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From Garbage to Garden | Composting Best Practices | The ABC’s of Composting

From Garbage to Garden | Composting Best Practices | The ABC’s of Composting

Posted Apr 6th, 2017

Best Practices for Composting in your garden using kitchen & yard waste | Fruit, vegetables, egg shells, coffee grounds and more.

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Inviting Birds to your Garden | Trees, Shrubs, Fruit, Seeds & Flowers

Inviting Birds to your Garden | Trees, Shrubs, Fruit, Seeds & Flowers

Posted Apr 2nd, 2017

How to encourage more birds around your garden by providing a variety of trees and shrubs, particularly those that provide food in the form of fruit, seeds, berries, nuts or flowers.

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How to Get Rid of Lawn Killing Grubs | Nematodes

How to Get Rid of Lawn Killing Grubs | Nematodes

Posted Mar 28th, 2017 in Lawn Care, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Autumn Gardening

We are answering the most frequently asked questions about Nematodes, naturally-occurring microscopic organisms, and how to use them to repair your lawn from the damage grubs cause.

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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, Summer Gardening, Spring 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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Tips on How to Create Your Very Own Fairy Garden

Tips on How to Create Your Very Own Fairy Garden

Posted Mar 15th, 2017 in Container Gardens, Workshops, House Plants

Creating a fairy garden, complete with miniature furnishings, fairy-scale plants and plenty of mystique, is not only a fun project, it is enthralling gardeners of all ages! Here are a few tips to make sure your creative miniature fairy garden is a success.

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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, The Basics, Spring Gardening

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

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

Posted Mar 1st, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

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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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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Winter Gardening | Pretty Winterscape Projects | Ottawa Valley

Winter Gardening | Pretty Winterscape Projects | Ottawa Valley

Posted Feb 16th, 2017 in Plant Love, Winter Gardening, Garden Design

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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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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