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

Posted in Autumn Gardening

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

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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Tips for Growing Garlic in the Fall

By Nancy

Posted in Autumn Gardening

Tips for Growing Garlic in the Fall

Have you thought about growing garlic, but just weren’t sure how? No matter the size of your plot, our garden experts have got you covered. Garlic is one of the tastiest goodies you can grow in your home garden and the perfect time to plant it is during the late fall, from early October to late November.

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

Posted in Plant Food & Pharmacy

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

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

Posted in The Basics

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

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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Winter Gardening | Pretty Winterscape Projects | Ottawa Valley

Posted in Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening | Pretty Winterscape Projects | Ottawa Valley

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

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

Posted in Autumn Gardening

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

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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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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