Category Archives: Floral Gardening

Growing and caring for annuals, perennials and cut flowers.

This Spring Take a Walk on the ‘Wildflower’ Side

Springtime. Time to start thinking about your flower beds and curb appeal. If you're tired of the same old annuals, or too many choices leave you bewildered where to begin, this spring consider thinking outside the planting box. Plant wildflowers. Lots of them. Read more

Blue Wild Flowers For Your Garden

Planting wild flowers in your garden, or simply scattering wild flower seeds around an area of your yard are both ways to take advantage of Mother Nature's treasured gifts. Wild flowers are carefree, colorful, and tend to attract bees, butterflies and birds. So planting wild flowers not only gives you an easy maintenance flower garden......
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Growing African Violets and Other Plants Indoors

If you like to grow African violets and other indoor flowers, herbs and fruits, good thing is that such plants don't require much space to grow. Depending on the violet plant size, common 5-12 cm (2 - 5 inch) plastic flower pots are usually more than large enough. Sometimes, such pots are even too big....
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Tips to Plant a Thriving Flower Garden

During the summer months, Canadians finally have a chance to relax and enjoy the sun. There is no better way to embrace the warm weather than planting a beautiful flower garden. Not only will it enhance the curb appeal and aesthetics of your front lawn but planting pollinator friendly gardens can act as a great...
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How to Take Lavender Cuttings

Lavender has to be one of the most popular of garden plants. Highly versatile, lavender looks the part in a traditional cottage garden setting but is equally at home in a more contemporary garden design. Late summer is the time to increase stock of some of your favourite varieties by taking semi-ripe cuttings. Taking cuttings...
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5 Easy Steps to an Old Fashioned Cottage Garden

Cottage garden style is a casual, colorful, easy, beautiful and cheerful celebration of flowers and herbs. I started small and continued to add to my garden. It is much less overwhelming to do 'baby steps', rather than to craft a large garden all at once. Read more

Decorating Your Flower Garden with an Amish Rustic Country Theme

Along with fascination of the Amish lifestyle and their culture, many visitors to the Amish Communities purchase their rustic handmade crafts to use for décor in their own homes and in their yard and flower gardens. The Amish have their own unique style of outdoor décor, just as they continue their simple quaint lifestyles in...
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Ideas for Tiny Flower Gardens

No matter how tiny the yard, or how big the landscape, there's always room for one more flower garden. This is one time size doesn't matter. Whether you want a pocket of bright blossoms or a container of color, flowers fill the bill. Mild winter areas mean you have a longer growing season. Many flowers...
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Planting a Wildflower Meadow

I have a friend who is lucky enough to have a small field attached to her property. Once her old pony sadly died last year, she no longer wanted to use the field for grazing but decided she would like to turn it into a wildflower meadow. Many of our truly wild meadows are fast...
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