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Earth Day Resolution

With the recent passing of Earth Day it got me thinking about the different things we could all be doing to make the world a greener place. Resolutions are not just New Years Eve any more. Recycle and Up-cycle How many times have you caught yourself throwing a water bottle or plastic bag into the trash can? You’d be surprised at the amount of things are recyclable. Check out your local recycling program to see …

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The best plants for fall container gardens

It’s certainly felt like fall this past week. Not as cold as Calgary (snow in September?!!) but cold nonetheless. Weather like this inspires us to start refreshing some of our container gardens and baskets. We’ve talked before about the proper construction of containers and about fresh cut garden flowers so well limit this week to recommending plants, decorative branches and gourds that deal well with low temperatures and follow the thrill, spill, fill construction. Thrill …

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Rain Water Collection

With water costs soaring in recent years, water bills could be mistaken for mortgage payments. Considering the precious resource that is our fresh water we can appreciate that misuse and waste might be dissuaded by these prices, but our plants need water!!! So what’s a gardner to do? Well in short, make your own. Now we’re not suggesting that you start combining elements to create your very own H20 but we are strongly recommending putting …

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Tip of the Week – Benefits of Trees

• Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere. • Trees act as a carbon sink by removing the carbon and storing it as cellulose in their trunk, branches, leaves and roots while releasing oxygen back into the air. • A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human …

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