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Prince George, BC, Canada

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Fall Planting

Fall Planting

Planting in the fall has an added advantage as it will give trees, shrubs and perennials a head start on next spring

Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

Many of the earlier blooming perennials have had their moment to show off their attractive flowers but when planned carefully there is ...

Onions

Onions

For onions to store properly they need to be cured. The top of the onion should fall off naturally because the neck has dried up.

Gardening Chores for August

Gardening Chores for August

Spring blooming bulbs such as tulips and daffodils that have been growing in the same spot for the past 3-4 years can be dug up and ...

Frequently Asked Questions – Kim Barnes

Frequently Asked Questions – Kim Barnes

At work we get a lot of repeat questions. I thought I would answer some of the more common ones as my first official post.

Daylilies

Daylilies

Shorter varieties are ideal for rock gardens, borders and containers. Taller varieties are beautiful in large masses as ground cover or

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

The selection of hardy varieties for Prince George continues to grow. Many of the 'paniculata' types are known for their hardiness, and

Summer Pruning

Summer Pruning

Pruning out the inner branches will create better air circulation which in turn reduces the chance of fungus and disease.

Gardening Tips for July

Gardening Tips for July

Trees and shrubs will also benefit from a second application of fertilizer, if the first application was done in May. Use a tree/shrub ...

Landscaping & Flower Gardens

Landscaping & Flower Gardens

The nice thing about flowering shrubs and perennials is that they come back every year, but the downside is that they only bloom for a ...

Succession Planting

Succession Planting

The process of planting small sections of vegetables at alternating times to provide a constant supply of fresh vegetables

Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

As garlic grows it forms a large central stalk that grows straight up and then loops once or twice. This is called the scape.

Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

If a plant is affected by powdery mildew, remove the infected foliage immediately before it can spread, and destroy it.

Landscape Touches

Landscape Touches

You may be surprised how a few simple pieces can create a whole new look in your garden and give it that 'finishing touch'.

Growing Tomatoes

Growing Tomatoes

When watering tomatoes, try not to get the foliage wet, so water the soil not the plant. Use room temperature water if possible, and ...

Lawn Care

Lawn Care

A thick healthy lawn will make it harder for weed seeds to germinate as they are unable to imbed in the soil and also are competing for

Early Blooming Perennials

Early Blooming Perennials

Perennials are a favourite in many landscapes. They tend to come back year after year when cared for properly and add to the overall ...

Fun vegetables to plant this season

Fun vegetables to plant this season

Are you looking for something new to plant in your vegetable garden or edible landscape? There are some new and different vegetable ...

Winter Kill

Winter Kill

Perennials that have survived for several winters did not come back this spring. The cold temperatures we experienced in November with ...

What to do with tulips after they finish blooming

What to do with tulips after they finish blooming

Cooler temperatures mean a longer bloom time, but eventually they are done blooming and then they are not so attractive anymore.

Growing Small Fruit

Growing Small Fruit

There is something very satisfying about going into the yard and eating fruit that was grown by you. There is a large number of small ...

Outdoor Flowering Containers

Outdoor Flowering Containers

Outdoor containers filled with flowers make beautiful gifts, and to ensure that they remain attractive throughout the season, follow ...

Vegetable Container Gardening

Vegetable Container Gardening

Being able to produce your own food is rewarding but not everyone has a garden, which is why container gardening is a great way to grow

Apple Trees

Apple Trees

Another key to ensuring your fruit tree will bear fruit is to make sure your two pollinator varieties bloom at the same time.

Lilies

Lilies

Lilies bloom for a few weeks each season but with a long list of hardy varieties, that have different bloom times, you can enjoy lilies

Gardening Pests

Gardening Pests

Gardening season will soon be here as well as the gardening pests! Keeping plants pest free is important when growing healthy ...

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Container growing continues to grow in popularity. Growing flowers in containers is a quick, easy way to add instant colour to a ...

Mason Bees

Mason Bees

Mason bees are a type of native North American bee that look similar to a garbage fly. They are blue/black in colour and get their name

Growing Onions

Growing Onions

Onions can be grown in the garden as a single row or in raised beds.

Dahlia’s

Dahlia’s

When planting outdoors, choose a sunny location, but avoid hot midday heat. Keep them evenly watered not allowing it to go too dry, but

Fairy Gardens or Miniature Gardens

Fairy Gardens or Miniature Gardens

Fairy gardens are easy to create, and the choices are endless. The first choice would be to decide whether you want an indoor garden or

Prepping for the gardening season!

Prepping for the gardening season!

This is also a good time of year to go through your gardening notes, seeds and other gardening tools and equipment.

Scarlet Runner Beans

Scarlet Runner Beans

Scarlet Runner Beans are the perfect choice for those wanting to create an edible landscape. They are a multi functional plant that can

Growing Sprouts

Growing Sprouts

Growing your own sprouts indoors is a fun an economical way to keep you into gardening even though it's winter!

Microgreens

Microgreens

Anyone can grow micro-greens, as space is not an issue. Its a great way to be able to eat home-grown fresh produce that is packed with ...

Houseplant Maintenance for March

Houseplant Maintenance for March

March is also a good time to transplant houseplants if they have outgrown their container.

The Importance of Bark

The Importance of Bark

Bark is needed for a tree to grow but it can also add to a winter or year round landscape.

Taking Cuttings

Taking Cuttings

It can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few weeks for roots to form, depending on the cutting type and conditions.

Soil Conditions

Soil Conditions

Clay may not be the ideal soil, but with work and time, you can have a very productive and beautiful garden!

Growing Peppers

Growing Peppers

Peppers require a long growing season, so if you want to be able to enjoy home grown peppers this summer, seeds should be started ...

Bringing Topics Into Your Home

Bringing Topics Into Your Home

Tropical plants are a great inexpensive way to add some quick colour and life to a room, either by their exotic blooms or attractive ...

February Garden Chores

February Garden Chores

Chores include starting seeds indoors that require a long growing season, planting tuberous begonias, and getting last years geraniums ...

Perennial Vegetables

Perennial Vegetables

The advantage to growing perennial vegetables is that they are low maintenance

Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping

When it comes to edible landscaping and growing your own food, you want to make sure that the plants you choose, are plants that are ...

Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous Begonias

These beautiful shade loving plants add wonderful colour to flowerbeds and containers and are well worth the extra effort to grow them.

Greenhouse Gardens

Greenhouse Gardens

Greenhouses are also used to get a head start on spring. Gardeners can start their seeds in the greenhouse to grow their own bedding plants.

Growing Orchids

Growing Orchids

Although they are considered exotic, and hard to grow, Orchids are not as hard to grow as you may think.

Choosing Flowering Shrubs

Choosing Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs add a colourful and often fragrant element to the landscape. These permanent, multi-stemmed woody plants play an ...

Keeping it Healthy

Keeping it Healthy

There are a few things to watch for and some gardening chores that should be done to ensure a healthy, beautiful yard and garden.

Clematis Vines

Clematis Vines

Considered the 'Queen of the Vines' clematis are a beautiful addition to any landscape and grow well in our area.

Pest Management

Pest Management

Pest management is an important part of growing a healthy garden and plants. There are different options when it comes to pest management.

Heuchera – Coral Bells

Heuchera – Coral Bells

Heuchera is one of the more popular perennials in the perennial section of the garden centre, and with good reason.

We Got Crocs

We Got Crocs

We got a great selection of CROCS, all types, color and sizes. Did you know that there are Croc Boots for winter.

Greens Classes

Greens Classes

We are going to be hosting a series of WORKSHOPS near the end of the month for FRESH GREENS arrangements. Make your own Christmas decoration.

Harvesting Rhubarb

Harvesting Rhubarb

Rhubarb is one of the earliest perennials to show signs of growth in the spring and one of the first crops to harvest from the garden.

All About Blueberries

All About Blueberries

Growing your own blueberries provides you with a wonderful tasting fruit as well as an attractive plant, making blueberries a good ...

Growing Tomatoes

Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are an easy to grow plant that can be grown in the greenhouse, garden or in containers, and when grown properly, will reward ...