Tag: Garden

Keeping Pests Out of Your Summer Garden

| July 6, 2017 | 8 Comments
Keeping Pests Out of Your Summer Garden

  Keeping Pests Out of Your Summer Garden Rabbits, moles, squirrels, groundhogs, and other critters may be cute, but they can be a gardener’s worst nightmare. You may be wondering what you can do to prevent these and other animals from wreaking havoc on your plants. Shooting the pests is generally not the best approach, […]

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7 Summer Garden Tips

| June 15, 2017 | 10 Comments
7 Summer Garden Tips

7 Summer Garden Tips Do you have a garden? Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned gardener, there are a number of things you can do to help your garden grow. Here are 7 summer garden tips: 1. Water your plants and vegetables at the right time of day. The best time is early in the morning […]

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What to Plant in a Summer Vegetable Garden

| June 2, 2017 | 5 Comments
What to Plant in a Summer Vegetable Garden

    What to Plant in a Summer Vegetable Garden If you’re planting a summer vegetable garden, you might be wondering what type of veggies you should plant. Certain vegetables are more likely to thrive in the heat than others. Here are some ideas on what to plant in a summer vegetable garden: 1. Tomatoes. […]

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10 Garden Flower Pot Craft Ideas

| May 24, 2016 | 19 Comments
10 Garden Flower Pot Craft Ideas

    Gardening season is finally upon us! I enjoyed the fact that we did not have too many snow storms this year, but spring seems to be taking a long time to arrive with warmer days! Spring, of course, means it’s time to get ready for planting vegetables, plants, and/or flowers to embellish our gardens […]

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Amazing Outdoor Oasis Wish List Items

| February 10, 2016 | 4 Comments
Amazing Outdoor Oasis Wish List Items

Snow. Ice. Slush. Rain. All of these things are already making me long for the days when I can enjoy my outdoor oasis without having to worry about slipping or getting wet. Though our backyard is a great place to play with our kids, we can only spend short periods of time outside.     […]

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Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

| April 23, 2015 | 17 Comments
Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

It’s that time of year again when my daughter and I plan out our vegetable garden. It seems that each year we expand the garden a bit more, try to grow something different and plant something too early. This year, we have decided to fill our vegetable garden with: cherry tomatoes ground cherries mini cucumbers […]

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Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Children

| January 26, 2015 | 9 Comments
Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Children

We all have fond memories of playing outdoors as children. For little ones, a garden is a place where your imagination can roam free; the washing pole can become the mast of a ship on a stormy sea, the picnic table transforms into the perfect hiding place in a game of hide-and-seek, or the lawn a football […]

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Fruits of the Harvest

| September 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
Fruits of the Harvest

Harvest. We are approaching the end of summer. The time for the fruits of our labor to be harvested and prepared. This is my first year growing ‘food’ and I love it! This year my family and I moved to my grandparents homestead. They needed to downsize and we needed an upgrade. It worked out […]

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Farms in Ottawa

| January 5, 2013
Farms in Ottawa

 Bring the family for some great outdoor fun times at one of these farms in Ottawa!  Proulx Sugar Bush & Berry Farm 1865 O’Toole Rd. Cumberland (Ottawa), ON K4C 1N2 Tel: 613-833-2417 or  613-833-9009 Fax: 613-833-0472 Email: proulx@proulxberryfarm.com  Strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, sweet corn, and garden vegetables. March-April: Visit our sugarbush, see the maple production, enjoy a […]

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