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TREES AND SHRUBS FOR FALL COLOR

TREES AND SHRUBS FOR FALL COLOR

Autumn is a beautiful season when we get to enjoy many colours that don’t show up throughout the rest of the year. And while summer usually gets all of the glory in this department, fall is actually a great time for gardening! The ground is still warm, which plants...

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MARCH PLANNING FOR SPRING PLANTING

MARCH PLANNING FOR SPRING PLANTING

How does your garden grow? With this question in mind, March is the month to plan your gardening season ahead.  There may still be snow on the ground, but if you take advantage of March as a planning month then when spring planting season arrives, you'll be able to...

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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 approaches...

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DEALING WITH DEER

DEALING WITH DEER

We can certainly appreciate the natural beauty of a deer stepping through a forest or quietly making its way across the prairie. But, deer and gardens definitely do not mix. Deer are not uncommon in Winnipeg backyards. It can be tricky to keep them from eating your...

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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. Take the guesswork out of what you can, and what you cannot plant until the threat of frost is over....

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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...

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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

LAWN CARE TIPS

  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...

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BETTER SOIL FOR BETTER PLANTS

BETTER SOIL FOR BETTER PLANTS

Healthy plants start with healthy soil! But with everything from compost 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, let’s...

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