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Pollinator Garden

The Frankie Flowers Inc. offices are located in a beautiful historic house situated in the middle of a forest. We love it here! The building is also home to the Windfall Ecology Centre, an environmental-based non-profit group. A large pile of mulch was donated for Windfall’s demonstration rain garden. The leftovers sat for a while,

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Fall Plant Trends

Fall is a great time for colour in your flower garden. Here are my top 10 easy plants for fall. Top 10 Plants for Fall 1. Asters You can choose native, annual or perennial asters for your fall garden and they come in a large variety of bold colours. 2. Caryopteris This small to medium

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Hot Peppers, Hot Trend

Growing hot peppers at home in the vegetable garden or via container gardening is very popular. It’s all about the hot sauces and experimenting with a little heat in the kitchen. In this Cityline segment I talk about the different types of hot peppers you can grow at home, if you dare! Tips for Growing

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Cultivate ’17

Hey flower lovers! I was recently in Columbus, Ohio for Cultivate ’17, one of the biggest horticultural events in North America. I had a great time searching out what grows best in our gardens along with growers from around the world. Here are a few of my pics from Cultivate ’17… Get your garden growing!

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Companion Crop Planting

Companion planting is the process of knowing which plants thrive and enhance each other’s growth and which do not grow well together. By being your own ‘plant matchmaker’ you will reap many benefits. Below I’ve listed some of my favourite vegetables and their compatible and incompatible partners. 3 Benefits of Companion Planting Increased pollination and

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5 Vegetable Garden Tips

Edible gardens are on-trend and extremely rewarding. I’d like to share five of my sure-fire ways to keep your vegetable garden well cared for and bountiful this summer. So, channel your inner farmer and bon appétit! 5 Things To Do in Your Edible Garden in Early Summer: Keep harvesting lettuce and kale to encourage production.

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Annuals: Trends + Colour

I’m sure most of your annual plantings are near completion by now, so it’s time to put a maintenance schedule in place to ensure healthy growth. During the coming weeks it’s also a good idea to make notes on combinations that work well together and take notice of trends that are emerging in the industry.

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LED Landscape Lighting

Increasingly, people are spending more time relaxing and entertaining in their gardens. Many have created an ‘outside addition’ to their homes through beautiful landscaping and construction and are enjoying their backyard to the fullest. They have built decks, pergolas, outdoor kitchens and fire pits. The Mystery of Landscape Lighting When it comes to landscape lighting,

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Meet the Hydrangea

The trendy Hydrangea is a gorgeous flower with big, bountiful blooms. A bona fide flower garden showstopper! It can, however, be finicky to grow. It blooms on either “new wood” or “old wood”. New wood refers to the stems that have just developed on the plants during the current growing season. Old wood refers to

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Palazzo Outdoor Fireplace

Create a focal point which will retain it’s luster for years to come with a Palazzo outdoor fireplace. The Palazzo is a new kind of outdoor fireplace; a linear design with a clean look that provides a contemporary focal point in an outdoor setting. This eye-catching outdoor fireplace is tough, built with marine-grade stainless steel

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