Fun Hummingbird Facts

Fun Hummingbird Facts:

The hummingbird’s tongue is twice the length of its beak (that’s how they reach the nectar in our feeders — just like they do in flowers!)

The hummingbird has the largest brain among birds proportionate to its size-making up 4.2% of its body weight.

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Haws Watering Cans: Function is the Best Designer

There are some things you just have to own. A Victorinox knife. Felco secateurs. Zeiss binoculars. An Aston Martin. OK then, not an Aston Martin; let’s keep it real. But the principle’s the same. When something looks the way it does because it performs perfectly, it always looks right. Function is the best designer. Haws […]

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Nanodome Mini Greenhouse

Want to grow fresh herbs or microgreens indoors all year round? Here’s the perfect solution: the Nanodome mini greenhouse.

The heavy duty dome is designed to hold a 18″ Sunblaster grow light and reflector creating the perfect environment for growing plants indoors all year round. You can have a salad garden on your kitchen counter, grow fresh basil or other herbs, or get vegetable and flower seeds off to a great start.

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Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty is a complete guide to year-round gardening on the West Coast.  This encyclopaedic reference is perfect if you find gardening challenging or time-consuming, but would like to enjoy fresh home-grown produce every month of the year. Author Linda Gilkeson is a passionate organic gardener with over 40 years of experience. She is a regular instructor […]

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The Bandit

The Bandit is one of the best weeders we sell.  The thin metal blade slices through the soil and cuts through weeds with ease.  The curved blade keeps away from plant roots making this a great weeder to use in raised beds, containers and other tight spots.  Made in British Columbia!

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How can I get my Amaryllis to re-bloom?

One of the most frequent questions we hear this time of year is: what do I do with my amaryllis bulb when it’s finished blooming and how can I get it to re-bloom next year?

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Kitras Art Glass

Kitras Art Glass is a Canadian glass blowing studio that produces innovative, beautiful and decorative glass objects for the home and garden. We fully agree with their credo: “… that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted.”

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Time to Plant Garlic

We sell organic Russian Hardneck Porcelain garlic from Gabriola Gourmet Garlic. Porcelain is a hardy, very pungent garlic. It forms huge cloves and is a good winter keeper, if kept at or below room temperature, less than 65% humidity and good air ventilation.  My garlic was still firm and tasty in June this year. There’s […]

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Ken Ho

A terrific multi-purpose tool with a sharp edge that weeds, digs furrows and removes moss from paving.

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