Looks can be deceiving! This beautiful garden is almost entirely in containers. Container gardening comes to mind when you don’t actually have a garden, but just a patio or balcony. But containers can also be very useful and beautiful in conventional gardens.
Fine Gardening Magazine is one of our favourite sources of inspiration for container gardens, so take a look at this article and see what containers can do for your garden.
We’re sad to say our Dig This store in Nanaimo is closing soon. If you have gift certificates for Dig This Nanaimo, now is the time to get great deals as they are liquidating their inventory at discount.
We plan to re-open Dig This somewhere in the mid-Island as soon as possible, so stay tuned for news.
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
So said Mark Twain and I know exactly what he meant. I get out into my garden, breathe in the fresh green air and want to do everything at once. My car automatically turns into any nursery I pass. I pour over seed catalogues and imagine the harvest I will enjoy this summer and fall. Customers come into the store with lists of seeds they want and earnestly discuss with us the merits of various varieties of tomatoes and which is the best mulch to use!
Twain might not have been speaking specifically to gardeners, but March and the beginning of spring is certainly the time of year when we want it all and fortunately, here on southern Vancouver Island, we can have it all. Almost March – time to garden!
Elizabeth Cull, Franchise President
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As the weather warms up in May, we can spend more time outside enjoying our gardens. Now is the time to get ready to put out tender plants like tomatoes and beans. It’s also the time to consider the decorative items your garden needs.
Avoid leggy seeds and poor germination with these seed starting essentials. To get your seeds off to the best start you need a light source and for many seeds, bottom heat. We have a good selection of grow lights and stands to hold them. The “Nanodome” mini greenhouse is a great all-in-one set up to start seeds: seed flat, high dome and grow light that fits on top of the dome.