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Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year, members of the Perennial Plant Association from all across North America vote on their choice for Perennial Plant of the Year™. Their annoucement for 2017: “With all the “buzz” about bees and butterflies, why not celebrate an excellent plant known for its ability to support insects and birds and serve as the primary caterpillar […]






Clematis Pruning Tips

  Here’s what we consider on of the BEST articles anywhere online about how and when to prune Clematis, the Queen of vines!!  Author Lee Reich is amazing.  Hosted by Fine Gardening Magazine.   Click here to read more … and Raymond Evison Clematis also offers pruning tips for Clematis and they should know with […]






Hydrangea – Tips on How to Prune and Care for …

Hydrangea have been, and still are, very popular shrubs for the garden.  Learn how to prune and take care of them for years of enjoyment. Click here to read more …






Roses

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie  Roses are the classic companion plant to perennial gardens, so […]






Mighty ‘Mato® Grafted Tomatoes

  Like superheroes, Mighty ‘Mato grafted tomatoes are stronger, faster, more able to fend off foes than regular tomato plants – and their harvests are bigger! Mighty ‘Mato goes above and beyond the call of duty, defending against pests, diseases, temperature extremes, and poor soils while producing long, abundant harvests of tasty fruit! Grafting joins […]






Herb Gardening

Herb gardening has become a very popular past time with youtube videos available to newbies and a host of websites educating visitors on their history and importance, to offering advice on how to grow, how to care for, how to use for culinary, spiritual and medicinal applications. For our purposes, we’re going to focus on […]






Raymond Evison Clematis

Our British Columbia nursery is a licensed grower of Raymond Evison Clematis from the Island of Guernsey and customers of our Ontario nursery will be able to purchase more varieties in 2014 too so look for them at your favourite garden centre. Raymond Evison has 50 years of experience in developing the best flowering Clematis […]






North American Rock Garden Society

The North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) is for gardening enthusiasts interested in growing true alpine and rock garden plants. Membership in the society brings you one of the best seed exchange lists in the world! For more information, Click here to visit their site …






Bulbs – Planting, Storing and Caring for …

  Advice on digging and storing tender bulbs (such as Canna, Calla, Dahlia, Gladiolus, etc.) has been provided by Mary H. Meyer, Extension Horticulturist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota. She includes information on digging, cleaning, curing, pest management & proper storing of bulbs. Click here to read more … Ron Cornwell, University of […]






Composting Advice

Need Advice on COMPOSTING? The Composting Council of Canada is updating their site with lots of “how to” information on composting, mulching and other organic gardening tips.   Visit: http://www.compost.org/English/ENGLISH_INDEX.htm or The University of Illinois Extension site on Composting in the Home Garden at:  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/compost/process.cfm