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The Life of an Annual or Perennial Flower | The Long and Winding Road | Ottawa Garden Centre

The Life of an Annual or Perennial Flower | The Long and Winding Road | Ottawa Garden Centre

Posted Mar 18th, 2017 in Plant Love, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening

Have you ever wondered when you pick up that potted annual, perennial or hanging basket in the spring, where it actually came from? The life of an annual or perennial flower begins much sooner that many people think.

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A Seed is a Promise | Tips on Growing & Sowing Seeds

A Seed is a Promise | Tips on Growing & Sowing Seeds

Posted Mar 5th, 2017 in Plant Love, Spring Gardening, The Basics

Seeds are an economical way to grow and a wonderful way to teach children about the magic of plants and gardening. Read on for our best growing tips for your seeds.

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Spring is Around the Corner but so is the Invasive LLD Moth

Spring is Around the Corner but so is the Invasive LLD Moth

Posted Mar 16th, 2022 in Plant Food & Pharmacy

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about that prolific invasive pest, the LLD Moth aka the Gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar or Spongy moth. Remember last spring all those tiny black caterpillars that were everywhere? The LLD moth is an invasive species here in North America that has caused massive amounts of damage across Ontario and Quebec. Last year, in Ontario, they caused the defoliation of almost 1.8 million hectares. Want to know the steps & treatments we can ...

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Planting Instructions with Easy Steps for Success | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Planting Instructions with Easy Steps for Success | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Aug 25th, 2021 in The Basics

We want you to be successful with your garden. To achieve the best results, we recommend following these planting instructions with easy steps for success.

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Online Winter Workshops for 2020 Celebrating the Holidays & Christmas with Gemmell's Garden Centre

Online Winter Workshops for 2020 Celebrating the Holidays & Christmas with Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Oct 21st, 2020

At Gemmell's, we feel strongly, that it is our responsibility to be part of the solution and not the problem. Therefore, this winter we are excited to announce that you can now learn from the comfort and safety of your home with our newest online winter holiday workshops! Do your workshop whenever & wherever you choose, on your own or have your own little workshop 'party' with people in your bubble. Read on for all of the details!

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Cool Weather Crops, Soil & Seeding | Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Barrhaven

Cool Weather Crops, Soil & Seeding | Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Barrhaven

Posted Apr 14th, 2020 in For the Love of Food, Spring Gardening, The Basics

If this is your first season growing your own garden WELCOME! Here is the first edition of our Victory Garden 2.0 series. This year more than ever is a perfect opportunity to learn something new that may stay with you for a lifetime.

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Winter Gardening | Pretty Winterscape Projects | Ottawa Valley

Winter Gardening | Pretty Winterscape Projects | Ottawa Valley

Posted Nov 16th, 2019 in Garden Design, Plant Love, Winter Gardening

Winterscaping is a whole new element of gardening that extends the gardening season in a fun and low maintenance way...join us and learn how to create a beautiful evergreen planter that will last all winter long.

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Much More than a Pretty Face: 8 Health Benefits of Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Much More than a Pretty Face: 8 Health Benefits of Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Nov 6th, 2019 in Autumn Gardening, Garden Design, Green Living, House Plants, Plant Love, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening, The Basics

Sure plants are pretty and smell great, but did you know that many plants can actually benefit your physical and mental health?

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Fall Garden Tasks: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Fall Garden Tasks: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Oct 10th, 2018 in Autumn Gardening, Lawn Care, Seeds & Bulbs, The Basics, Winter Gardening

Falling leaves signal the beginning of the fall clean up season. Let's get your garden Winter ready with Gemmell's Fall garden tasks.

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Autumn Joy: The Benefits of Fall Gardening | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Autumn Joy: The Benefits of Fall Gardening | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 in Autumn Gardening, Plant Love, Seasonal, The Basics

Autumn has arrived and with it come the benefits of Fall gardening. It's the perfect time for moving / dividing perennials or planting Spring bulbs & adding more colour.

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