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Grow Niagara - Niagara's Garden Resource

Category: Finding Your Green Thumb


ALL ABOUT BULBS

There is nothing more satisfying to a gardener than seeing those first early spring flower bulbs popping up from the cold ground. Learn about choosing the right bulb, how and where to plant, how to deter those pesky squirrels.

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The Perks of Parks

When was the last time you visited your local park? It’s no secret that being outdoors has psychological benefits, but what exactly does that mean? Well, aside from the obvious benefits of ‘exercise’ in and of itself, there are other perks to parks.

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Nostalgia in our Trees

It’s time for back to school! Nostalgia runs rampant at this time of year, remembering the years of growth, struggle, challenge and reward. And while it may not spring immediately to mind, the same is true of the tree and the impact that it has on our memories, and lives both happy and sad.

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NOTL Harvest Festivals: Fruit Tree to Table

There are always lots of wonderful events around Niagara on the Lake, like its famous Peach Festival. We attended the festival with the rental of our fruit trees to the town adding interest, texture and shade of our fruit trees.

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Shade Gardening

Many homeowners long for a shady retreat that is until they try to select plants that will successfully grow there.  Most of us can only think of Hostas and ferns.  But a shady yard doesn’t mean your gardening days are…

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Designing a Champagne Taste Garden on a Beer Budget

We’ve all seen a garden that we truly admired, knowing that we could never achieve or afford it. If you lack the budget, creativity and technical know-how to design your own space, having a garden design done ‘will’ save you money!

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Watering For A Thriving Garden

If you want to grow your garden as planned while conserving water, there are a few things you can do to help your garden thrive

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Healthy Soil, The Key To A Successful Garden

Healthy soil is the key to any successful garden. It is the foundation on which a healthy garden is built. The basic principle that gardeners should live by is that if you feed the soil, the soil will feed your plants.

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The Magic of Composting

Composting is the breaking down of plant material that is no longer living, with the help of micro-organisms through a decomposition process
Understanding a few basic composting principles will help you get the best results.

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Lasagna Gardening

Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. It means that you will not have to lift any sod to create a new garden.

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