Ideas & How To's
Bulbs can bring spring cheer indoors and brighten up your home, particularly in the middle of the long winter.
First Day of Spring
March 20th marks the first day of spring. This hopeful season is full of growth and new possibilities. It is a time to explore activities, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy a little bit of sunshine.
It’s Time for a Spring Lawn Check-Up
As the snow melts away, you may be surprised to find that your once, lush green lawn is less vibrant. The accumulative effect of salt, snow, wind, and frosty weather can cause damage to both the roots and tips of your grass. But that’s not all, winter may have been hiding some unexpected surprises, including mould and root damage from voles.
Ready for Seed Starting?
Starting seeds indoors is a great (and inexpensive) way to fill your garden. It gives you a great opportunity to try new and different varieties of plants, as well as experiment with planting times.
Tips for Arrangements
Check out these helpful tips and tricks to ensure you get the most out of your fresh floral arrangement!
How to Make Fresh Flowers Look Their Best
Want to keep your blooms lasting longer? Follow a few of these simple cut flower care ideas and you will keep your blooms vibrant and long lasting.
Tropical Foliage Plants
Foliage Plants are like adding a breath of fresh air to a room and in fact that is exactly what they do increase the amount of oxygen in a room. They are also very attractive, decorative and functional, as well as being relatively easy to care for.
Container Gardening Simplified
Container gardens are a great way to dress up a patio or doorway. But it’s so much more than that. These miniature gardens are an opportunity to experiment with gardening trends, explore new flowers, or simply showcase a few favourites.
The Joy of Perennials
A perennial is a herbaceous (soft and fleshy) plant that thrives for three or more years. Perennials come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours and can bloom from early April until late October. For these reasons, they are fast becoming more popular. Perennials are one of the easiest plants to grow. Sun or shade, clay or loam, there is a perennial for almost all of your garden needs.
Create a Tropical Paradise
Creating that resort experience at home is easy with our stunning variety of tropical plants. From bougainvillea to the Majesty Palm, the distinctive leaves and brilliant blooms make it easy to mimic the look of your favourite getaway.
Perennials for Shade
One of the most common problems with shade in the garden, is the lack of it!
In a new home, in a new subdivision, where can you grow lush leafy ferns, Astilbes and Hosta? There are so many plants that actually like shade! If you can create a garden in the shaded north side of your home, then you can enjoy a broad range of plants that thrive in shade.
The Secret to Successful Shade Loving Gardens
Shade gardens offer a place of refuge during those hot summer days. These spaces naturally attract plants in cooler tones (think blue, purple, and green) creating a space that is designed for relaxation. The secret to success is choosing the perennials, evergreens, and annuals that thrive in these lower-light spaces.