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2022 December Gardening Tips

December?! When did that happen? Well, folks, whether you're a seasoned gardener or just getting started, December can be a busier month than you might expect. After all, preparing for your best growing season yet takes plenty of work and preparation. That's why in...

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How To Grow Succulents

The colder it gets outside, the more time we get to take care of our indoor plants! - Is one way for us gardeners to look at it. If you are already counting down the days until spring, it's time to try something new to keep you busy this winter. In this week's...

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Top 5 Reasons to Compost

It's 2022, and sustainable gardening is a crucial way to save your money and your plants too! In this week's blog, we're here to share the top five important reasons to start your own compost bin from scratch! Plus, follow along as our President Gord Nickel Shows...

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Bobbex 101

Deer Repellent has come a long way to ensure that the safety of ourselves, the deer and our plants are the top priority. If you're in the market for an effective deer repellent, we'll share everything there is to know about our favourite product, Bobbex! Plus,...

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2022 November Gardening Tips

2022 November Gardening Tips It's November 2022 and another beautiful gardening season is coming to a close, but not just yet! There is lots you can do in November to improve your garden for next year. Check out our handy list of November to-do's to keep you...

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How to Use Moss Poles

Are you tired of picking your plants up off the floors to clean your house? Or maybe you envision creating as much greenery as possible in a small space. In this week's blog, we're here to help your plants with a little 'pick me up' by showing you how to use one of...

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Hyacinths 101

The flower of the sun god Appollo. Hyacinth represents the flower of peace, beauty, commitment, pride and pride. These Mediterranean natives can grow worldwide in both garden beds and containers. Learn everything there is to know about Hyacinths in this week's...

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Top 5 Tips For Planting Fall Bulbs

When one season ends, another begins! And you know what the best thing to plant in the fall is? Fall bulbs! On the latest episode of Get Up and Grow, our President Gord Nickel teaches Hannah Lepine everything she needs to know to plant all her favourite spring...

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Fall Hot Tub To-Do’s

Draining and Filling your tub at the first signs of fall is the perfect way to get your spa ready for heavier use in the colder seasons. I like to reference the bed sheets analogy – fresh water in the spa is like putting fresh sheets on the bed. The fresh feel is...

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2022 October Gardening Tips

It's October 2022 and in the world of gardening there's plenty to do! From pruning to planting and of course decorating! October offers a variety of fun activities to keep us gardeners busy and soaking up as much of the outdoors as we can. To keep you busy as a bee...

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Mealybugs 101

The summer is coming to an end, so it's time to bring your plants inside. We said plants, not mealybugs! Before it's too late, here's everything you need to know about the nutrient-sucking, little white cotton-like-critters that could cause you a lot of headaches...

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Top 5 Unique Vegetable & Fruit Seeds

With only 23 days remaining in summer, gardeners all over Canada are excited about a new growing season! And we all know that with a new season comes a lot of work cleaning, pulling, storing and planning, of course! If your plans include adding something unique,...

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September Gardening Tips

With the approach of September comes all things cool and cozy. That could mean growing your cool crops for soups, stews and more in the garden! Though fall isn't here quite yet, there is still plenty to do in the garden to prepare for an entirely new season. If...

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Summer Watering 101

Who knew Canada could get so hot!? With the summer we've been having, it's hard to find the energy to get much work done. During times like these, you might find your garden is happy and healthy one minute and then droopy and sad the next! If the heats getting to...

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How To Attract Butterflies

Whether their delicate presence provides you with symbolic reflection, calm enjoyment or healthy pollinated blooms, butterflies are one of the most beautiful critters to enter our gardens. Lucky for us, these floating beauties can be swayed to visit more often if...

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Top 5 Deer-Resistant Fall Bulbs

With the approach of a new season, comes plenty to do in the garden! Perhaps the best place to start is to think about what might have gone wrong this year so that we can do our best at preventing it from happening the following year. One problem area that we are...

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August Gardening Tips

With the tail end of summer here, it's time to squeeze in every last drop of the sunny outdoors that we can! In this week's blog were here to keep you busy and growing in the garden with all that there is to do for the month of August!  Lawn & Pond Keep lawns...

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Eremurus 101

Also known as Foxtail Lilies, Desert Candles and King's Spears, Eremurus are strikingly unique members of the Asphodelaceae family. Originating from all over the world in Asia, China, Turkey, and Europe. They can reach up to seven feet tall in varieties of whites,...

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How To Treat Slugs

With only four types of slugs in Canada, it sure feels like there are more than enough to go around! For as long as we can remember slugs have always been one of the worst pests in the garden. Nibbling tiny little holes in just about everything invites unwanted...

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Top 5 Water Plants

Whether you're looking to add more plants to your pond or looking to add some to your indoor or outdoor space, water plants hold a special place in many gardeners hearts. These easy growers come in many different shapes, blooms, vines, and more! Though they're not...

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July Gardening Tips

It's officially summer, so it's time to sit back and enjoy your hard work! Or is it? If you're like us and enjoy every minute you can get gardening, then we're here to help keep you busy (and your garden at its best). Check out our handy list of to-do's for the...

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Hummingbirds 101

Zippy yet delicate, the Hummingbird is always a pleasure to see around the garden or at your window. Hummingbirds are beautifully coloured and quirky to watch - and they're also fantastic pollinators! In this week's blog, we're here to share some exciting facts...

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How To Deter Deer

Have you ever felt the heartbreak of sowing your seeds indoors, transplanting them outdoors, and finally, when they're just about ready to harvest, they've already been harvested! By you know who!? Those cute little deer that have been trotting around the...

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Raised Garden Beds

Whether you live in an apartment building or a house, there are several reasons why raised garden beds are a fantastic option for gardeners. With Spring still in full bloom, it's a great time to get started on a raised garden bed of your own. In this article, we're...

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Top 5 Spring Planting Trees

Once upon a summer, somewhere, someone planted a tree during the year's hottest season. The end of the story did not end in a happy ever after with luscious green leaves, as the tree was unable to grow in such hot conditions. We're here to make your summer tree...

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June Gardening Tips

Spring is here, and we are in full bloom! Though, the weather could warm up a little if you ask us. We're still grateful to be outside planting, with each day getting warmer and warmer! To get the most out of your June garden, we've come up with a handy list of...

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Wisteria 101

While it may seem like a tree with its tall stance and long reach, Wisteria is a fast-growing vine capable of growing in many ways. Famous for its ability to cascade pergolas, archways and trellises. Wisterias drape shades of purple, pink, white and blue...

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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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