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Category: Finding Your Green Thumb


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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Fusion Gardening: Conserving Water

rain water is a resource, not a waste product. So why would we be in a hurry to send it to the lake, when our own gardens can benefit from the use of it?

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A Garden for Bees

By planting a pollinator friendly garden, including the plants below, available at Mori Gardens, we can help honey bees thrive.

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Garden Tower: the ultimate patio farm, Grow 50 plants in 4 square feet

The Garden Tower 2 is the ultimate patio farm. This revolutionary growing system was engineered to optimize soil-to-compost ratios to allow plant roots direct access to organic fertilizer via the patented vermicompost column.

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How To Prune – Knowing Your Pruning Goal

When pruning any plant, it is always good to know what your goal is and that will help you determine how to best prune your shrub. Here are the 5 main goals of pruning and the questions that you should be asking yourself before you begin:

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Where to Start: Planting Instructions

Looking to plant a tree, shrub, rose or perennial. Let’s make sure it will be an addition that will last for years to come!

Please use the following planting, watering, fertilizing and mulching instruction to assist you in making a great start at growing something beautiful!

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Plant a Healing Herb Garden

when the kids are off school for the holiday weekend. I’ll enlist them so that this healing herb garden will be ours to nurture together. It’s the perfect time for planting herbs and veggies. If we get started now, they’ll thrive through the summer and be ready to harvest all the way into the early fall. Maybe I’ll even get some tomato plants. All my kids love tomatoes.

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The Greenest Gift

The next time you need a gift for someone special, consider going green in the truest sense of the term – gift them with a plant. Here’s why these living, green gifts are sure to be a hit.

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The Health Benefits Of Gardening

A well-tended garden is a beautiful addition to any home, and planning a little green paradise is easier than ever for the beginner gardener, thanks to the bounty of resources available. If earning praise from the neighbours isn’t incentive enough to get your hands dirty, consider all of the amazing ways that gardening can improve your health.

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