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Activity | Paint By Number

Activity | Paint By Number

Share Tweet Share Get creative with these Garden inspired Paint by Numbers Sheets. These are a great way to be…

Something for Father’s Day

Something for Father’s Day

Share Tweet Share Digital Cards Send Dad the beauty of the Garden with these free downloadable postcards.   Free Admission…

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Share Tweet Share Want to make a card for Dad he will cherish? Before you start this activity, you will…

Native Bees, Bumble Bees & Honey Bees

Native Bees, Bumble Bees & Honey Bees

Bees, bees, bees! Recently there’s been a lot of talk about saving the honeybees. Many articles explain the importance of…

How to Create a Dream Garden on a Low Budget

How to Create a Dream Garden on a Low Budget

How I created my first garden on a budget of just $100 a year with perennials, fruit trees, berries, and…

The Big Butterfly Count – be a citizen scientist

The Big Butterfly Count – be a citizen scientist

Garden wildlife specialists Vivara this year’s co-sponsor Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is encouraging people to become citizen scientists this summer…

Word of the Week: Pubescent

Word of the Week: Pubescent

Generally, the hairy surface (indumentum) of a stem, leaf, calyx, or corolla is described as pubescent. The individual hair (trichome)…

Growing exotic plants from seed on the cheap

Growing exotic plants from seed on the cheap

Blog: Mac’s Mix XV from Chiltern Seeds – a game changer for me! If growing exotic plants from seed on…

Activity | Paint By Number

Activity | Paint By Number

Share Tweet Share Get creative with these Garden inspired Paint by Numbers Sheets. These are a great way to be…

Something for Father’s Day

Something for Father’s Day

Share Tweet Share Digital Cards Send Dad the beauty of the Garden with these free downloadable postcards.   Free Admission…

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Share Tweet Share Want to make a card for Dad he will cherish? Before you start this activity, you will…

Native Bees, Bumble Bees & Honey Bees

Native Bees, Bumble Bees & Honey Bees

Bees, bees, bees! Recently there’s been a lot of talk about saving the honeybees. Many articles explain the importance of…

How to Create a Dream Garden on a Low Budget

How to Create a Dream Garden on a Low Budget

How I created my first garden on a budget of just $100 a year with perennials, fruit trees, berries, and…

The Big Butterfly Count – be a citizen scientist

The Big Butterfly Count – be a citizen scientist

Garden wildlife specialists Vivara this year’s co-sponsor Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is encouraging people to become citizen scientists this summer…

Word of the Week: Pubescent

Word of the Week: Pubescent

Generally, the hairy surface (indumentum) of a stem, leaf, calyx, or corolla is described as pubescent. The individual hair (trichome)…

Growing exotic plants from seed on the cheap

Growing exotic plants from seed on the cheap

Blog: Mac’s Mix XV from Chiltern Seeds – a game changer for me! If growing exotic plants from seed on…

Master Gardeners

Garden Musings: Live in Your Hands

Garden Musings: Live in Your Hands

Enjoy another entry in a new series of short form thoughts on…

Word of the Week: Pubescent

Word of the Week: Pubescent

Generally, the hairy surface (indumentum) of a stem, leaf, calyx, or corolla…

PERENNIAL: Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

PERENNIAL: Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This lovely and adaptable native…

Vegetable Garden Myths – Part I

Vegetable Garden Myths – Part I

In our quest to be great gardeners, it is important to learn…

Starting a Native Wildflower Meadow

Starting a Native Wildflower Meadow

Question: How do I start a wildflower meadow? What native plants can…

Back to Basics

5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

Gardening can be a great hobby for people that love spending their leisure time outdoors to…

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 without…

Gardening 101: How to initiate and expand your business

Gardening 101: How to initiate and expand your business

A day redolent with rose fragrances along with the crisp scent of those dollars as you…

10 Ways To Minimize Transplant Shock

10 Ways To Minimize Transplant Shock

Transplant shock loss can take all the fun out when plants and trees don’t grow or…

8 Ways On Killing Weeds Naturally

8 Ways On Killing Weeds Naturally

Don’t you hate those garden weeds? Looking to rid your garden of those pesky weeds naturally?…

How To Start Seeds

How To Start Seeds

How To Start Seeds by Amanda Many flower varieties, like Sweet Pea, can be started from…

Back to Basics

How To Take Plant Cuttings

How To Take Plant Cuttings

7 min read Written by Chris Lee The original article is found on UPgardener. Plant cuttings are…

Gardening 101: How to initiate and expand your business

Gardening 101: How to initiate and expand your business

A day redolent with rose fragrances along with the crisp scent of those dollars as you…

Epsom Salts For Overcoming Transplant Shock

Epsom Salts For Overcoming Transplant Shock

Transplant shock is typical when moving plants from a small container to a bigger one, from…

Pruning trees and shrubs – Basics you need to know!

Pruning trees and shrubs – Basics you need to know!

Pruning is a very useful garden maintenance practice that is best done proactively before troubles arise.…

Preparing Soil

Optimize Fruit Tree Soils for Best Production

Optimize Fruit Tree Soils for Best Production

In growing fruit trees, soil is the most overlooked. Optimizing soil plays a key role in the health of fruit…

The Ultimate Guide Using Mushroom Compost

The Ultimate Guide Using Mushroom Compost

Mushroom compost is used and generated during the process of growing mushrooms. As well as being suitable for fungi, it…

Best Nutrients for Growing Vegetables

Best Nutrients for Growing Vegetables

Whether you are growing vegetables in a traditional garden or growing vegetables with hydroponics, the proper nutrients can help with…

10-10-10 Fertilizer: Use It And Benefits

10-10-10 Fertilizer: Use It And Benefits

If you’re unsure of your specific garden fertilizer needs, generally you’ll not go wrong applying 10-10-10, an “all purpose complete…

On Picking The Right Garden Fertilizer

On Picking The Right Garden Fertilizer

Increasing awareness of the importance of garden fertilizer, applying the right fertilizer, at the right time, correctly applied, can produce…

The Importance of Measuring Soil Temperature

The Importance of Measuring Soil Temperature

Many factors affect how well a plant will grow. Everything from wind to soil nutrients will play a role. But…

Spring Fertilizing Tips

Spring Fertilizing Tips

Laura walks us through fertilizing trees, shrubs, perennials in early spring. Wait until you see some growth on your plant…

How to Make Leaf Mold

How to Make Leaf Mold

It’s a tragedy that so many Autumn leaves are sent to landfills every year when they could be put to…

garden styles

How Proper Landscaping Can Prevent Basement Flooding

How Proper Landscaping Can Prevent Basement Flooding

A quality landscaping service will go beyond just the way the exterior of a property looks. Of course, this is…

The Significance of Bridges in Japanese Gardening

The Significance of Bridges in Japanese Gardening

By Guest Author James Stedman Japanese gardens have been fascinating and enchanting people for thousands of years with their incredible…

Ideas for Your Backyard this Autumn

Ideas for Your Backyard this Autumn

Having the right setup in your backyard during the autumn can create a welcoming, warm space for gatherings or just…

Pergola Design & Ideas: How To Make Your Backyard A Beautiful Hangout

Pergola Design & Ideas: How To Make Your Backyard A Beautiful Hangout

Do you know what a Pergola is? In pergola design plans, also known as an arbour or arbor forms a…

Witch Hazels – Stars in a Winter Garden

Witch Hazels – Stars in a Winter Garden

Much to the delight of our visitors, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens features several witch hazels that provide a blast…

Plant your Window Boxes Like a Garden

Plant your Window Boxes Like a Garden

Dressing up window boxes can add so much beauty and curb appeal to your home. They instantly greet you the…

Create An Easy Shade Garden With Woodlands

Create An Easy Shade Garden With Woodlands

Many woodland plants, like Trillium, can be planted underneath your favorite deciduous trees and with little maintenance will become a…

Wildscaping: The Home Edition

Over the past few years, I’ve been too busy making new gardens to actually find the time to write about…

garden styles

Build Your Own Vertical Strawberry Planter (Quick Version)

Build Your Own Vertical Strawberry Planter (Quick Version)

    Have a minute? Laura from Garden Answer shows us how to make vertical strawberry planters. She walks you…

Build A DIY Raised Bed Planter

Build A DIY Raised Bed Planter

Raised planter beds are important components of gardening, and they add additional beauty and benefits to get excellent and quality…

Tip on Using Garden Fabric In Your Landscape

Tip on Using Garden Fabric In Your Landscape

A garden fabric, also known as a weed barrier fabric, preen weed control fabric or preen landscape fabric, is an…

Maximizing A Small Garden In Your New Home

Maximizing A Small Garden In Your New Home

Making a small garden feel bigger can be a challenge but it’s not impossible. If you’ve just moved into a…

How to create a beautiful and welcoming front garden

How to create a beautiful and welcoming front garden

What to consider when creating a beautiful front garden – the architecture of your home, your gate, your colour scheme…

The Significance of Bridges in Japanese Gardening

The Significance of Bridges in Japanese Gardening

By Guest Author James Stedman Japanese gardens have been fascinating and enchanting people for thousands of years with their incredible…

Plant your Window Boxes Like a Garden

Plant your Window Boxes Like a Garden

Dressing up window boxes can add so much beauty and curb appeal to your home. They instantly greet you the…

Landscape Irrigation Design Basics for Sprinkler Systems

Landscape Irrigation Design Basics for Sprinkler Systems

If you install a sprinkler system for your garden or lawn, you’ll no longer lug around hoses, watering cans, and…


Attractions and Things to do

Win a bundle of pelargonium plants for your summer garden

Win a bundle of pelargonium plants for your summer garden

If you’re busy planning your summer garden right now, this is a great giveaway to enter! I’ve got three bundles…

Courtesy of nature

Courtesy of nature

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Gardens Ottawa – a Historial Presentation

Gardens Ottawa – a Historial Presentation

This is a super interesting video of a slide presentation for anybody interested in Ottawa’s garden history dating back to…

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Activity | DIY Father’s Day Card

Share Tweet Share Want to make a card for Dad he will cherish? Before you start this activity, you will…

Breaking ground on the Diwan

Breaking ground on the Diwan

(Pictured, left to right) – Stan Blade, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, is joined by Zahra Somani,…

our habitat

Plant Scale Insects – Removing Scale Bugs On Plants Indoors and Out

Plant Scale Insects – Removing Scale Bugs On Plants Indoors and Out

Plant scale insects come equipped with piercing/sucking mouthparts and are widespread around the world. There are over 8000 types of…

Global Heating and the Climate Chaos that Results from it

Global Heating and the Climate Chaos that Results from it

A slideshow-summary for-the-busy prepared for the team at Solarcentury, as background for our support for the youth strike event on…

Companion Plants For Tomatoes

Companion Plants For Tomatoes

It’s true, you can grow friendly plants together to create a better produce, better yields, flavour and protection. Growing these…

3 Organic Methods to Keep Insects Away From Your Crops

3 Organic Methods to Keep Insects Away From Your Crops

By Guest Author Ken Marshall. Insects are all at once the friend and the foe of the gardener. Beneficial bugs…

Organic Tips To Get Rid Of Aphids (and Save Plants)

Organic Tips To Get Rid Of Aphids (and Save Plants)

Oh no! Aphids are back! They’re those pesky, troublesome pests that we find on plants in the landscape and on…

Pet Friendly Plants and Flowers – Updated

Pet Friendly Plants and Flowers – Updated

By Sue McDonald, Bloomex. Some plants and flowers are toxic to our furry friends, they are not pet friendly plants…

Health and Wellness

Indoor Plants Are A Stress Buster?

Indoor Plants Are A Stress Buster?

Something as simple as an indoor plant can reduce this stress. Research has proven that simply…

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

This is the presentation given by Stuart Swanson to the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural…

National Growing for Wellbeing Week 2021

National Growing for Wellbeing Week 2021

Improve your mental and physical health by gardening National Growing for Wellbeing Week (June 7-13)…

Popular Houseplants for a Healthy Home

Popular Houseplants for a Healthy Home

Do you want to use plastic plants in your home, or popular houseplants? Real plants…

Seeds and Bulbs

Veggie Bites – Seedlings and Potatoes

Veggie Bites – Seedlings and Potatoes

I have planted up several tomato plants and there are other seedlings that would like to be…

Summer Blooming Flower Ideas For Your Garden

Summer Blooming Flower Ideas For Your Garden

For some color, texture, height and drama looking at adding some summer blooming flowers to your garden.…

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits February 12, 2018 by Amanda. As you probably know, there’s nothing…

3 Common Seed Starting Problems and How to Fix Them

3 Common Seed Starting Problems and How to Fix Them

Starting seeds indoors is great way to make your garden successful from the start. Nurturing and watching…

Fall Bulb Design: Easy, Colorful Combinations

Fall Bulb Design: Easy, Colorful Combinations

Originally Posted here  https://www.americanmeadows.com/blog/2018/07/31/fall-bulb-design-easy-colorful-combinations/ July 31, 2018 by Amanda. Fall-planted bulbs are some of the easiest ways to add…

Bulbs to Plant Now for Late Summer Color

Bulbs to Plant Now for Late Summer Color

Right about now, daffodils and tulips are in full bloom making even the simplest of streets beautiful.…

Building a Home Vegetable Garden

Building a Home Vegetable Garden

If you have a garden of your own, getting access to fresh fruits and vegetables is convenient, but what if…

Veggie Bites – Microgreens for Breakfast

Veggie Bites – Microgreens for Breakfast

If I were to continue with microgreens, I think I would grab several packets of regular seed from the dollar…

The Importance of Measuring Soil Temperature

The Importance of Measuring Soil Temperature

Many factors affect how well a plant will grow. Everything from wind to soil nutrients will play a role. But…

Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden

Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden

I decided that I wanted to try a bulb ‘lasagna’ planter. These planters are often featured on my favourite British…

Veggie Bites – Broccoli

Veggie Bites – Broccoli

I will try growing some radishes around my broccoli to distract the flea beetles; they love radish leaves. Greetings fellow…

Cactus and Succulents

Cereus Peruvianus – Night Blooming Cereus – Peruvian Apple

Cereus Peruvianus – Night Blooming Cereus – Peruvian Apple

Having plants indoors and giving them the humidity they would really like is another. It’s great when you can find…

7 Awesome Reasons to Grow Succulents in Your Garden

7 Awesome Reasons to Grow Succulents in Your Garden

Some plants are more resilient and can survive with little food and moisture. They are known as succulents, and they…

How To Grow Succulent Plants Outdoors

How To Grow Succulent Plants Outdoors

Using Succulents outdoors in flower borders, give a succession of bloom and provide a constant source of interest and pleasure.…

Succulent Ideas for your Desk

Succulent Ideas for your Desk

Everyone likes to dress up their desks and it is fun to bring a little of the outdoors inside. Succulents…

Indoor Succulents: Discover Made To Order Succulents For Use Indoors

Indoor Succulents: Discover Made To Order Succulents For Use Indoors

The post Indoor Succulents: Discover Made To Order Succulents For Use Indoors appeared first on Plant Care Today. There are…

Special Interests

EVENT Canadensis Presents: A Virtual Garden Tour of JARDINS DE MÉTIS-REFORD GARDENS

EVENT Canadensis Presents: A Virtual Garden Tour of JARDINS DE MÉTIS-REFORD GARDENS

A Virtual Tour of Jardins de Métis-Reford Gardens, a national historic site on the St. Lawrence. Director Alexander Reford is our guide. About this event We love bringing garden people together! With all the limited…

Selected Gardening Facts for your Enjoyment

Selected Gardening Facts for your Enjoyment

Learning selected gardening facts can be as much fun as gardening itself. Share them with friends or intrigue your neighbour one day as you chat with one another across the fence.  You can change a…

8 DIY Gardening Hacks You Must Know for 2021!

8 DIY Gardening Hacks You Must Know for 2021!

We’ve put together a useful list of DIY gardening hacks that will make your life a lot easier! The signs of spring are all around us, with brown turning to green and the late winter…

Veggie Bites – Bulbs Growing

Veggie Bites – Bulbs Growing

But then I saw a large leaf of green poking up! I have bulbs growing and that is amazing. I am not sure what bulb is starting, but I am keeping watch. Each day new…

Finding Awe

Finding Awe

Sometimes, it’s bright red holly berries that turn my head on a winter walk. Or, on a quiet day, it’s the sound of pine cones popping open to spread their seeds. As director of living…

A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Book Review

A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Book Review

It’s the middle of January, and I’m hungry for spring. Spring won’t come for another couple of months in my climate, so I whet my appetite with inspirational gardening books. One of my favorites is…

Popular

How To Grow And Care For Jasmine Plant

How To Grow And Care For Jasmine Plant

Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthus) is a tropical plant that hails from China where it grows wild…

Pruning Hibiscus For Best Growth

Pruning Hibiscus For Best Growth

Hibiscus brings an abundance of flowers and a tropical feel to any setting. Pruning Hisbuscus benefits…

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…

On Backyard Birding, Watching, Attracting, Adventures

On Backyard Birding, Watching, Attracting, Adventures

Backyard birding is an activity suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities. It is…

Care Requirements For Shrimp Plant

Care Requirements For Shrimp Plant

The shrimp plant Justicia brandegeana earned its well deserved name from its normally arching, bronze-coppery…