The Joy Of Perennials

The Joy Of Perennials

A perennial is a herbaceous (soft and fleshy) plant that thrives for three or more years. Perennials come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours and can bloom from early April until late October. For these reasons, they are fast becoming more popular. Perennials are one of the easiest plants to grow. Sun or shade, clay or loam, there is a perennial for almost all of your garden needs.
August 25, 2022 — John Vanderwees
PRUNING SHRUBS & EVERGREENS

PRUNING SHRUBS & EVERGREENS

Pruning is an essential part of gardening. Correctly pruned trees, shrubs and evergreens will be superior in appearance, vigour and in flowering to neglected plants.
July 14, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Plant a Drought Tolerant Garden

Plant a Drought Tolerant Garden

Beautiful gardens are designed to be enjoyed. However, sometimes it can feel like the maintenance, watering, pruning, and fertilizing, leaves little time to simply sit back and smell the flowers.
July 07, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Perennials for Shade

Perennials for Shade

There are so many plants that actually LIKE SHADE! If you can create a garden in the shaded north side of your home, then you can enjoy a broad range of plants that thrive in shade.
June 16, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Create a Home for Hummingbirds in Three Simple Steps

Create a Home for Hummingbirds in Three Simple Steps

When it comes to pollinators, there is nothing more fascinating than the hummingbird.  This tiny creature flits through spaces quickly and is gone in the blink of an eye.  Attracting these stunning species to your home may feel like a bit of a mystery. These little birds are seeking a specific environment which thankfully is simple to replicate.
June 09, 2022 — John Vanderwees
The Secret to Successful Shade Loving Gardens

The Secret to Successful Shade Loving Gardens

Shade gardens offer a place of refuge during those hot summer days. These spaces naturally attract plants in cooler tones (think blue, purple, and green) creating a space that is designed for relaxation. The secret to success is choosing the perennials, evergreens, and annuals that thrive in these lower-light spaces.
June 02, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Backyard Wow

Backyard Wow

Do you love your outdoor space?  We spend a lot of time making our lawns and gardens exactly the way that we want them.  However, when all that hard work is done, you need a space to sit back and enjoy it.  We eat, lounge, socialize and even work in these spaces, but the design is often left as an afterthought.  It’s time to rethink the patio and discover how a few accessories can transform your space into an extension of your home!
May 25, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Feed Your Plants

Feed Your Plants

Do you want to know the secret of healthy plants? It’s simple.  All plants need three things  to grow well: sunlight, water, and nutrients.  Each of these items work together to help your plants grow healthy and strong. 
May 19, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Container Gardening Simplified

Container Gardening Simplified

Container gardens are a great way to dress up a patio or doorway.  But it’s so much more than that.  These miniature gardens are an opportunity to experiment with gardening trends, explore new flowers, or simply showcase a few favourites.
May 12, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Garden Gallery’s Mother Days Gift Guide

Garden Gallery’s Mother Days Gift Guide

It’s time to celebrate Mom! Why not make this year a little extra special by discovering moments to surprise and delight her.  It is about filling the day with smiles, laughter, and love,  because  this day is all about Mom.
May 03, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Roses - Types & Pruning

Roses - Types & Pruning

Roses can put on a beautiful display in your garden, here is a guide to the different types as well as how to prune.
April 27, 2022 — John Vanderwees
Planting A Vegetable Garden

Planting A Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables can be a fun and rewarding task!
April 21, 2022 — John Vanderwees