“How often should I water my houseplants?” Although this is one of the most common questions I get asked over the course of a season, I don’t have a black and white answer. Plants, much like humans, are unique organisms and therefore require individual care to thrive. No two houseplants require the same care in […]
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Picture this… It’s a cold February morning in Woodstock, Ontario and you just watered your Hibiscus plant, which is sitting in my window soaking up the winter sun. As you go to tend to another plant, you brush up against your prized Hibiscus, only to feel something feel something sticky. A closer examination reveals a […]
Not a Christmas goes by when we don’t give receive at least one Orchid. These exotic flowers are right up there with poinsettias as the most popular potted houseplants for the holiday season. Many people’s first orchid marks the beginning of a life-long love affair with these elegant blooms. But it can also raise the […]
Once again Christmas seems to have arrived all too quickly. With just about a week left to finish your Holiday shopping, many Woodstock residents are feeling the pinch, wondering where to find last-minute Christmas gifts here in town—besides the local Wal Mart!? Don’t fret! Here are five great (local) Woodstock businesses where you can find […]
If you’re new to gardening and live in Ontario, there’s a good chance you’ll need to keep your gardening gloves handy—even during the winter months!
As much as I hate to admit that summer is over, it doesn’t take long for me to succumb to the beauty of fall here in Woodstock, Ontario. As a matter of fact I consider fall the most romantic season of the year, not to mention one of my favourite times to be out in the garden. […]
We are often asked, “what perennials can I plant in the shade?”, the options for sun are enormous but in shade we are more limited. Here I will show you five interesting plants for the shady garden, not necessarily the most popular, and I choose to ignore hosta because everybody has this already.
If you’ve ever spent any time landscaping, you’re likely familiar with flowering shrubs. Thanks to their extreme versatility, ease of care and maintenance, and ability to grow in extreme conditions, they’re the shrub of choice among amateur and veteran landscapers alike (not to mention one of the best values around when it comes to shrubbery).
Believe it or not, but Souther Ontario weather is considered unpredictable by many garden professionals—especially in the spring. One day we can be enjoying an early warm spell, when out of nowhere comes a frost warning. If you have plants in your garden or around your home, you need to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know.
Foundation Planting? A foundation planting refers to a group of plants that help incorporate a building to it’s property and cover the actual concrete foundation your structure is built on. It is a critical component of home decoration and can either enhance or detract from your property’s value, after all it is the first impression […]