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Many of the plants we have in our yards are not native to Canada. In some cases, these non-native plants are invasive and can intrude into nearby natural areas or affect the growth and spread of native species. In most cases, native plants provide better habitat for birds and pollinators than non-native plants. Honey bees depend on native plants in order to produce honey and survive while doing their part to spread these native species.
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If your goal is to grow a successful vegetable garden in your backyard, these handy vegetable-specific gardening tips, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, will help you get the most bountiful crop you’ve ever seen.
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Six of the most popular, eye-pleasing flower breeds to consider planting, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX.
How to create a year-round herb garden. From the AOL Partner Studio
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When it comes to nature conservation, a little goes a long way. Small-scale conservation efforts can have a huge impact and help ensure that we and future generations can enjoy precious natural spaces. This Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada challenges you to partake in at least one small act of conservation.
Here are five ways to get the best results, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, another key ingredient to your healthy lawn.
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We were in the South, in Kerala; and just getting ready to leave Munnar -- a tiny hill station where we'd spent a couple of days. We were headed for Cochin. There we'd spend our last, remaining day, until it was time to catch our flight to Mumbai -- and yet another flight back home.
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Now that the blossoms are here, there's no better place to enjoy them than in Canada's stunning public gardens. With so many to choose from it was hard for us to narrow down our favourites, but we've tried our best. From coast to coast, all are stunning in their own right.
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My only attempt at gardening was when I was living in the Prairies. I managed to keep alive a flowering plant one summer, and carefully washed it as instructed before bringing it indoors for the winter, only to have a scourge of flying aphids in the house! Evidently, gardening is not a core competency of mine.
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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately that statement is most true when it comes to fresh flowers. But just because your bouquet won't last forever, it doesn't mean you...
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Flowers are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add just a little bit of beauty and romance into our lives. Whether you're buying them for yourself or someone else, I'm of the school of thought that we should all send and receive more flowers in general.
If mums get flowers on Mother's Day, why wouldn't dads get flowers on Father's Day? I mean, how many golf clubs can a man own? Does he really need another pheumonic nailer? How about something that will make him smile and lift his spirits instead?
We've always had a tempestuous relationship with flowers: when we first buy bouquets they're beautiful and full of life, but, after a little bit (re: only living in our homes for a few days), they see...
Flower bulbs are a forgiving bunch. They can be buried upside down, stomped on or ignored, yet most will bloom for several seasons. There are the occasional no-shows, of course — those that fail to fl...