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Getting your Garden Ready for Winter

In Getting your Garden Ready for Winterby Thussadmin

After a season of enjoying the blooms from your perennial flower garden, late fall is the time to prepare the beds for winter.  Putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up. As fall progresses and temperatures drop, plants are preparing for dormancy. Stop Feritilizing Stopping the fertilizing of perennials in late …

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Fall Colour

In Fall Colourby Thussadmin

The best gardens have plants that add shape, color and overall decor in all seasons. Spring and summer can be pretty easy to fill your gardens with color, especially if you use annuals. However, it can take a bit more planning on your part to keep your flower beds looking great during the late summer and well into fall. Perennials …

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Perlite vs. Vermiculite

In Uncategorizedby Thussadmin

Perlite & Vermiculite are both volcanic in origin and both are put into potting mixes to provide additional air space and to lighten things up so the soil is not too dense and heavy for the plants roots. Perlite does not provide any nutritional benefit and can collect fluoride if the water contains it.  That means that flouride will increase …

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Fertilizers

In Fertilizersby Thussadmin

Fertilizing your plants can sometimes be a bit overwhelming if you are unsure of what to use. It is essential though to use fertilizers especially when you are looking to get the best out of your plants as most soils will not provide the essential long term nutrients needed. Whenever you see a fertilizer product, it will usually have three numbers …

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Tomato Blight

In Tomato Blightby Thussadmin

It’s that time of the year again when we are anticipating on eating all the great vegetables from our gardens! Here is a bit of info that will hopefully help you to avoid that awful Tomato Blight so you get to enjoy those ripe delicious tomatoes!  One thing to remember is that once you have tomato blight there is not …

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Plants that keep those pesky bugs away!

In Plants that repel insectsby Thussadmin

  Summer is almost here, and you’ll want to spend more time outside and in your gardens. Unfortunately, so will those pesky bugs! You can plant herbs and flowers that will help to repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and at the same time add a touch of beauty to your backyard. Plants have unique natural abilities to emit different chemical substances that can serve …

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Pollinators

In Pollinatorsby Thussadmin

How to create a pollinator friendly garden What may seem like a small contribution — a tiny flower planted in a pot or the ground can actually provide valuable place for pollinators like hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Chances are you’re already taking steps to help pollinators and you may not even know it! Sometimes keeping your yard a little bit …

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Butterfly Bush

In Butterfly Bushby Thussadmin

Butterfly  bushes  can be  quite  easy  to  grow,  when  you  know  a  bit  about  their  requirements  and  preferences. Butterfly bush need full sun. They require a minimum of 6-8 hours of bright sunlight.  They also need good drainage. Their roots are sensitive to rotting, and if they spend any amount of time in wet soil, they can get damaged. Most …

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Plant of the Year!

In Plant of the Year!by Thussadmin

Lemon Coral Sedum This is the National Plant of the Year! It’s incredibly easy to grow, has bright lime green textured foliage that looks spiky, but is really quite soft to touch. It will provide bold, fresh colour all season long in your garden or pots. This stunning succulent grows well in the sun or part sun, can tolerate dry …