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Our Annual Christmas Open House, November 18th and 19th

Our Annual Christmas Open House, November 18th and 19th

in Experts, General, Seasonal, Promotions & Specials, Events

We LOVE Christmas here at The Country Basket and we'd like to share the spirit of the season with you! Come to our Annual Open...

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4 Seasons Urn Club

4 Seasons Urn Club

in Experts, Seasonal, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer, Fall

Let us help you celebrate the start of each season by becoming part of Country Basket Garden Centre's Urn Club!

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How, Why & When to Prune Shrubs

How, Why & When to Prune Shrubs

in Experts, Trees & Shrubs, Spring, Summer

Here at Country Basket Garden Centre, we're often asked when the best time of year is to prune shrubs. Here, we'll answer your most burning questions about shrub pruning for your Niagara garden!

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Downy Mildew on Impatiens

Downy Mildew on Impatiens

in Experts, Flowers, Summer

Is Downy Mildew affecting your annual impatiens? These are the symptoms of downy mildew, what to do about it and which plants can be planted in their place in your Niagara garden.

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Reserve your Christmas tree!

Reserve your Christmas tree!

in Experts, Trees & Shrubs, Seasonal

Ready to pick out the PERFECT Christmas tree for your home but...you aren't ready to take it home right now? No problem! At the Country Basket Garden Centre you can reserve a Christmas tree now and pick it up later!

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Country Basket Voted Top Garden Centre in Niagara Falls

Country Basket Voted Top Garden Centre in Niagara Falls

in Experts, General

The Country Basket Garden Centre & Flower Boutique are proud to announce that they have been selected as the top Garden Centre AND Florist in Niagara Falls, during the recently completed 12th Annual Readers Selection Awards conducted by community newspaper, Niagara This Week.

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Jamie Durie Video: Convert a Hanging Basket into a Container

Jamie Durie Video: Convert a Hanging Basket into a Container

in Experts, Container Gardening

In this video, Jamie Durie shows us how to quickly take a hanging basket and convert it into a fabulous upright container in three minutes or less!

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Plants That Japanese Beetles Don't Like

Plants That Japanese Beetles Don't Like

in Experts, Flowers, Trees & Shrubs, Vegetables & Edibles

To minimize or even prevent the damage Japanese Beetle can do in your Niagara garden, try planting plants that deter them, or that they don't feed on.

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Drought Tolerant Annuals

Drought Tolerant Annuals

in Experts, Flowers, Summer

Drought-tolerant annuals can stand up to dry conditions, meaning the require less water, saving you money, and reducing the environmental footprint of your garden.

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Companion Flowers for Vegetables & Herbs

Companion Flowers for Vegetables & Herbs

in Experts, Flowers, Vegetables & Edibles

Certain special flowers act as defenders of the garden, promoting growth when planted with vegetables and herbs. The following is a collection of the top flowers you can use in your Niagara garden as companions for your other plants!

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Winter Care for Tropicals

Winter Care for Tropicals

in Experts, Flowers, Seasonal

Tropical plants can be a stunning addition to your garden, but they won't survive long in our cold Niagara winters! Here are some tips for what to do when you bring your tropical plant inside this fall.

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Our Favourite Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Our Favourite Drought-Tolerant Perennials

in Experts, Flowers, Summer

Visit the Country Basket Garden Centre today and we'll help you find the perfect drought-tolerant perennials for your Niagara garden!

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Choosing Shrubs for Fall Colour

Choosing Shrubs for Fall Colour

in Experts, Trees & Shrubs, Fall

There are many shrubs out there aside from maple trees that can provide stunning yellows, bold oranges and bright red accents to your Niagara garden.

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How to Start Seeds Outdoors

How to Start Seeds Outdoors

in Experts, Seeds, Soil & Mulch

While starting seeds indoors is a great way to get a head start on your garden, another options is to tuck them directly into the soil outdoors. Here are a few tips for planting seeds outside in your Niagara garden this year.

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Pest Management

Pest Management

in Experts, General

It’s a challenge to keep insects and diseases at bay in greenhouse production. Pests that bother plants that grow “out in the wild” often have their natural predators living nearby.

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Which Bulbs Should I Plant in the Spring?

Which Bulbs Should I Plant in the Spring?

in Experts, Bulbs - Spring, Bulbs - All, Spring

Bulbs come in a diverse selection of sizes, colours, and blooming periods. Here are just a few that you can plant in the spring for beautiful colour and texture in your Niagara garden all summer long.

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Which Bulbs Should I Plant in the Fall?

Which Bulbs Should I Plant in the Fall?

in Experts, Bulbs - Fall, Bulbs - All, Fall

At the Country Basket Garden Centre, we offer a variety of bulbs that can be planted in the fall for beautiful flowers come spring. Here are just a few of the varieties on offer for your Niagara garden.

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Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer

Cucumbers are both fun and quite easy to grown in containers. With the proper care, your cucumber plants will produce high yields, keeping you in salads and cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches all summer long!

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Can I Grow Vegetables in Containers?

Can I Grow Vegetables in Containers?

in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer

With the price of fruits and vegetables higher than ever at the grocery store, many people are starting to consider growing their own at home. For those of us not fortunate enough to have acres of land on which to grow vegetables, container gardening is a great option!

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Tips for Using Mulch In Your Garden

Tips for Using Mulch In Your Garden

in Experts, Soil & Mulch

Decorative mulch can add a beautiful finishing touch to your landscaping. However, mulch also serves a more functional purpose, being great for your soil and in some cases, protecting your plants from the elements.

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How to Plant a Lawn From Seed

How to Plant a Lawn From Seed

in Experts, Seeds, Summer

A healthy, green lawn starts with the right care and maintenance. This guide will walk you through prepping your soil, how to sow your grass seed, and tips for overseeing as well as feeding.

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What is Fertilizer Made Of?

What is Fertilizer Made Of?

in Experts, General, Fertilizer

Adding fertilizer to your garden can have a tremendous impact on the health and longevity of your plants. Here's a quick overview of the main ingredients you'll find in fertilizer, and what each one of them does.

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Tips for Planting Bulbs

Tips for Planting Bulbs

in Experts, Flowers, Seasonal, Bulbs - Spring, Bulbs - Fall, Bulbs - All, Fall

There's nothing more refreshing, after a long, cold Niagara winter, than seeing your bulbs bursting into bloom in the spring!

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Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Seeds, Spring

Starting your own seeds indoors can be an extremely satisfying and rewarding endeavor. Follow these steps to make sure your seeds grow into healthy, happy plants!

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Custom Planting Service

Custom Planting Service

in Experts, Flowers, General, Seasonal, Promotions & Specials, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer, Fall

Pam Bongers (the owner) and staff are our custom planting architects! They'll work with you to custom design your dream planters or container gardens that fit your budget and the style of your Niagara garden.

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