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March 23, 2014

Getting your Garden Ready for Spring

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It’s been a long cold winter and we know that you are itching to get outside and into the garden. As soon as the snow melts it’s time to start some basic clean up that will ensure that your garden gets started on the right stem! Get planning If you’ve been turning the pages of garden catalogues over the winter months, with a cup of hot cocoa in hand and garden journal in your lap,
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March 23, 2014

Bulbs & Tubers time for colour

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With the winter white making way for the first green of spring it’s hard to not get excited about gardening again. It may not be too late to add some early colour with Tulips and prepare for a season of dramatic hues with other bulbs and tubers that can be planted in the spring. Let’s talk about a few of our favourites; Peonies, Dahlia’s and Gladiolus and we’ll also review a last ditch effort to
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April 29, 2011

Native Plants

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Back to ‘Native’ as well as nature is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint.  Native plants are the ones that were found in this area long before the horticultural industry started cultivating ‘new’ plants. Native plants often aren’t as ‘flashy’ or ‘unique’ as their newer relatives but they do grow well here because it is where their roots originated. The Trillium is a native plant and the official flower of Ontario.  The idea
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April 29, 2011

Lawns

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It is that time of year again when we all start thinking about our lawns.  In the Spring, we all start out with the best intentions of having the nicest lawn in the neighborhood.  The television advertisements and articles in gardening magazines get us inspired to get out there and make our lawns all they can be.  That becomes especially difficult when we have a Spring season like the one we are having this year. 
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April 8, 2011

Proper Pruning

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Pruning is a necessary practice for most plant materials. Proper pruning is very important to plant growth. In order to prune plants properly you must know what plant you are pruning, its growth habit and it’s flowering time. Flowering Shrubs that bloom before June 1, must NOT be pruned in the spring. These plants such as forsythia, magnolia, wisteria, rhododendron, azalea, lilac, bridalwreath spiraea, redbud and flowering dogwood must be pruned after they are finished
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