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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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Jamie Durie Video: Front Door Container Gardens

Jamie Durie Video: Front Door Container Gardens

in General, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer

In this video from Proven Winners, Jamie Durie shows us how to create a great first impressions with beautiful container gardens for your entry way.

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10 Tips for Healthy Shrubs & Vines

10 Tips for Healthy Shrubs & Vines

in Trees & Shrubs, Spring, Summer

At Country Basket Garden Centre in Niagara, we’re committed to your gardening success. We’ve created this list of our Top 10 Tips Healthy Shrubs & Vines that will preform for years.

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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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2-Year Warranty on Trees, Shrubs & Climbing Vines

2-Year Warranty on Trees, Shrubs & Climbing Vines

in Trees & Shrubs, General, Spring, Summer, Fall, Warranties

At the Country Basket, we know that our Niagara customers don't buy plants with the intention of killing them! Sometimes things just go wrong, and so we offer a generous 2-year warranty on all trees, shrubs and climbing vines.

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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 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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Niagara's Most Popular Bulbs

Niagara's Most Popular Bulbs

in Flowers, Bulbs - Spring, Bulbs - Fall, Bulbs - All, Spring, Summer, Fall

Springtime flowering bulbs get a lot of attention, but there are bulbs that bloom in summer and autumn, too. Here are a few of the most popular.

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Your Bulbs vs. Squirrels

Your Bulbs vs. Squirrels

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

Squirrels, as cute as they are, can be a bit of a pest concerning bulbs – especially with tulips.

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A Guide to Growing Strawberries

A Guide to Growing Strawberries

in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Spring, Summer

One of the most exciting fruits in your garden has to be strawberries; they fruit quite early, and give you the first true taste of summer! Here, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you grow your own strawberries at home.

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Vegetables You Can Plant in Early Spring

Vegetables You Can Plant in Early Spring

in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Spring

As soon as the final snows of winter have melted away, the avid gardeners among us (you know who you are!) are immediately rarin' to start digging away in their gardens. Here are some veggies you can plant in early spring that can handle the cold!

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On Growing Roses

On Growing Roses

in Experts, Trees & Shrubs, Spring, Summer

Roses are the flowers of poetry; fragrant and lovely amidst the thorns that guard them. There are many varieties of roses for gardeners of all different experience levels.

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Creating a Picture-Perfect Landscape

Creating a Picture-Perfect Landscape

in Experts, Trees & Shrubs, General, Spring, Summer

You want your landscape to be interesting and beautiful in all seasons. This can seem difficult here in Niagara, but you can accomplish it by choosing plants that have features that are pleasing in each season.

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Planting Beautiful Perennial Beds

Planting Beautiful Perennial Beds

in Experts, Flowers, Fertilizer, Spring, Summer

In today's blog post, the Country Basket Garden Centre team offers up some tips and advice for planting beautiful, hardy perennial gardens in Niagara.

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Annuals: Five Steps to Fantastic Color

Annuals: Five Steps to Fantastic Color

in Experts, Flowers, Spring, Summer

Though annual flowers must be planted new every year, they provide a blast of colour all season long that's truly worth the effort.

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