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Our Christmas Wishlist

Our Christmas Wishlist

With the upcoming season of giving, love, and festivity, we all want to give a perfect gift to that special someone. Your mother, your partner, your friend, maybe even yourself!

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Creating a Cat-friendly Garden

Creating a Cat-friendly Garden

There are many ways to make your garden for friendly for little fluffy critters. This can apply to outdoor gardens, selecting appropriate houseplants, and even growing plants specifically for cats!

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Fall Bulbs – What Should I Know?

Fall Bulbs – What Should I Know?

Some bulbs are best suited for planting in the fall. This is usually done between late-September to November. Bulbs benefit from the cold ground temperatures and this makes for a better bloom in the spring.

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Growing Clover

Growing Clover

Firstly, it requires less water than a traditional grass and is more environmentally friendly in that regard. Bacteria in its roots also allow for fixation of atmospheric nitrogen so it will enhance the soil’s nutrient availability. This means no fertilizer – an...

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Understanding Insecticides

Understanding Insecticides

Pesticides and insecticides have been changing a lot in the last few years, with many being taken off the market due to health and ecological concerns. Chlorpyrifos, a chemical used in pesticides like Dursban and Lorsban has been banned in Canada as of 2021. The...

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Feeding the Birds

Feeding the Birds

  Winter can be a bleak time of year, but with a few simple steps you can attract some delightful feathered visitors to your yard! Commonly spotted birds here in the Edmonton area through the winter include: chickadees, house finches, nuthatches, house sparrows,...

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors

Many seeds like beans, carrots, and sunflowers can be sown directly in the garden when spring comes around, but some must be started early. The back of most seed packets will indicate how many days or weeks to start your seeds indoors before the last expected frost...

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Planning Next Year’s Garden

Planning Next Year’s Garden

Most of us only have finite space available for planting a garden. With hundreds of options, choosing the right seeds and plants can definitely be intimading, but it's never too early to start planning so you can be ready when spring finally comes along. Start by...

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