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A blog For beginner gardeners & advanced gardeners. From gardening tips & tricks to outdoor inspiration. Browse through our blogs below for something new every Thursday at 4:30pm. Do you have something to share or would like to know more about? Let us know by emailing us at info@wildwoodoutdoorliving.com.

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How to: Attract Pollinators

By introducing more pollinators to your garden, you can expect higher yields, bigger blooms and more plants! These busy-bee workers aren't just bees. Pollinators come in a wide variety of insects and mammals. Some fantastic pollinators you can find in Canada are...

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May Gardening Tips

You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers! We hope the saying goes for those with snow showers too! Though it might not seem like the weather is warming up, all we can do is chip away at what we can so that we can soak up as much sun as possible when...

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Birthday Month Flower Garden

Looking for a unique gift idea that has meaning on Mother's Day? Birth Month Gardens are the newest trend for 2022! Whether you're helping Mom in the garden or gifting her seasonal blooms that deliver fond memories, the Mom in your life will be sure to know you...

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Top 5 Unique Fruit for Hanging Baskets

With a new hanging basket season approaching, it's time to plan bigger and better baskets than ever before! With unlimited combinations of flowers, vegetables, and herbs, we thought introducing a few new and exciting ideas to your hanging baskets this year would be...

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Companion Planting 101

Most gardeners would agree that one of the best methods of growing happy and healthy plants is the prevention of unwanted pests and diseases. A fantastic way to prevent disease and unwanted pests is to grow plants that complement each other. Planting compatible...

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Fertilizer 101

Whether you're new to gardening or you're a seasoned professional. Gardening is a world of its own, where we as gardeners get to learn and grow constantly. From being in the industry for over 40 years, we've learned a thing or two regarding gardening. We've come to...

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April Gardening Tips

Spring has arrived, and we couldn't be more thankful for all the warmer and brighter days ahead! Depending on where you live, you could be knee-deep in the dirt by now or patiently awaiting the snow to melt away. Either way, it's Spring, and it's time to shine! Get...

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Top 5 Unique Flower Seeds

Top 5 Unique Flower Seeds Have you ever seen a flower so bizarre that you wish you knew what you were looking at? Or maybe you're interested in adding some interesting conversation starters to your own garden. Sometimes in the garden industry, we come across a few...

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How To Grow Cut Flowers

Growing flowers for cutting is the best way to get the most out of your blooms! Whether you're growing them for gifting, décor or fragrance, a constant supply of flowers is a beautiful gift from nature that will put a smile on anyone's face. In this blog, we're...

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Microgreens 101

Microgreens are kind of like the new kid on the block when it comes to seeds, we've all heard of them but do we know that much about them? After reading this blog not only are you going to know what microgreens are and why they're amazing! But you'll learn...

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March Gardening Tips

Well, gardeners, it's just about our time to shine! The month is March and the sun is starting to shine more and more, every day! If you're overwhelmed or excited to get growing, we're here to help. Let's get ourselves organized with a few gardening tips for March...

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Begonias 101

With over a thousand varieties, Begonias are famous for their rose-like appearance and ability to create beautiful hanging baskets, window boxes and all other containers! Not only do Begonia's make the perfect container plant, but they can also be used for bedding...

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The Top 5 Best Vegetables For Containers

Being in the gardening industry we can safely tell you that seeds are the most popular item this time of year. While we wait for warmer weather there is no time like the present to get ahead on growing. Whether you forgot to leave room for vegetables in the garden,...

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Small Fruit Plants 101

We're counting down the days until spring and we bet you are too! As we plan for our best garden yet, we're sometimes reminded of something that we missed the mark on last year. We adorned our flowers and harvested many vegetables but something might have...

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Winter Pond Fish 101

If you're lucky enough to have a pond, you know the joy it brings to your home and your backyard. From attracting nearby wildlife to lulling you to its relaxing sounds. Ponds create magical landscapes and beautiful homes not only for ourselves but for pond fish...

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January & February Gardening Tips

January is coming to an end and you know what that means? Spring is just around the corner! Well, almost. We still have a little ways to go, but until then let's do what we can to pass the time. In this article, you'll find a few ways to keep you busy and your...

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Raspberry Plants 101

When it comes to growing small fruit plants, raspberries are one of the easiest growers. They provide an impressive harvest and they're freezable, giving you a constant supply of berries all year round! These versatile berries are easy to pick, low in sugar, cold...

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New Year, New Garden

It's a new year and the world is ready for change! Whether it's the kind of change that gets you moving, grooving or growing, the year 2022 is a fresh start for us all. If you're looking for some inspiration for change in your garden this year, we've got your back....

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Top 5 Gifts For The Gardener

If you are cutting it close to Christmas without having finished your shopping list, you're not alone. It's the busiest time of year for a reason! If you're on the move for some gift ideas for the gardener in your life, you're almost there. Not only do we know...

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Christmas Trees 101

It's that time of year again, and our fresh-cut BC Christmas Trees are in! There are so many benefits to buying a real tree for the holidays. Not only does it save you storage space, but it also gives your home that fresh forest scent! If you’re eco-conscious like...

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December Tips

Time flies when you're having fun in the garden, doesn't it? One minute you're one with nature digging in the dirt, singing with the birds passing by and the next you're cooped indoors brainstorming all that you look forward to planting in the next season. This...

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Pruning Tools & Tips 101

Pruning might be the best trick there is to helping your plants grow to their fullest potential. By removing dead or dying branches, you're removing the risk of disease to the entire plant. With the proper tool, you can expect your plant to recover faster from...

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Waxed Amaryllis 101

It is that magical time of year again for all of us plant lovers to shop Christmas cactus, poinsettias, Christmas trees, wreaths, greens, garland and more! The holiday season is taking over and we’re all in. One of everything please! Including that thing over...

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The Lapel Poppy 101

Belonging to the Papaveraceae family, the poppy can be found in many shades of white, purple and red. However, when the red poppy comes to mind we often reflect on those we have lost to war. It is a symbol of consolation, remembrance and death. Placed upon our...

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Landscape Lighting 101

Tis the season! To climb around the garage looking for the box marked "x-mas", pulling it out and taking a big deep breath in. Untangle the string lights, test the bulbs, replace the bulbs, test the bulbs again, map out your route and set up that ladder! If this...

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November Gardening Tips

Depending on where you live, you might be faced with drastic seasonal changes. One day it could be a beautiful fall day and the next you could be buried under what feels like a hundred feet of snow! That’s why it’s always a good idea to get a good head start on...

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Snowdrops 101

The Snowdrop, also known as Galanthus is a flower with purpose and tradition. With over 20 varieties the Snowdrop belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family. Popular in many folklore tales, the Snowdrop was believed to be from Britain but was later discovered as...

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Making Black Garlic
Top 5 Reasons To Grow Garlic

If you ask someone who grows garlic, they'll tell you that garlic is one of the greatest gifts you can pull from your garden. Not only are they incredibly easy to grow but they multiply and store extremely well, giving you unlimited garlic year after year. Why...

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Fall Shrubs
Fall Shrubs 101

What's A Shrub? Is it a tree? Is it a bush? No, it's shrub! Shrubs are like the middle sibling to trees and bushes. Unlike trees, shrubs are much smaller. They grow a central base with many small and woody branches stemming from the bottom to the top....

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October Tips

Sometimes with a new season comes a good seasonal clean up. The kind that will have you pulling your couch out and collecting your dust bunnies. Or maybe throwing your summer clothes in a pile and hiding them at the back of the closet. In the garden, fall is a...

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