Increase Your Sales & Feed the Hungry

Yes, you can improve your bottom line and support those in need in your community. It is not difficult. There are two things every community has in common gardeners and families in need. The Plant a Row-Grow a Row Program is designed to bring these two groups together through the…

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I am a Canadian Garden

The more you study garden design the more you realize that there seems to be no style to the Canadian Garden.  We have adopted garden styles from around the world.  Water features from the Italian and Spanish Gardens.  From Britain we have adopted the cottage garden, English mixed border and…

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Magnolias

In a land far, far, away, in a time long ago magnolias  and rhododendrons shared a common ancestor.  The result of this is that magnolias and rhododendrons have some similar traits.  The most important trait being that they both like a soil on the acidic side. This means when you…

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Topiaries

A growing trend in gardening is to add wire formed animals such as lions, turtles, horses and alligators to the home landscape. Some of the tools you may need: Transplant fertilizer; water-soluble fertilizer; secateurs; pencil; crochet hook; long fibered peat moss; water; kitchen knife; soil less mix; topiary shears.

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Garden Art

Gone are the days when plastic pink flamingos were considered garden art. Plastic pink flamingos are now relegated to the ranks of the practical joke.  In fact even with a failed attempt in the early 90’s to revive the garden gazing balls they have been relegated to the realm of…

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Growing Rhododendrons

While roses are considered by many gardeners to be the queen of the garden, rhododendrons are said to be the king.  Their large trusses of flowers can be of almost any colour of the rainbow and will bloom sometime between April and June in southern Ontario. Rhododendrons slowly  evolved in…

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