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How, Why & When to Prune Shrubs

How, Why & When to Prune Shrubs

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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Micro Greens

Micro Greens

Flavour-FULL and packed with nutrients; grow your own micro-greens!

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Succulent Care

Succulent Care

Trendy, cool-looking and easy to care for! That's why we love succulents!

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Air Plant Care

Air Plant Care

You've brought an air plant into your home....now here's all the tips and tricks to keep it alive!

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Downy Mildew on Impatiens

Downy Mildew on Impatiens

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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4 Seasons Urn Club

4 Seasons Urn Club

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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Country Basket Voted Top Garden Centre in Niagara Falls

Country Basket Voted Top Garden Centre in Niagara Falls

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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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