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Companion Plants for Roses

Adding companion plants to your rose garden is a popular and beneficial practice for the health and beauty of your garden. The addition of perennials to your rose garden can bring out the best of your roses, by complimenting their aesthetics, warding off pests and improving the soil. Companion plants create a healthy diversity in [...]
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Patio Perfect Containers

Containers are an easy way to add colourful focal points to a patio, porch, or backyard. You can experiment with large or small containers and a variety of different perennials. With so many to choose from, every container can have its own special flare and design! You can keep your arrangement neat with coordinating colours [...]
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Delicious Fruit to Grow this Summer!

It’s satisfying to pick a bowl of fresh berries that you grew yourself. When choosing small fruit plants for your home garden, seek out the varieties best suited to your growing region, and plants that will be productive, vigorous, disease resistant and winter hardy. There are many unique berries and small fruit to add to [...]
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Must-Have Roses for Your Garden

With spring comes the perfect weather to get outdoors and to tend to your garden. Garden centres are bringing in many new plants and bulbs. One of those being roses - a very well-known and sought-after flower. There are so many different types and varieties to choose from! With their enticing aromas and delicate blooms, [...]
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Easy to Grow Perennials for Amazing Colour

Perennials - what are they? Well, plants generally fall into 3 categories: annuals, biennials or perennials. Annuals complete their life cycle (seed to sprout to flower to seed) within one year and need to be planted fresh every year. Biennials need 2 years to complete their life cycle. Perennials are planted once and will come [...]
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Grow Your Daily Dose of Fruit and Veggies

A relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors is to grow your own fruits and vegetables. There is nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables and fruit from your garden or patio. There is a lot of pride in picking your own berries for a homemade pie or harvesting potatoes for a delicious side dish. This [...]
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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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Inspiration for Container Gardening

Containers are a fantastic location to plant a variety of bulbs and perennials. Whether on your patio, front entrance or balcony, containers large and small can have a gorgeous impact. . To add stunning interest, lilies and dahlias can bring bright punches of colour, bees and butterflies to your containers. Dahlias The best dahlias for [...]
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3 Garden Favourites for 2021

Looking for suggestions on what to plant in your garden this year? Check out the Hosta of the Year, the Perennial of the Year, and our Florissa’s Choice of the Year. Each of these perennials are beautiful low maintenance varieties. Hosta of the Year Every year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses a ‘Hosta of [...]
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5 New Blooms for Your Summer Garden

Spring is coming and so is summer bulb and perennial planting season. It’s time to think about dahlias, peonies, anemones and gladiolus. With so many different varieties, colours, shapes and sizes, you can build a garden suited to your unique taste. Check out the amazing new varieties. Interested in trying some new dahlias? New this […]

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