Spring Bulb Care

With any luck you are starting to see the telltale sign of little green leaves pushing their way through the surface of your garden. Assuming you planted some tulip, daffodil or crocus bulbs last fall it’a about the time for them to make their appearance. It has been pretty cold recently so depending on the exposure of the plant bed it may be a slow intro. That being said if you’re like me you keep …

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Dear Deer, STAY OUT!

If your lucky enough to live on a country lot or nearby a naturalized conservation area, chances are you’ve come in contact with a deer or two. Bambi may be cute but like it’s woodland affiliate Thumper they can be downright destructive. Some plants are simply deer bait such as narrow-leaf evergreens, especially arborvitae and fir, they also seem to have a taste for hostas, daylilies, and English ivy. So which plants do deer dislike? …

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When Peonies Don’t Bloom

A classic staple in many traditional gardens, the faithful Peony is one of my absolute favourites. There are so many different varieties and the fragrance in bloom is absolutely intoxicating. But what happens when your plant is just a whole lot of green, all leaf and no flowers? There are a few reasons this can occur and most are easy to solve. The first and most common complaint relates not to an unhealthy plant, rather …

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Composting has many benefits and at a cost of almost nil is one of the most cost effective garden super powers in the world. Trust nature to deliver exactly what our gardens need in the form of an outstanding fertilizer derived from decomposing plant and organic matter. The first step is setting up this nutrient power house, if you have a large property a compost pile may be the best choice, on a suburban lot …

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Hot New Plants for 2016 – That you should be planting now!

It would seem there is a cold snap coming, one that’s going to chill out what was a remarkably warm March. But there are some hot plants in our current flyer that can be planted soon and will bring amazing summer colour. Here’s a few of our favourites. Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia Dahlia’s are an awesome addition for real drama. It’s a little too tall and thin to serve as a border plant, so use them …

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