150? I Canada Beleaf It!

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In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, why not get down to the root of our province’s landscape with plants that are native to Ontario. Here are a few of our favourite varieties: Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) Full sun Provides amazing Fall colour Matures to 60’-90’ and sometimes larger Tulip Tree (Liriodendron Tulipifera) Full sun Matures to 190’ Produces seeds that …

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 …

What’s Wrong with my Hydrangea?

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Hydrangeas are a classic flowering shrub loved by all gardeners. We love to bring them home, plant them and wait with anticipation for them to bloom. When they are in bloom they are a magnificent sight and are often the highlight of your garden. Like with any plant, hydrangeas need TLC, and in the right conditions they will thrive. Sometimes …

Sweet Summer Fragrance

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Now that the heat of summer is upon us, we are outdoors more than ever! We want to soak up that sunshine and those perfect sunset evenings. Add to the magic of summer by including some fragrant plants in your landscape. And consider using them as cut flowers to bring the beautiful fragrance inside as well!

Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

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Recently we’ve all become aware of the steady decline of the bee population. In order to make sure these creatures are able to thrive, consider making a bee-friendly garden! Even what may seem like a small contribution — just flower pot or garden patch — can provide a valuable pollinator habitat.

Drought Tolerant Plants

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To grow healthy plants, water is the first requirement. However if you live in a dry area or have a cottage where you won’t be there frequently to water, you want to pick plants that can tolerate drought. When planting your garden you should group plant material with similar water requirements together, based on the water available. Knowing what plants …

Vines for Privacy

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It’s often said that ‘Good fences make good neighbours’, but but wouldn’t it be great if fences looked a little more attractive? There’s nothing more beautiful and enchanting than being in a backyard that has a living wall. If you’re looking for a way to add some privacy and some colour to your fencing, growing vines is a fantastic option.

Ornamental Grasses

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Give your garden four seasons of interest with low-maintenance ornamental grasses. In addition to their versatility, ornamental grasses come in a wide range of colours, textures and heights. Grasses can be used in many ways for landscape design, the possibilities are truly endless.