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Caring for your Poinsettia

Caring for your Poinsettia

Posted in Experts, Flowers, Seasonal

Although poinsettias grow wild in the tropics, they are best known in Niagara as the flower symbolizing Christmas. By following a few simple steps your poinsettia will bloom all through the holidays and well into the New Year.

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Country Basket Voted Top Garden Centre in Niagara Falls

Country Basket Voted Top Garden Centre in Niagara Falls

Posted in Experts, General

The Country Basket Garden Centre is proud to announce that they have been selected as the top Garden Centre 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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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How, Why & When to Prune Shrubs

How, Why & When to Prune Shrubs

Posted 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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How to Start Seeds Outdoors

How to Start Seeds Outdoors

Posted 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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