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New ‘superior’ flowers, veggies earn coveted AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections (AAS), North America’s most well-known and respected non-profit plant trialing organization, has six new AAS winners available for the 2023 garden season. All AAS winners are tried throughout North America by professional, independent volunteer judges who grow new, never-before-sold entries next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class. Only those entries that have superior …

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Flowers with big colors for this Year of the Garden

“Plugged-in colour” is an expression that Mark germinated — and cultivated! — while working on a TV shoot a few years ago. To help celebrate Canada’s Year of the Garden, color that pops is something to aim for when planting up a flower display in a bed or container garden. So let us introduce you …

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Cooking herbs your garden can grow all year

While cooking and eating are year-round endeavors, food gardening often gets overlooked as an all-season sport. Winter is the big interruption, of course, and this time of year is a busy one for harvesting and preserving the many goodies that our gardens produce including fruits, vegetables, herbs and seeds — including those for next year. …

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The first tease of gardening is our official return to spring

No matter the weather, the calendar says we’re on the doorstep of spring’s arrival. Warmer temperatures are ahead — and so is the gardening season. If you’re new to getting your knees dirty, or just need some reminders of how to succeed out there, here’s our pre-start primer: 1. Where is the sun? Where does …

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Flowers with big colors for this Year of the Garden

“Plugged-in colour” is an expression that Mark germinated — and cultivated! — while working on a TV shoot a few years ago. To help celebrate Canada’s Year of the Garden, color that pops is something to aim for when planting up a flower display in a bed or container garden. So let us introduce you …

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These six things will help you grow your best container garden

It is, thankfully, planting time. The sun is getting stronger and the days are longer. You feel the urge to get outside and grow something. But what? And where? If your space is limited or you just want to enhance an intimate outdoor space, chances are that a container full of soil will fit the …

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Use these 7 top tips for your container garden this season

We’re at the starting line for garden planting, and container gardens are right up there at the front of the pack. Some folks have braved our anything-goes spring weather, and already have their pots and planters filled with greenery and flowers. Condo and house residents alike are creating color and growing food along walkways and …

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