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WINTER CARE FOR BIRDS

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...

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THE JOY OF PLANTING FALL BULBS

THE JOY OF PLANTING FALL BULBS

Don’t put away your gardening gloves just yet – this time of year when the leaves are turning and the temperature is cooling happens to be the right time to plant bulbs that will bring your garden to life with that first burst of colour in the spring. To get you...

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FALL PRUNING GUIDE

FALL PRUNING GUIDE

As the seasons start to change, so do the outdoor tasks around our yards, and fall is the perfect time to prune back your landscape plants. If you’re new to pruning, it can be a little intimidating – after all, you don’t want to damage your tree or plant – but proper...

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BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR WATERING TIPS

BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR WATERING TIPS

While most plants enjoy a certain amount of sun, very few can tolerate high temperatures for too long without extra help. Vegetables will wilt quickly, and crops like lettuce may bolt and end up tasting bitter. As that summer heat wave rolls on, here are a few things...

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DEER-PROOFING THE GARDEN

DEER-PROOFING THE GARDEN

While we can certainly appreciate the natural beauty of a deer stepping through a forest or quietly making its way across the prairie, deer and gardens definitely do not mix. Deer are not uncommon in Winnipeg backyards, and although deterring them from eating your...

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HYDRANGEA HEAVEN

HYDRANGEA HEAVEN

The single most popular flowering shrub in our region has to be the head-turning hydrangea, with its gorgeous large blooms. Its popularity is no surprise, since there are so many reasons to love this stunning shrub. Reasons like: Colourful, vibrant blossoms all season...

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LAWN CARE TIPS AND TRICKS

LAWN CARE TIPS AND TRICKS

A soft, inviting lawn is one of our favourite parts of summer – great for kids, fun for your dog, and a perfect place to lay down a blanket and have a picnic or just read a book. Plus, a well-kept lawn really ratchets up the curb appeal of your home! With that in...

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BETTER SOIL FOR BETTER PLANTS

BETTER SOIL FOR BETTER PLANTS

Healthy plants start with healthy soil! But with everything from bison manure to sea soil on our shelves, knowing what to grab, what to mix, and what does what can be a bit of a head scratcher. So in the interests of this whole issue becoming a lot clearer than mud,...

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HOW TO CARE FOR HANGING BASKETS

HOW TO CARE FOR HANGING BASKETS

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of summer, and our gardens are officially at prime lushness! If you picked up some flowering hanging baskets at the start of the season that you’re struggling to keep looking fresh and full, here are 4 quick tips for making sure...

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WHEN CAN I PLANT?  FACTS ABOUT FROST

WHEN CAN I PLANT? FACTS ABOUT FROST

In spring, the very mention of frost sends gardeners scurrying for sheets, boxes, or whatever they can scrounge up to keep their plants safe from a possible cold snap.  Read on to take the guesswork out of what you can, and what you cannot plant until the threat of...

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THE POWER OF FLOWERS

THE POWER OF FLOWERS

By the time winter starts to recede, most of us are longing for a little colour in our surroundings! While spring is taking its time this year, our greenhouses are filled with rows and rows of bright, happy flowers to bring into your home like hydrangeas, orchids,...

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