs (larval stage). Adults feed on the foliage and fruit of several hundred plant species, including ornamentals, fruit trees, shrubs, vegetables and field crops. Adults leave behind skeletonized leaves and flowers and large, irregular holes in leaves. The beetle starts out as […]

Flowering Shrubs for the Summer Garden

Those lazy days of summer are upon us.  It’s time to relax on the patio, having a BBQ with family and friends, or just enjoy some time in the garden.  While in the garden, you might notice that your garden may not be looking its best or be in need of some extra colour.  Those springs flowering shrubs […]