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Looking for a Tulip?

It’s the first day of fall and a great reminder that spring is only six months away. Why not celebrate and go shopping for your favorite spring flowering bulb? Tulips are the most desired and inspire gardeners like no other flower with so many forms and colour variations, not to mention heights and blooming times. [...]
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Canadian Gardening: True North Blends for Fall 2017

Designed with Canadian climates and gardeners in mind, Florissa’s True North Blends inspire a beautiful spring. Whether you’re planting bulbs for the first time or you’re more seasoned with your Canadian gardening, True North Blends showcase the finest spring flowering bulbs.  Each collection combines varieties that are especially complimentary in colour and height, that bloom [...]
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New for Fall 2017: Deer Resistant Bulbs

Enjoy a beautiful spring even if deer are a common sight in your garden. Many spring flowering bulbs are deer resistant, as well as naturalizing, so they’ll flourish for years to come. That’s a tremendous amount of payback for the little effort of planting bulbs just once! Florissa’s extensive collection of deer resistant flowering bulbs [...]
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group of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries

Goodness! A Taste of Summer Berry Harvest

Taste summer berries in a fresh picked handful of perfectly ripe, plump and tasty sweet blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Berries are in season now, and whether you’re in your own berry patch or at a local u-pick, they’re hard to resist, so go on and try a few. What are you going to do with [...]
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Harvesting Garlic - Garlic Roots Need Trimming

Summer Harvesting Garlic

When is it time to begin harvesting garlic? You planted the cloves last fall; they overwintered in the ground and started growing in the spring. It’s now mid-summer and the plants are 3-4 ft. tall. When the bulb you’re after is underground and you can’t see it, how can you tell when it’s ready to [...]
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Clematis: Queen of the Vines

Clematis: Queen of the Vines

Flowering clematis always reminds me of cascading waterfalls - their stunningly gorgeous blooms seem to tumble from the vine. Reigning over all others in the garden, perhaps it is the reason clematis are known as ‘Queen of the Vines.’ Several hundred species exist with diverse blooms in rich hues – from dainty nodding bells to [...]
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Canada Celebrates 150!

Red and White Perennials Enjoying your garden with family and friends is a wonderful way to spend Canada Day. Make it a summer to remember and plant a few perennials that will flourish for years of enjoyment. Florissa recommends these beautiful bold red and sparkling white combinations. Astilbe Astilbe enhance our shady spaces and woodland [...]
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Summer 2017: Small Fruit in the Border

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” W.E. Johns Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and currants are crossing over from the veggie patch and establishing their rightful place in the mixed border. If you have room for a perennial garden, you can combine fruiting plants with decorative ones to create [...]
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Flowering Spring Bulbs: Aftercare

Spring flowering bulbs awaken us to a new season of gardening, but as the tulips and narcissus begin to fade – gardeners wonder what to do with the bulbs. Leave them in the ground? Dig them up? Here’s what you need to know to give your bulbs the little TLC they need to bloom and [...]
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