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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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 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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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 4 | Heirloom Varieties, What's All the Hype About?

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 4 | Heirloom Varieties, What's All the Hype About?

Posted Feb 8th, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

If you've noticed an increased interest in heirloom / heritage plant varieties, you aren't alone ~ here at Gemmell's Garden Centre we are also pretty big fans. Join us as we chat about why we love our heirloom tomatoes and share a few of our favourites.

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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 3 | Growing and Caring for Your Tomato Plant

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 3 | Growing and Caring for Your Tomato Plant

Posted Feb 1st, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

The best practices for growing and caring for your tomato plant. With a little love and attention you can keep your tomatoes healthy and thriving and will be enjoying fresh tomatoes from your garden in no time.

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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 2 | Breaking Down the Best Tomato Varieties for Your Needs

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 2 | Breaking Down the Best Tomato Varieties for Your Needs

Posted Jan 25th, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

There is nothing quite like the taste of a fresh tomato from the garden. With over 15,000 varieties of tomatoes being cultivated worldwide, we are here to help you decide which variety of tomato is best for your needs.

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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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Poinsettias | Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Holiday Plant

Poinsettias | Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Holiday Plant

Posted Dec 1st, 2016 in Seasonal, The Basics, Winter Gardening, House Plants

Often given as hostess gifts, poinsettias are a staple in many homes during the holiday season. We have some advice to keep them healthy.

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Celebrate Fall | Beautiful Autumn Planter Decor Ideas for Your Porch | Ottawa Gardening

Celebrate Fall | Beautiful Autumn Planter Decor Ideas for Your Porch | Ottawa Gardening

Posted Sep 26th, 2016 in Plant Love, Container Gardens, Autumn Gardening, Garden Design

Jazz up your decor, and those planters, with a fantastic Autumn line up of plants. Get inspired with beautiful decor ideas and some of our favourite Fall plants at Gemmell’s - your Ottawa Valley Gardening Centre.

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