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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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Jamie Durie Video: Front Door Container Gardens

Jamie Durie Video: Front Door Container Gardens

Posted 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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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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10 Tips for Healthy Shrubs & Vines

10 Tips for Healthy Shrubs & Vines

Posted 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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Choosing Shrubs for Fall Colour

Choosing Shrubs for Fall Colour

Posted 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 Control Grubs with Nematodes

How to Control Grubs with Nematodes

Posted in Soil & Mulch, Summer

For lawn enthusiasts, the white grub is public enemy #1! Luckily, you can fight off grubs naturally with beneficial nematodes, naturally occurring microscopic worms that prey on grubs.

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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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