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Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden in Ontario: Plant Selection and Design Tips

Even for plant lovers, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with the maintenance of a garden. Planting and keeping up with a garden can feel like a big undertaking. Luckily, busy schedules don’t have to get in the way of this blooming hobby! In this blog, we’ll share some plant selection and design…

Dealing with Common Garden Pests and Diseases in Ontario: Prevention and Treatment

So, you have your garden perfectly planned and planted; you have a regular watering schedule; you’re all set for the season – right? Unfortunately, there is always the risk of garden pests and diseases that can be detrimental to your plants. The good news is, there are preventative measures and treatments for them! In this…

Attracting Pollinators to Your Ontario Garden: Plants That Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds Love

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are essential for our planet and great for your garden! Whether it’s to help your garden flourish or because you just love the wildlife, you may be looking for some plants that attract pollinators for your yard. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the benefits these pollinators…

The Top 10 Native Plants for Ontario Gardens and Their Benefits

While there is a wide variety of plants that you may be interested in adding to your garden, an important aspect to keep in mind is whether or not they are native to the region. Plants native to Ontario are great additions to your garden since they are already adapted to the climate, and therefore…

Landscaping Ideas for Small Spaces: Making the Most of Your Ontario Garden

Many gardeners struggle with having small backyards or spaces to work with. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your space! There are lots of tips and tricks to include the landscaping you want and make the yard feel bigger. Here are some landscaping ideas for your small space! Keep it Vertical…

How to Grow a Successful Vegetable Garden in Ontario’s Climate

Although Ontario’s climate is not always the easiest for gardeners, there is no reason you can’t grow a vegetable garden right in your own backyard. However, there are some considerations to keep in mind if you want it to be successful. Choosing the perfect location and providing the best care will help ensure this. Not…

5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips for Ontario Gardeners

With the beautiful spring weather, you may be keen to get your gardening started. However, nights are still chilly, and the conditions are quite unpredictable, so don’t get too far ahead of yourself! That doesn’t mean you can’t put your green thumbs to work! In this blog, we’ve provided five essential spring gardening tips to…

ANNUAL PLANTS

An annual plant is a plant that completes its life cycle, from germination to the production of seeds, within one growing season, and then dies. The length of growing seasons and period in which they take place vary according to geographical location. However, this may not correspond to the four traditional seasonal divisions of the…

EVERGREENS

In botany, an evergreen is a plant that has leaves throughout the year that are always green. This is true even if the plant retains its foliage only in warm climates, and contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season. There are many different kinds of evergreen plants,…

FLOWER SHRUBS

Flowering shrubs provide colour and structure and can be used as ground-covers, hedge plants or eye-catching focal points. You can fill your garden with ornamental shrubs that bloom from early spring through late fall and even into winter. Many flowering shrubs also perfume the air with their own signature fragrance. In botany and ecology, a…

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