VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS If you are new to gardening, be sure to read these vegetable gardening basics for beginners. Learning these skills and techniques will make your gardening experience far more pleasant and rewarding.   Planning the Garden Location...

EARLY SPRING GARDENING CHECKLIST

Make sure you get a good start to the season by following this early spring gardening checklist. Clean up and repair- remove broken stems and branches and clean up any winter debris that has gathered around plants. As days get longer, start feeding indoor plants with...

REVIVE YOUR PLANTS AFTER WINTER

In a climate like ours, where outdoor plant life goes dormant under a blanket of snow from November through March, those cheerful green houseplants bursting with life around your home can become a bit of a lifeline. However, seeing their health begin to falter after...

SEED STARTING FOR A NEW YOU

There's no better time to start seeds than now! There are few acts that are filled with as much hope and promise as starting your own seeds at home. Within days, you'll see tiny green baby sprouts emerging from the soil -  joy! A few more weeks and you'll be thinning...

GROW: SQUEEZE IN SOME CITRUS

Our Citrus plants have finally arrived from our friends in sunny Florida and we are SO excited! Can you picture it? Walking out into your backyard, breathing in the summer air, and picking a ripe lemon from your very own citrus tree. It might be hard to believe, but...

When to Sow Annuals Seeds

Use the following chart as a reference on when to start your annuals from seed. You can sow seven days on either side of date noted. Name When to Sow Indoors Days to Germination and Temperature Light and Notes Ageratum March 24 7 @ 27°C light Alyssum April 6 5 @ 24°C...

When to Sow Vegetable Seeds

Use our handy vegetable planting chart to know when you're supposed to sow all of your vegetable seeds!  

WINTER CARE FOR BIRDS

We love our birds! SO MUCH! Whether we're waking up to their sweet singing or watching them frolic around a feeder, birds do something to us. When we're engaged with them, all of worldly concerns seem to fall away, even if only for a few moments. As winter approaches...

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING TIPS

Every year thousands of people in Winnipeg look forward to decorating their Christmas tree. This tradition can be special and fun for people of all ages. There is no right or wrong way to decorate your tree- if you and your family...

SLEEPING WITH A SNAKE PLANT

Of all the plants that grace our greenhouse, one special plant rises above all others, and it's the Snake Plant. The Snake Plant or Sansevieria (san-se-vi-ee’-ri-ah) is a tried-and-true houseplant that anyone can keep and...
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