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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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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 Remembrance Day 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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Tulips wrapped in paper
Tulips 101

Just when you think winter couldn't get any more windy, wet, and cold, you step outside and notice something new. Something emerging from the ground that reminds you that spring is on its way! And it's all thanks to you and your fall bulb planting back in October!...

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Houseplants For Health

It's getting chilly out and with the year we've all had, we know that being cooped up indoors can be tiring and mentally straining. Especially if you're working from home, and have kids! Over the years, studies have proven the many benefits that plants have on our...

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Plants in Pots
Fall Container Planting

As the season begins to change from summer to fall, there's a lot for us to look forward to as we unwind from the hustle and bustle of summer. The leaves changing, the kids going back to school, hot soups, cozy clothes, home décor, the kids going back to school and...

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Leafy Greens 101

September is the perfect time to sow your seeds directly into the soil for most leafy greens. These plants thrive in cool environments. With the average growth time of 30-40 days, you can go ahead and imagine yourself serving your impressive homegrown leafy green...

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FALL BULB GARDEN PLANNED
Smart Bulb Planting 101

Now that Fall is approaching, it's time consider which fall bulbs are the best choice for you to plant this season. A great way to do this might be to reflect on previous years. Perhaps you were surprised to find that your garden didn't have the beautiful smell you...

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Garlic 101

Mm, Garlic…It makes almost every dish better! Who doesn’t add a little extra garlic in their recipes? Roasted garlic, garlic bread, garlic potatoes, honey garlic...the more the better! If you enjoy cooking then you know the difference in taste between using fresh...

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Sustainable gardening
Sustainable Gardening 101

If you haven't heard of sustainable gardening, or if you have and you're looking for ways to implement eco-friendly changes to your garden, we're here to help! In this article we will discuss what sustainable gardening is, why it is important, how you can make...

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Forcing Amaryllis 101

The first sign of spring to so many people is when tulips and daffodils start to pop out from the ground. These bright, colorful signs of warmer weather to come are not there by accident. Unlike lilies and dahlias, the flowers that bloom right at the start of...

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Safe Plants for Pets 101

If you’re anything like us, you love your houseplants and your pets! Unfortunately, there are a lot of houseplants that can be toxic to our pets, and we don’t always know that when purchasing our newest indoor plant addition. The wrong indoor houseplant choice...

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Growing Clematis for Beginners
Clematis 101

Care Tips & Simplified Pruning Many people assume that vines of the same name behave the same way. Clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle, passion flowers. These are the categories that separate and define vines. But what if I told you that wasn’t exactly true? Yes,...

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how to harvest your own seeds
Harvesting Your Own Seeds

Your garden has done it's job by creating a beautiful space, providing nourishment to the earth, feeding you and your loved ones, and now it's time to...die? Perhaps not! When August approaches, not all of us think about life after death for our beautiful plants....

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