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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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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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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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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 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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Pest Management

Pest Management

Posted 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?

Posted 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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Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Posted 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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