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How To Winterize Roses and Rose Bushes

How To Winterize Roses and Rose Bushes

Depending on location and type of rose, there are a variety of ways to winterize roses and rose bushes. The key is to start early.
Bringing Lantana Indoors, Raspberry Royale, Red Malabar

Bringing Lantana Indoors, Raspberry Royale, Red Malabar

We cover simple tips on bringing Lantana indoors for the winter, on how to propagate Raspberry Royale and on harvesting Red Malabar Spinach.
Harvest Tasty Fall Vegetables

Harvest Tasty Fall Vegetables

Fall is a great time to harvest vegetables. Here are popular fall vegetables that can be harvested up until the first frost.
Gardening in the Month of September

Gardening in the Month of September

For Ottawa – Zone 5 Stop pruning and fertilizing, as you don’t want to encourage new, tender growth just before…

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Benefits of Container Gardening

 Gardening can be really hard work, and we don’t all have time to perfectly arrange a series of lawns and…

Improve Your Garden Soil This Spring

Improve garden soil with the the right nutrients, it’s vital if you want to grow anything from flowers to vegetables in your garden.

Tips On How To Clean Leaves On Houseplants

Houseplants are a great way to spruce up your home and require relatively little maintenance. You may be surprised to…

25 Beautiful Birds From Around The World

Discover what makes each of these beautiful birds of the world unique, where they live, what they eat, and what they look like.

How Solar Powered Landscape Lighting

Adding solar-powered landscape lighting to your landscape is one of the easiest ways to use the clean, abundant energy from the sun.

White Pine Uses

White pine uses include the sensation of opening the lungs, throat, and sinuses, leading to a feeling of warmth, comfort, and stimulation.

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Lance-Leaved Figwort

Lance-Leaved Figwort

Figworts are plants that don’t have the most attractive appearance However, they provide a lot of nectar and they equally…

Rhodora

Rhodora

Rhodora is a thin, erect-branched shrub that seldom grows taller than 3-4 feet. This little northern shrub produces spectacular blooms…

Lesser pyrole

Lesser pyrole

A bit of a mystery plant, there is very little information on it. Research shows 5 main types of Pyrola…

Silver Wormwood

Silver Wormwood

Silver Wormwood is an attractive, fragrant, silvery-white shrub-like plant with stems and foliage that are covered with woolly gray or…

Gardening Basics

How To Start, Germinate and Care for Seeds

How To Start, Germinate and Care for Seeds

How to start seeds, germinate, grow and care for them is a gardener life skill. Many plants and vegetables fare better when started indoors.
Gardening Hand Tools for Planting and Cultivating

Gardening Hand Tools for Planting and Cultivating

Just how important are garden hand tools? Well, you wouldn’t have much of a garden…

Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for the New Gardener

Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for the New Gardener

Focus your energy on new skills if your landscaping demands too much of your time. Embrace some low-maintenance landscaping principles.
Seven Easy Outdoor Plants for Everyone

Seven Easy Outdoor Plants for Everyone

These seven easy outdoor plants will set you on your way to sprucing up that backyard in no time. And they require very little care.
How To Use Plastic Sheeting And Mulch In The Garden

How To Use Plastic Sheeting And Mulch In The Garden

Plastic sheeting or mulch in the garden proves to be a useful tool for some garden crops. These innovative products have many uses.
Softened Water and Your Garden

Softened Water and Your Garden

Softened water can be severely damaging to plants. Using softened water should be done in a controlled manner, and avoided whenever possible.
On fertilizing your vegetable garden

On fertilizing your vegetable garden

New gardeners and even some veteran gardeners add far more garden fertilizer than their vegetables need, maybe causing plants to struggle.
Ways To Minimize Transplant Shock

Ways To Minimize Transplant Shock

Some of your trees or plants might wilt or die after transplant. Prevent transplant shock by taking these preventative measures!

Gardening Basics

Reasons to Revamp Your Garden Every Season

Reasons to Revamp Your Garden Every Season

Whether you have a small plot, backyard, or balcony, revamping your garden regularly will enable you to make the most of the space.
Hardiness Zones are Shifting With Climate Change

Hardiness Zones are Shifting With Climate Change

Hardiness or climate zone map are shifting, affecting many factors for growers: seedling death, water, extreme weather, environmental risks.
5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

The right gardening tools will make cultivating your plants easier. Here are the 5 essential garden tools to help you work on any garden project.
All Seasons Gardening Tips

All Seasons Gardening Tips

All season gardening provides many benefits. The right type of gardening in your routine, you can save money on your grocery bill.
What To Look For In A Garden When House Hunting

What To Look For In A Garden When House Hunting

A great garden is a top selling point when house hunting, not just green thumbs looking to live off their own land.
Growing Bell Peppers For Gardening Beginners

Growing Bell Peppers For Gardening Beginners

Growing Bell peppers is a great crop for getting started in gardening. With a short crop cycle and easy care, you can achieve great results.
Summer Blooming Flower Ideas For Your Garden

Summer Blooming Flower Ideas For Your Garden

There is a wide range of summer blooming flowers that start from bulbs. Here is a primer to help you select great summer flowers.
Top Five Houseplant starters

Top Five Houseplant starters

If you are starting from scratch, here are some great houseplant starters. They are easy-to-grow and require little maintenance.

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Deadhead Flowers For More Flowers!

Deadhead Flowers For More Flowers!

Deadheading flowers is a very important job to do in the garden as it helps to increase the number of blooms on your plants.
Acid Loving Plants That Like…

Acid Loving Plants That Like…

Learn about the abundance of acid loving plants such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees, that grow well in acidic soil.
Diatomaceous Earth Keeps Insects Away

Diatomaceous Earth Keeps Insects Away

Diatomaceous earth is an organic substance that is effective at keeping insects away from crops and keeping soil and plants healthy.
Five Easy Ways To Get…

Five Easy Ways To Get…

A quick guide to getting rid of fungus in mulch. Learn about yellow fungus and artillery fungus, how you can get rid of them.
10-10-10 Fertilizer: Use And Benefits

10-10-10 Fertilizer: Use And Benefits

Generally, you won’t go wrong applying 10-10-10 all-purpose, complete, balanced fertilizer. Explore usage, mixing with water and precautions.
FERTILIZER FOR GROWING COFFEE AT…

FERTILIZER FOR GROWING COFFEE AT…

Knowing about the best fertilizer for growing coffee plant becomes necessary for the plant to reach its fullest potential.
Going to Seed

Going to Seed

Several flowers and vegetables are going to seed. I took the opportunity to carefully collect Sweet Cubanelle pepper seeds
Wild Parsnip Rash and Around the Vegetable Garden

Wild Parsnip Rash and Around the Vegetable Garden

I don’t like to cut or pull wild parsnip on a sunny day. It’s sap likes to splash, and I have scars from the rashes from the wild parsnip.
Veggie Bites – Peonies

Veggie Bites – Peonies

Peonies are very particular about their depth of planting. If you cover up the base of the peonies with soil, you will not get blooms.
Veggie Bites – Rose Petal Jelly

Veggie Bites – Rose Petal Jelly

I brought a four-cup measuring cup with me and filled it with rose petals. My first batch of rose petal jelly is ready to eat.
Veggie Bites – Sage and Dragon Fruit

Veggie Bites – Sage and Dragon Fruit

This zone nine sage is a favourite of mine but needs a long growing period if I am ever going to see flowers.

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