How to Grow Your Own Mighty Microgreens

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Microgreens are tiny baby plants that pack a serious punch of nutrition and flavour. If you’ve ever had a fancy dish at a restaurant decorated with delicate little leaves, then you’ve had microgreens. They’re not the same thing as sprouts, and they’re definitely not just a decorative accent. These mini-versions of common edible plants pack […]

How to Get Your Amaryllis Bulbs to Rebloom

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When we think about Christmas flowers, amaryllis is often one of the first to come to mind. Despite the tropical appeal of amaryills, winter is when you’re most likely to see them. They’re very easy to grow, and they offer a beautiful reminder of spring in the middle of a Powell River winter. There’s another […]

How to Overwinter Plants: Tomatoes, Begonias, and Chrysanthemums

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Winter in Powell River is practically balmy compared to the rest of Canada, but it still kills off some of our favourite annual plants every year. It’s always sad to see our gorgeous annuals all brown and droopy. Have you ever considered overwintering some of your favourites?  Some annuals are only suited for a single […]

How to Improve Property Value by Planting Trees

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Planting a tree in your yard might seem a little bit intimidating if you’ve never done it before. However, it’s not as complicated as you might think. With a little bit of planning, you can make sure your tree is set up for success and will last for many years to come. Planting trees in […]

Spider Mites

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Spider mites are a winter houseplant epidemic in Canada thanks to the drier household air of the season. The mites thrive in warm, dry places and seem to appear out of nowhere when we turn our furnaces on for another Powell River winter. Cousins of the arachnid family, spider mites are smaller than the period […]

Top 5 Trending Houseplants for 2019

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Houseplants have been trending like crazy in 2019. As we head into fall in Powell River, it’s time to shift our focus back to our interior decor—and all the houseplants we can fit into it! Over the past few years, it’s become wildly popular to layer multiple houseplants into the design of homes and workspaces. […]

Fall Lawn Care

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While spring is the typical time to do your cleaning and tidying around the garden, most gardeners know that a fall lawn cleanup is just as important. In Powell River, we’re used to relatively mild winters, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare ourselves for the season. Here are a few things you can add […]

Garlic

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Not only does garlic have a strong flavour (and tendency to leave behind strong breath!), it has a strong history as well. It has been used as food, medicine, currency, and even as an offering to ancient Egyptian gods. There’s also plenty of folklore about its magical powers. Folks used to believe it warded off […]

The Best Bulbs to Plant in Fall

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Have you started planting fall bulbs yet?  If you’re in Powell River, you might be wondering how the summer went by so quickly! Even though we’ll miss those warm-weather annuals, there’s lots to be excited about this fall. In particular, now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring gardening. Fall is the best […]

The Best Cold Weather Veggies for a Winter Harvest

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While many of us assume summertime is the prime growing season for vegetables, many of our favorite garden veggies are much more suited to the colder weather of late fall and winter. Hot summer sun can end up scorching some veggies or cause plants to flower prematurely instead of developing edible parts. Here are some […]