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24
Nov

Poinsettias

Poinsettias  Botanical name:  Euphorbia pulcherrima Tis the season for Poinsettia! These colourful, leafy plants appear in our stores and in our homes at this time of year; they mark the coming of winter and the many holidays we celebrate this season.  Caring for your Poinsettia and keeping it healthy all season long, is not too difficult if you

09
Oct

Winterizing your Vegetable Garden

Your garden has been a wonder! It has sprouted, grown up and offered you a bounty of food for the coming months. Now is the time to clean and tidy it up for the winter and to prepare it for next spring’s growing season. What you do now can dramatically increase your yields in the

03
Sep

Planting Fall Bulbs

The What, When, How and Where to planting bulbs this fall to get the best spring blooms! What Bulbs should I plant? When choosing bulbs, be sure to pick those that will thrive in your growing zone. Next you may wish to choose based on colour, height and bloom time. Selecting a variety of bulbs

28
Oct

Protect Trees & Shrubs for Winter

As the nights become longer and we put our gardens to bed for the winter, we should turn our attention to our larger garden investments; our trees and shrubs. The winter elements can be tough on some trees especially those that are tender, newly planted or young. Let’s see what we can do to help

22
Oct

Leave the Leaves?

The days are getting shorter and the trees are sporting their bright autumn colours! These show-stopping hues bring on fallen leaves, as well as the question: Should you leave the leaves or should you bag them up? Each fall we encounter various articles that suggest we should leave the fallen leaves as they lie. It

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