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How to Attract the Best Garden Guests

You put a lot of time and effort into making your garden spectacular. However there are both welcome and unwelcome visitors which may want to check out your garden. How do you make sure you attract the right critters and insects to your garden? Keeping garden pests away from plants can feel like a full-time [...]
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3 Steps to Growing Garlic

Growing garlic is rewarding and easy! With minimal effort, you can grow a bounty of tasty garlic that can be used for months. Homegrown garlic is a perfect addition to your favorite recipes. Garlic comes in a wide variety of sizes and flavours. Types of garlic range from ‘Regular White’ to the purple-striped spicy ‘Russian [...]
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Why Pollinator Gardens are Important, and How to Build One

Why Should I Welcome Pollinators into My Garden? Is it important to attract bees and butterflies into your garden? By welcoming bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, you are paying attention to the overall health and strength of your garden. Bees pollinate as they go from flower to flower. While visiting flowers in your garden, bees [...]
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Vertical Gardening

Go Vertical! Looking for new ideas for your garden? Curious about alternatives on where and how to grow plants? Vertical gardening is a popular trend in the world of gardening. The ability to add creativity, design, form and function into a garden space, it’s not hard to see why this method is rising in popularity. [...]
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Extra Time on Your Hands?

Spring Has Arrived! Spend some extra time outdoors! With the arrival of spring, enjoy some solitude and soak up the sunshine that graces our gardens. Now is the perfect time to relax and unwind in the company of crisp spring air and sprouting garden friends. Grab a jacket, a warm cup of tea or coffee, [...]
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Spring 2020 Draw!

Spring is Almost Here! The days are getting longer, spring flowers are emerging from the soil, and now is the time to start thinking about your summer garden. What do you have in mind? Maybe some dazzling dahlias, luscious lilies, precious peonies or gorgeous gladiolus! Whatever kind of garden you have in mind, Florissa is [...]
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2020’s Pick for Hosta and Perennial of the Year!

Looking for Something New for Your Garden? Every year two outstanding perennials are showcased in the world of horticulture. This year, Hosta ‘Dancing Queen’ wins the title of Hosta of the Year, and Aralia ‘Sun King’ is honored with the award of Perennial of the Year. These two varieties are exceedingly worthy of these accolades. [...]
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New Summer Blooms!

New for Your Garden Exciting new varieties from Florissa coming soon to a garden centre near you! We have beautiful new Colourful Companions that pair complementary with varieties in your garden. In addition, we have a gorgeous range of dahlias, lilies, and also fruit! Experience amazing blooms from summer through fall. 'Summer Fiesta' ‘Summer Fiesta’ [...]
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Classic Blue and Your Garden

Classic Blue: Pantone Colour of the Year ‘Classic Blue’ is the Pantone 2020 Colour of the Year. Everything from fashion, home, design and yes, gardening are influenced by Classic Blue this year. This blue is said to be representative of the sky at dusk. A sky that anticipates the day ahead, and all the wonders [...]
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Peony Basics

Grow Beautiful Peonies! Luscious soft and airy blooms with sublime fragrance, peonies are popular with just about everyone.  A gardener’s dream plant, they’ve been in cultivation for over 200 years and are exceptionally long-lived.  It’s not uncommon to hear of a peony plant celebrating 100 years or more in a garden landscape.  They are vigorous, [...]
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