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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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How to Grow Gloxinias

Often gifted at housewarmings, Gloxinias make spectacular houseplants during winter months. However, they will easily make the move from indoors to outdoors in the summer, especially if you start growing the tubers in late February to early March. Gloxinias boast large, velvety leaves and their abundant cup-shaped blossoms in rich hues make for a perfect […]

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Colour Trends – Add Pantone Colours to Your Garden

Entering a new year, it is time to bring stability and energy into our lives. This year’s pantone colours, Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow give us the strong foundation we need paired with light and optimism to brighten our world. So, let’s plant some yellow and grey flowering bulbs, roses and perennials!. Illuminating Yellow To [...]
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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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Planting the Best Fall Flowering and Early Spring Garden

What Should I Plant in the Fall? There are many spring blooms such as daffodils and tulips, beautiful lilies and dahlias flower in the summer. But what about fall and in early spring when the ground is only beginning to thaw? There are bulbs you can plant in the fall to extend the blooming period [...]
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