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.
At Gemmell's, we love plants! We'll help you choose just the right plants for your garden, whatever challenges you face.
Sure plants are pretty and smell great, but did you know that many plants can actually benefit your physical and mental health?
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.
In many gardens, June is usually the most spectacular show for shrubs and perennials but, in my opinion, the late summer garden can be equally as fabulous if you choose the right plants.
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.
Succulents and air plants are once again on trend. Learn how to easily care for them with our simple tips.
We know many gardeners feel that garden design is a daunting task, so we've gathered 7 simple tips to help you create a well designed garden.
As the weather heats up so does the need to thoroughly water your plants. Here is a guide to proper watering techniques...
Coveted by gardeners for their timeless beauty and fragrance, roses are a classic in the garden. Our selections include...
With beautiful foliage, shade & drought loving hostas are the perfect plant to accent flowers in the garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.