Sometimes gardening is just so confusing! Want a winter garden? Plant in July. Want tulips and narcissus in spring? Plant in September and October. That’s just how it is: for some garden rewards, you have to plan ahead. So, it’s time to plant spring-flowering bulbs for a colourful display next year. Bulbs flower as early as late December and keep performing into June if you select a variety of early, mid and late spring bulbs. With a little bit of planning, you can keep the show going until early summer. To do this, select bulbs that bloom at different times of the spring. The packages are all marked “early” or “mid” or “late” spring blooming. By choosing a variety you get a longer display of flowers. One way to do this is to layer the bulbs in a container or a garden bed. Plant the last-to-flower bulbs deepest, and then […]
A gardener’s visit to New York wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon walking the High Line, a public park on Manhattan’s West Side built around a defunct elevated railway.
Designed by Dutch planting designer, Piet Oudolf, this elevated garden is a dynamic and inspired 3-mile-long transformation of what otherwise is just a ugly urban relic.
According to one of our favourite blogs, Gardenista, here’s what we can learn from the High Line to apply in our own gardens. Read more
Time for our annual summer furniture sale! There’s still lots of lovely summer weather to enjoy your garden or deck, so why not do it in comfort? Ratana furniture is durable, comfortable and stylish. The aluminum frames won’t rust. The cushions are covered with Sunbrella brand outdoor fabric, and the foam in the cushions sheds water rapidly.
Each store has a different selection of in-stock furniture but all our staff are eager to help you find exactly what you need.
Come to this fun workshop and leave with a gorgeous fall planter! Bring your own pot or hanging basket, or purchase one of ours. We’ll have lots of plants to choose from. Save 15% on plants and other items during the class.
Dig This Broadmead. September 30th. 2:30 pm to 3 pm. Cost is $10. Please register in advance by phoning 250 727 9922.
I think I’ve confessed this before: fall really is my favourite season. The air is crisp. The colours are rich and warm. The to-do list for the garden is much shorter than in spring!
One of my favourite garden “chores” in the fall is selecting which spring-flowering bulbs to plant. I’m like a kid in a candy store. I’ve always been completely seduced by tulips – so many luscious colours and shapes. Read more …
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Be prepared for cold weather. Bring tender plants inside or put them under cover in a frost-free greenhouse, a conservatory, a porch, or anywhere where the plants can continue to get light, but avoid the frost and harshest of the winter weather. Click on December above to read more.
Now is the time to plant garlic. If you’ve never grown your own garlic, trust us – it’s so easy. And home-grown garlic tastes so good, you’ll never want to settle for grocery store garlic again.You’ll find locally-grown garlic at all Dig This stores.