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Looking to leave a smaller environmental foot print, or just cut your water bill? We've got the tips, tools and information you need for more eco-friendly, sustainable gardening in Smith Falls, Brockville, and Ottawa.


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

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

Posted Nov 6th, 2019

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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Maple Glazed Carrots | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Maple Glazed Carrots | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Posted Jul 19th, 2017

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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Benefits of Trees | For the Love of Trees | Brockville Garden Centre

Benefits of Trees | For the Love of Trees | Brockville Garden Centre

Posted May 17th, 2017

Trees are an investment in our future, providing shade, reducing carbon dioxide, and providing homes for birds and small animals. Read on to see why you shouldn't take trees for granted.

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Bee Happy | Bee Friendly Plants for Your Garden

Bee Happy | Bee Friendly Plants for Your Garden

Posted Apr 26th, 2017

Many bee species populations, including honey bees, have been been declining and you can make a difference in your own garden by planting bee friendly plants. Bees love to live in urban settings where there are short flight paths to a wide variety of different plants and flowers. Bees are more likely to thrive in your backyard, community or patio garden than on vast acres devoted to single crop plantings.

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