Xeriscaping – it’s not just rocks!

One of the garden concepts that is making news again this season is xeriscape design, and for good reason! Many regions are facing unpredictable precipitation. More and more people are becoming aware of using less water for non-essential/ornamental landscaping both for environmental reasons and to save money. Xeriscaping is a great way to plan anContinue reading “Xeriscaping – it’s not just rocks!”

Annual or Perennial – what is the difference?

If you have ever visited our garden centre you may have noticed that we have different types of plants in different locations. Like most garden centres we try to make shopping easy for you by having zones for annuals, perennials, trees & shrubs and tropicals. Questions that we get asked fairly often are “does thisContinue reading “Annual or Perennial – what is the difference?”

Keeping deer out of the garden

Are deer using your garden as a salad bar? Many of us in Saskatchewan have these furry, and mostly unwelcome, visitors in our yards. There is no way to completely deer proof your garden, but you may have some success with these tips. Some gardeners swear by folk remedies and home-made concoctions such as rottenContinue reading “Keeping deer out of the garden”

Spring Yard Clean-up – leave some for the bees

The first weekend of Spring is here, finally!  I am sure you are ready to get back into the yard and start preparing for this season of gardening, but wait a minute, there is a RIGHT and WRONG way to do spring yard clean-up! Your garden is not only a space for you to enjoy,Continue reading “Spring Yard Clean-up – leave some for the bees”

New Garden – the basics

Here to help you Get Growing Maybe you are completely new to vegetable gardening and feel overwhelmed by the idea.  We are here to help you get started with a few easy to follow tips: Know your Zone – Understand your zone is important when choosing the types of plants to grow and when andContinue reading “New Garden – the basics”