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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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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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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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