August Gardening Tips and News

The summer has certainly provided a mixed bag of weather for us – some pleasant days, very hot days, and some severe and rainy days in between. While some plants and gardens have thrived, others may be looking a little ‘weathered.’

Here are our tips to help prolong the life of your lawn and garden through the remaining […]

Summer is Coming

It is hard to believe that we have just entered the last few weeks of spring with summer on our doorstep. The weather is cooperating and our beloved annuals are getting the sunlight they so desire.

Be prepared to give your plants some extra TLC when the weather has been hot and dry for long spells.

See […]

Early Spring Glory

Spring has sprung! (Or at least, that’s what the calendar is telling us.) As we build momentum for what is sure to be a busy spring season, we’ve polled some of our staff to answer a rather difficult question: if you had to pick just one flower as your favourite for early spring colour, what […]

April 1st, 2018|Annuals, Perennials, Trees and Shrubs|

Potted Evergreens

Every year late in the fall we field questions about potted evergreens for use as Christmas décor. On the surface, it’s a slam dunk! You’re not needlessly killing an evergreen to decorate, and you’re saving money. Some people intend to plant the evergreen the following spring, while others plan on keeping the evergreen potted indefinitely, […]

November 27th, 2016|Gardening Advice, Trees and Shrubs|

Burlapping Evergreens

As fall gives way to winter, we’re accustomed to seeing a lot of brown in the landscape – including from the evergreens many of us dutifully wrap in a thick layer of burlap. The intention is twofold: to prevent snow and ice pileup from breaking branches, and to protect the plant from harsh, desiccating winter […]

November 9th, 2016|Garden Maintenance, Gardening Advice, Trees and Shrubs|

“Spooky” Plants

In the spirit of Hallowe’en (which is only a few days away), we’ve compiled a list of indoor and outdoor plants that our staff consider spooky for one or many reasons! If you’re looking for a little Hallowe’en inspiration, then peruse our staff picks and get inspired (or frightened!).

Anna’s Pick: Ghost Fern

The name says it […]

October 25th, 2016|Perennials, Trees and Shrubs, Tropicals/Indoor Plants|

What Decides Fall Colours?

Many of us might know why the leaves of our favourite deciduous plants change colour in the fall. But have you ever wondered why some plants turn yellow and others red? Or perhaps you have a tree that turned orange one year and dark red another year. In this week’s blog post we’re going to […]

September 26th, 2016|Trees and Shrubs|

Fall Pruning: Don’t Do It!

Fall is a favourite time for clean-up in the garden. We clear out all of our tired and spent annuals, remove leaf litter from the beds and patch our lawns. While we’re in the throes of our clean-up, it’s awfully tempting to get out the pruners and cut back our trees and shrubs to finish […]

September 7th, 2016|Gardening Advice, Trees and Shrubs|

Fantastic Fall Colour

Autumn is on the doorstep, and with it will soon come a cacophony of new colour in the garden. This week, we’ve asked our staff for their favourite annuals, perennials, and shrubs that produce attractive fall hues. Our list is a little longer this week (we’re excited about the prospect of cooler temperatures after a […]

September 5th, 2016|Annuals, Perennials, Trees and Shrubs|

Late Summer Bloomers

Late summer is a tricky time for colour in the garden. Many summer-flowering plants have already faded, and it’s usually too early for much in the way of autumn colour. However, there are a fair few perennials and shrubs that put on a great show late in August and help to bridge the gap between […]

August 7th, 2016|Perennials, Trees and Shrubs|