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KIDS LOVE TO GARDEN

KIDS LOVE TO GARDEN

If you stop to think about it, gardening might actually be the ideal activity for little ones. Most kids love to dig in dirt and splash in puddles, and are inherently curious about bugs, worms, butterflies, and bees. Taking advantage of this to get them involved in...

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MAKE AN EASTER EGG TREE

MAKE AN EASTER EGG TREE

Every holiday comes with its cherished family traditions, and Easter certainly has its share. There’s the excitement of hunting around the house or yard for chocolate treats and the anticipation of sitting down together for a beautiful meal, but decorating eggs is the...

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THE JOY OF SEED STARTING

THE JOY OF SEED STARTING

For gardeners everywhere, we are approaching an undeniably exciting time — spring is near! Now is the time to start thinking about all things green, like starting seeds for this summer’s vegetable garden. If never you’ve tried starting your own seeds,...

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REVIVE YOUR HOUSEPLANTS AFTER A LONG WINTER

REVIVE YOUR HOUSEPLANTS AFTER A LONG 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, and seeing their health begin to falter after months...

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WHY PLANTS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

WHY PLANTS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Around a month ago I sat down with Elaine Stechisen from Shelmerdine Garden Center to talk about planning your herb + flower garden. During our conversation, we veered off track and she began telling me about studies done on the healing properties of plants. And I...

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2020 – HERE WE GROW!

2020 – HERE WE GROW!

1937.  Picture it…the population of Winnipeg was a mere 250,000. The Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco opened. A crippling drought on the Prairies had us in the grips of the Great Depression.  And a little company called Shelmerdine was founded in Charleswood,...

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THE SHELMERDINE HALLOWEEN FUNZONE

THE SHELMERDINE HALLOWEEN FUNZONE

October is one of our favorite months at Shelmerdine! We get to listen to the endless giggles of thousands of children who visit our Halloween Funzone, and witness the joy of their parents and grandparents watching them play.  This year marks our 7th Annual Halloween...

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FORAGED AUTUMN WREATH

FORAGED AUTUMN WREATH

It’s no secret that we love the season of colorful crispy leaves, cozy scarves and just about everything that comes with the slightly slower pace of fall. The only trouble is that autumn comes just as quickly as it goes. This little project is super simple and...

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ELEVATED PUMPKIN DECORATING

ELEVATED PUMPKIN DECORATING

It’s pumpkin season and never before have pumpkins been so sophisticated!  From ghost white to shades of grey and blood orange hues, the specialty pumpkins, gourds and squash in our pumpkin patch are a decorator’s dream. To celebrate this beautiful...

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GIANT ZUCCHINI SOUP

GIANT ZUCCHINI SOUP

It’s that time of year… It’s the season that bursts with vine-ripe tomatoes, crisp apples and cucumbers ready for pickling.  It’s also the season of the dreaded giant zucchini.  Zucchinis at this time of year can hardly be left alone a moment before they balloon to...

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WINTER PLANNING FOR SPRING PLANTING

WINTER 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 planting season arrives, you’ll be able to...

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CARING FOR YOUR FIDDLE LEAF FIG

CARING FOR YOUR FIDDLE LEAF FIG

  Tall, dark and trendy, fiddle leaf fig trees are everywhere. And if you’re not familiar with the fiddle leaf fig just yet, a quick flip through any design magazine or blog and you’ll spot one in short order.  This interior plant has come to its current...

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