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

Posted in For the Love of Food, Spring Gardening

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

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

By Kelly Heath

Posted in Spring Gardening, The Basics

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

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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Edible Gardening Tips for Homegrown Fresh Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs | Ottawa Valley

Posted in For the Love of Food, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening, The Basics

Edible Gardening Tips for Homegrown Fresh Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs | Ottawa Valley

Growing your own vegetables, fruits and herbs is possible no matter your space. Be it a large backyard garden or a container garden on your front porch, balcony or patio, we have some great edible gardening tips so you can enjoy fresh homegrown food from your very own garden in the Ottawa Valley.

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The Many Uses of the Citronella Plant

By Natalie

Posted in Spring Gardening

The Many Uses of the Citronella Plant

Edible, Medicinal and Beneficial, the citronella plant isn't just for repelling pesky mosquitoes. Read on to learn why the scented geranium or citronella plant (Pelargonium Citronellum) it is a must have in your garden this summer.

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

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

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

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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Best Flowering Shrubs for Your Garden This Summer | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted in Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening

Best Flowering Shrubs for Your Garden This Summer | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Enjoy beautiful, low maintenance and easy to grow summer-blooming shrubs in your garden this summer. Here are our picks for the best flowering shrubs for your garden. 

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Hydrangeas: Tips for Planting & Caring for Your Type of Hydrangeas | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted in Spring Gardening

Hydrangeas: Tips for Planting & Caring for Your Type of Hydrangeas  | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Hydrangeas are a classic garden shrub that are a must-have in every garden. We have your tips for planting & caring for your type of hydrangea.

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Maple Glazed Carrots | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

By Natalie

Posted in For the Love of Food, Green Living, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening

Maple Glazed Carrots | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Garden fresh carrots and local maple syrup combine to make this easy and delicious side dish that your family will love.

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7 Simple Tips for a Well Designed Garden | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted in Garden Design, Plant Love, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening, The Basics

7 Simple Tips for a Well Designed Garden | Gemmell's Garden Centre

We know many gardeners feel that garden design is a daunting task, so we've gathered 7 simple tips to help you create a well designed garden.

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Proper Watering Techniques for your Trees, Shrubs & Hanging Baskets | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted in Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening

Proper Watering Techniques for your Trees, Shrubs & Hanging Baskets | Gemmell's Garden Centre

As the weather heats up so does the need to thoroughly water your plants. Here is a guide to proper watering techniques...

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