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Home and Urban Gardens: Gourmet Potatoes

Nothing satisfies the palate more than the flavor of new potatoes dug fresh from the garden. Check out these fabulous gourmet varieties that are ideal for the home and urban gardener. Whether you’re baking, roasting, grilling, steaming, frying or chipping, there’s a potato for every use in your kitchen. AmaRosa A mid-season fingerling with smooth [...]
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Deer Resistant: Summer Blooms

Deer can treat a garden like a buffet line in the summer, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t grow beautiful blooms. Check out these striking and unusual summer blooms that just happen to be deer resistant. They’ll look terrific on their own, or planted in combination. Eucomis ‘Pink’ – Pineapple Flower Stalks of burgundy [...]
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Start Growing Dahlias

Bringing fresh cut dahlias from the garden into the kitchen is a summer delight. Not only do you get to enjoy the vibrant beauty of the flowers - gathering and arranging them - but it’s satisfying to know that you grew them yourself. Dahlias are one of the easiest flowers to grow and incredibly rewarding. [...]
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Outstanding Perennials 2017

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association and American Hosta Growers showcase outstanding varieties to make it easy for us to choose the best plants for our gardens and landscaping projects. These varieties tolerate wide ranging climatic conditions and perform well across Canada’s major growing regions. These plants are low maintenance, relatively pest and disease resistant, [...]
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Tuberous Begonias: Best Flowers for Shade

Enhance the beauty of your shady spaces with blooms that thrive in low light. Tuberous begonias are an ideal choice, as their gorgeous flowers can last for weeks. Once the first buds appear, they bloom continuously from June right up to first frost. Don’t let their beauty deceive you. Begonias may look delicate, fragile, and [...]
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Spring 2017: New and Trending

Fresh cut flowers are for everyday enjoyment, especially at the peak of summer. It’s satisfying, not to mention relatively easy and fun to grow your own cut flower garden. Winter is an ideal time to create inspiration boards and choose your summer colour palette. Design bouquets and plan what you want to grow. Here are [...]
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Fundraising with Florissa – Spring 2017: Campfire Dance

Florissa Fundraisers have been helping people support the causes they believe in for over 20 years. Our NEW Spring 2017 program featuring Campfire Dance is sure to bring warmth to gardens and communities this summer. This easy to grow crocosmia blend of fiery orange, red and yellow star-shaped blooms is ideal for garden borders, beds, [...]
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Canadian Celebration 2017: An Unforgettable Flower Show

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this summer by growing an unforgettable flower show.  Florissa’s Canadian Celebration (Fire and Ice) Dahlia promises continuous flowers July through October. It’s a gorgeous and vibrant semi-double dahlia with true red and white petals surrounding a striking golden yellow centre that lends a friendly daisy-like appearance. Simply fun and eye-catching, this [...]
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Gourmet Mushroom Kits

Imagine picking fresh oyster or shiitake mushrooms right in your own kitchen. Mushrooms that you grew yourself, that were always on hand, with gourmet taste. Try a mushroom grow kit. You’ll soon discover how easy it is to grow your own indoor gourmet mushroom patch. It’s simple. Open the cellophane window in the mushroom kit [...]
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Waxed Amaryllis Bulbs: Decorating for the Holidays

The holidays are best kept simple. Slow down, don’t rush, and don’t over extend yourself. It seems like easy advice to follow, but there’s always plenty to do and we’re short on time before we’ve even started our shopping. So pick up waxed amaryllis bulbs, the kind that has been dipped in red, bronze, silver [...]
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