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How to Bring Your Tropical Plants Back Outdoors

Bring Your Tropical Plants Back Outdoors Mother Nature Powell River

Tropical plants are fantastic for brightening up our homes during the dreariest months of winter. But when the temperatures start to rise, they’ll appreciate some time outside to soak up the sun and fresh air! However, you need to be mindful when moving tropical plants from inside to outside—if you do it too suddenly, or […]

How to Create Outdoor Rooms for a Backyard Retreat

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An empty yard is like a blank canvas—there’s so much potential to create something beautiful! It’s good to focus on your design layout, creating outdoor “rooms” and functional living spaces to make the most of your backyard. Designing rooms for the backyard involves many key interior design elements, but with a few creative twists and […]

The Great Garden Divide

The Great Garden Divide dividing perennials Mother Nature Powell River

There are many reasons gardeners love perennials, but one of the best is that dividing your perennials gives you more free plants! Perennials are the gift that keeps on giving. Dividing your perennials not only adds more flowers to your yard. It also helps keep your plants thriving and healthy.   When to Divide Perennials […]

17 Pumpkin Decor Ideas for the Patio and Porch

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Pumpkins and gourds are a hallmark of fall. It’s that time of year for hearty soup, sweaters and boots—and pumpkins on every doorstep. The classic Jack-o-lantern for Halloween is always fun to make, but there are also tons of other, slightly more grown-up ways you can use pumpkins in your fall porch decor. Paint Your […]

Why Fall is the Best Time to Plant Trees

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Usually, when you think about planting anything, you think about spring, but fall is an excellent time for planting trees or shrubs in your landscape. We plant most things in the spring, thinking that will give them the most time to grow before the cold of winter hits and makes them go dormant—but fall is […]

9 Unique Plants for Beautiful Fall Containers

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It’s the perfect time to refresh your patio planters and containers to keep them looking fresh throughout the fall. Pull out those tired-looking spring and summer annuals, toss them into the compost bin, and replace them with vigorous fall flowers in rich jewel tones. These gorgeous plant options will have your containers looking vibrant and […]

Grow Fall Bulbs in Containers for Dramatic Spring Colour

Fall Bulbs Spring Colour Mother Nature Powell river

Planting bulbs in the fall is one of the best examples of delayed gratification. You tuck those tiny drab-coloured bulbs into the dirt, and in the spring: surprise! Loads of colourful flowers! They’re a little bit of work, for a lot of reward. If you live in a condo building, or a rental, or just […]

Wine Not? 5 Fun Ways to Reuse Wine Bottles in Your Garden

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If you’ve been dutifully collecting your empty wine bottles but would rather get crafty than toss them in the recycling bin, here are a few ideas. From water-wicking planters to bird feeders to bespoke patio lighting, there are plenty of ways you can reuse wine bottles in your Powell River yard, garden—and home!   Wine […]

Proven Winners® for Proven Flowering

If you’ve been gardening for a while, you know the gardening world is not unlike the fashion world. Any given plant is never the only one of its kind—there are hundreds, if not thousands, of varieties of that plant with an unlimited set of unique features. Plant breeders are the fashion designers in this scenario. […]