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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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Time to Plant Garlic - Feature

Time to Plant Garlic

Fresh, firm and plump, growing garlic at home is easy and rewarding. Just follow these simple steps for fall planting and next spring, when you see garlic sprouts pushing up through the soil you’ll know that you’ve got a jump start on a gourmet harvest. When Garlic is best planted in the fall and allowed [...]
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Hyacinths - Spring is in the Air - Feature

Hyacinths: Spring is in the Air

Ever watch a hyacinth come into bloom? Each floret, held close to the main stalk, unfolds one by one taking on colour, until the many flowers become one delightful floral stem. Just a hint of their intoxicating sweet fragrance lets you know that spring’s in the air. Hyacinths originate from a highly fragrant, wild blue [...]
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Feed the Pollinators - Feature

Spring Flowering & Pollinator Friendly Bulbs

Support pollinators next spring by planting ‘Feed the Pollinators’ collections this fall. Florissa’s introduction of two new special collections offer a spring season’s worth of blooms to boost the nectar rich food sources for pollinators while enhancing the beauty of your garden. In early to mid-spring, from the moment they awaken, pollinators are foraging for [...]
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Heat and Drought Tolerant Perennials - Feature

Heat & Drought Tolerant Perennials

More and more, gardeners are becoming interested in heat and drought tolerant perennials, especially as we experience sizzling hot, dry weather across Canada. It makes good sense to choose plants appropriate for our landscape conditions and gardening regions, conserving resources and saving time and money. A period of drought can last a few days, weeks, [...]
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Tips for Digging Potatoes - Feature

Tips for Digging Potatoes

Growing potatoes for the first time? Wondering when to dig them up? The answer may depend on whether you’re growing potatoes to enjoy with a summer meal or for long term winter storage. Here are our tips for digging potatoes. New potatoes are intentionally harvested early for their smaller size and tender skins. Any variety [...]
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Purple and Blue Potatoes - Feature

Purple and Blue Potatoes

Fun and exciting on your plate, vibrant purple and blue potatoes are more nutritionally beneficial than other potatoes regularly consumed. Loaded with anthocyanins and carotenoids, they offer as many anti-oxidants as found in spinach or kale. High in carbs, low in fat, these potatoes also have a moderate amount of dietary fiber. Their skins are [...]
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