fall garden

Fall planting – Spring flowers

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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Inviting Birds to your Garden

As the winter season approaches (yes it’s coming) we will see our feathered will fly south but many will stay through the cold winter months. They will appreciate the occasional snack from a feeder placed strategically in your garden but just as important are other needs such as water and shelter. Here are some tips to ensure avian success. Trees and shrubs have a lot of different values – as nesting sites, insect (food) hiding

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Things to do in your Fall Garden

It seems the weather has finally turned. Fall arrived last week and with it comes the welcome cooler temperatures and fresh air. I love this time of year, bright clear skies, pumpkin lattes and comfy cozy sweaters. It’s also a bittersweet time as I begin to the process of preparing my garden for the winter months. Here are my tips for the fall garden season: Plant fall containers: Mums, Cabbage, Kale, Asters and more! Planting

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Autumn Interest!

The go to is mums, mums and more mums. I’ve got nothing against them but as the only addition to your fall landscape they can end up looking a little uninspired. So what’s a gardener to do? Add interest with not only plants but other structural and decorative accents. We came up with a few favourites that fall (ha ha) in perfectly with autumn colour and cooler temperatures. Plants – perfect for containers! Mums (surprise)

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The Importance of Fall Mulching

We all appreciate the aesthetic value of a nice mulch in a garden bed, but there are far more important reasons for adding a layer as the temperatures begin to drop. One of the most obvious reasons is related to the chilly winter ahead, in soil temperature retention. Many Canadian perennials are fairly hardy and will survive the deep freeze, but many won’t. Especially if it’s the first year for the plant or if it

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