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Fertilizer Has Changed | Why It Matters & What You Need to Know | Ottawa Gardening

Fertilizer Has Changed | Why It Matters & What You Need to Know | Ottawa Gardening

Posted Feb 12th, 2017 in Plant Love, Plant Food & Pharmacy, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

New 17-5-17 Ratio | Recently the ratios for the N-P-K have significantly changed in fertilizer. Read on to discover why we have embraced this new way of thinking in horticulture and are helping our environment, with this high micronutrient, water soluble fertilizer, as well.

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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 1 | What is the Difference Between Bush and Vine Tomatoes?

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 1 | What is the Difference Between Bush and Vine Tomatoes?

Posted Jan 18th, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

Looking for tips on growing the perfect tomato in your garden or patio container? Today's tomato gardening 101 tip: the difference between bush (determinate) and vine (indeterminate) tomatoes.

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

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

Posted May 14th, 2018 in Plant Love, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Garden Design

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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Caring for Your Succulents & Air Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Caring for Your Succulents & Air Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Apr 12th, 2018 in Plant Love, The Basics, House Plants

Succulents and air plants are once again on trend. Learn how to easily care for them with our simple tips.

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

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

Posted Jun 28th, 2017 in Plant Love, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

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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Stop & Smell the Roses | Timeless Beauty and Fragrance, Roses are a Classic in the Garden

Stop & Smell the Roses | Timeless Beauty and Fragrance, Roses are a Classic in the Garden

Posted Jun 14th, 2017 in Plant Love, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

Coveted by gardeners for their timeless beauty and fragrance, roses are a classic in the garden. Our selections include...

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A Breath of Fresh Air | How to Care for Tropical Foliage Plants

A Breath of Fresh Air | How to Care for Tropical Foliage Plants

Posted Apr 10th, 2017 in Plant Love, The Basics, House Plants

Attractive, decorative and functional, Tropical Foliage Plants are like adding a breath of fresh air to a room and in fact that is exactly what they do - increase the amount of oxygen in a room! Learn how to care for your tropical plant.

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Easy Three Ingredient Beautiful Container Planting Recipe | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Easy Three Ingredient Beautiful Container Planting Recipe | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Feb 27th, 2017 in Plant Love, Container Gardens, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening, Workshops

Every spring the challenge of coming up with beautiful containers is a challenge for many gardeners. If you want to be the envy of your neighbourhood this season then here is an easy three-ingredient recipe to follow

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Introducing the Gemmell's Victorian Planter Workshop!

Introducing the Gemmell's Victorian Planter Workshop!

Posted Feb 14th, 2017 in Plant Love, Container Gardens, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Workshops

Create your own elegant Victorian-style planter, and learn how to keep it looking lovely all summer long with the Victorian Planter Workshop at Gemmell's Garden Centre in Smiths Falls.

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 Gemmell's Garden Centre | Top 10 Series | Best Shrubs for Your Garden

Gemmell's Garden Centre | Top 10 Series | Best Shrubs for Your Garden

Posted Feb 11th, 2017 in Plant Love, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening, Top 10 Series

In the anticipation of Spring, we've gathered our picks for the best shrubs for your garden. These beautiful, low maintenance, shrubs could easily take centre stage in your garden this season.

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