Landscape Design: Winter 2018/2019

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There’s a saying that goes, “To plant a garden is to have hope in the future.” That saying is especially relevant this year, as we were covered in snow fairly early! Whether you really enjoy winter, or prefer to stay inside bundled up, thinking about your Spring garden is one way to hold out hope for the warmer months. Designing …

The Greater Barrie Area is a great place to live in a heat wave!

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We have beaches, the lakes, and so many tree-lined parks… But what about your own back yard? Does it provide the summer-living style it should? Is is giving back? Phases of extremes of temperatures are perfect times to assess your landscaping. Last year it rained a lot; this year it’s all about the heat. Did you hibernate inside both summers? …

March Landscape Design Tips

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Summer Lovin’ (Had me a Blast!) Here comes Summer! Don’t wait till then to begin planning your outdoor-scape. Dream now and start measuring when there’s little snow left. Then you can allot locations for your desired elements, considering must-haves, love-to-haves and transitions between them. There’s so much out there. Once you’ve got your list, earmark sizes for the spaces. “My …

Forcing Spring Bulbs

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We’ve all done it – bought bulbs in the fall, to be planted in the fall, and… we forgot. But what to do with them now? You can’t plant them in the ground as the soil is frozen, but all is not lost. All they’ll need to flower this spring is a cold period. Begin by planting your bulbs in …

Planting Fall Bulbs

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You know that glimmer of hope that you see every spring when a small green shoot emerges from a snow drift? And pretty soon you see some colour among all the white? It’s a sure sign that lets you know the snow will soon be melting, the trees will soon be budding, and warmer temperatures on are their way. That …

Vigorous Violas & Perfect Pansies

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Pansies and violas are a fantastically versatile flower for spring. There are very few flowers that come in such an incredible range of colours. Their tolerance of cold temperatures makes them a great choice for the earlier spring months when the weather can still be too chilly for other bedding flowers. Now is a great time to pick some of …

Five Easy Late Season Perennials

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As we get further through summer, many of our gardens can begin to look tired. Perennials that bloom in late spring and early summer are now spent and as we get into fall the garden can begin to look barren. Thankfully there are many varieties of perennials that can add some late season colour, and keep our gardens looking beautiful …

Annual Flowers for Containers in Sun or Shade

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Now with the warmer weather it’s time to start thinking about your window boxes, planters and hanging baskets! Planted with a variety of annual flowering plants, these mixed containers can give you months of colour on your front porch, patio, deck or yard.