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Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

December 9th, 2022

Not sure what to buy the gardener on your Christmas list? To help with gift-giving this year — or to add some things to your list — I’ve made a list of a few of my favourite items. I think plants make a wonderful gift, but I list some other excellent options, too. Memberships or …Read more

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Applying Nematodes

September 8th, 2021

Did you have Japanese Beetles in your garden this summer? Did you know that not only are these a nuisance in the garden and on our plants but these colourful insects also lay thousands of eggs in our lawns and those eggs become GRUBS! Environmentally friendly Nematodes are our own tool against grubs. Last check …Read more

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Air-Filtering Plants

February 2nd, 2021

Dracena This large group of houseplants offers selections in all shapes, sizes, and colors. The tall corn plant (D. fragrans ‘Massangeana’) looks at home in a corner, while the colorful striped leaves of ‘Lemon Lime’ (D. deremensis ‘Lemon Lime’) and the day-glow ‘Limelight’ (D. deremensis ‘Limelight’) brighten up a dark spot. These selections flourish in low light, while …Read more

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October in the Garden – Trimming Diseased Leaves

October 7th, 2020

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Hydrangeas: When They Don’t Work And What You Can Do About It

September 18th, 2020

I love hydrangeas!  I put them all in my garden but when they don’t work it can be frustrating.  Here are some common problems and what you can do about them. 1) Hydrangeas not blooming: This seems to be the number one problem people have with their hydrangeas, including me! The most common hydrangeas that …Read more

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September Garden To do’s

September 5th, 2020

Mildew on Ninebark

Lawns Water weekly to help lawns recover from being dormant during the heat of the summer. As mentioned above September is the time to apply Nematodes for grub prevention. It is important to water your lawn well before and after application to increase success. If you need additional help listen to these episodes of Down …Read more

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Spring in the Garden

May 1st, 2020

The start date of Spring Gardening is always a moving target because of the weather. Please consider Spring Temperatures, especially our evening temperatures and weather conditions. Weather and ground conditions are the determining factor for our lawn and soils and considering those things change from year to year many of these tasks depend on certain …Read more

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Gifts for Gardeners

December 19th, 2018

Since this is the season of gift giving, I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite things or a few of the items on my list to help with your Holiday Shopping. Toronto Gardener’s Journal and Source Book This guide is many things. Despite its title it is not just for those that live …Read more

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Applying Nematodes

October 15th, 2017

Did you have Japanese Beetles in your Garden this summer? Did you know that not only are these a nuisance in the garden and on our plants but these colourful insects also lay thousands of eggs in our lawns and those eggs become GRUBS! Environmentally friendly Nematodes are our own tool against grubs. Last check …Read more

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October Gardening To Do’s

October 1st, 2017

October Gardening Checklist:   Add compost/manure or mulch to your garden Divide and transplant large perennials After leaves have fallen, you can transplant deciduous trees and shrubs Lift summer bulbs like Canna’s and Dahlias before frost nips them Clean out bird feeders and stock them up with fresh seed. Protect trees and shrubs from mice …Read more