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There’s nothing that says Christmas more than the heady aroma of a fresh cut Balsam or Fir. These seasonal emblems are so surrounded in holiday tradition that fresh cut trees for Christmas date back to the 16th century. They are not without challenges though, from the occasional needle in your sock to the need to water them they do require a little more effort than an artificial tree. We’d like to think there’s nothing better
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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields.   Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch;
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October 22, 2020

Fall Garden Clean Up

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It’s getting cold outside, the leaves went from barely changing colour to on the ground in what feels like days. It was positively warm last weekend then POOF frost expected this weekend! You can try to postpone it’s chilling effects to your crops by covering your vegetables with old sheets or thin plastic sheeting cold nights. Unfortunately shorter light periods and cooler days will catch up soon and it will be time to clear your
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September 30, 2020

Overseeding your Lawn

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Recent news suggests we may have more time at home again, and this information has us turning our thoughts to the oasis that is our own yard. If the summer months have left bare and patchy places on your lawn the time is nigh to correct this issue, ensuring a stronger, greener lawn next year. One of the most practical solutions to lawn remediation is overseeding, and early October is the perfect time to do
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September 9, 2020

Fall planting – spring flowers

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Each spring some of the first showings of colour come from bulbs planted in the fall. A little planning in this case goes a long way. Some bulbs can be forced in the spring but really it’s taking the hard road to a result that can be achieved with very little effort. Hardy bulbs like, crocus, tulips, hyacinth, and daffodils are all great to plant at this time of year so they can get settled
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