Attract hummingbirds to your garden

Interesting facts about hummingbirds Hummingbirds are fascinating little birds! Scientists study them, photographers love them as subjects and gardeners go to great lengths to attract them. Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds on the planet and they live in the Americas from Alaska up north to Tierra del Fuego in the south; their favourite regions […]

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Indoor gardening

If outdoor gardening is out of the question, try growing your favorite plants indoors. Once you’ve had a salad made with home grown leafy greens and fragrant herbs, you’ll be hooked on indoor gardening. Best location for your indoor garden Choosing the right location for an indoor garden is critical. Windowsills are ok if the […]

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How and when to plant bulbs

The best times to plant bulbs. Tulip and daffodil bulbs should be planted in fall or early winter for spring flowering, and early spring for summer blooms. The best time to plant bulbs is when evening low temperatures are between 5°C to 10°C (40°F to 50°F). Fall planting should be done about six weeks before […]

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Attract birds to your winter garden

Winter may not be through with us yet, but a backyard bird feeder will attract the birds that stay up north for the winter plus add interest and activity to the yard. Bird Feeder Ideas Plant hangers holding a pie tin or baking pan with holes punched in the bottom for drainage (in case of […]

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Squirrels won’t eat daffodil bulbs

How can I keep squirrels from eating my bulbs? Plant them with the daffodils! Squirrels won’t eat daffodil bulbs so your tulips and other favorites should be spared. In many areas of Canada and the US, squirrels rank high on the scale of garden pests and there are plants that they don’t like, daffodils included. […]