Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fun facts about plants

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. […]

Fun facts about plants

How to care for water lilies

Water lilies (botanical name: Nymphaea) add beauty to your pond or water garden. They provide shade and shelter for the fish, and they oxygenate the water, reduce algae and act as a natural water filter. Tropical water lilies Tropical water lilies may be either daytime blooming opening mid morning and closing in the late afternoon, […]

Canadian Gardens

Plant Hardiness Zones

Before you plan your spring garden, it’s helpful to know your plant hardiness zone. Hardiness zones are defined by the average climatic conditions of the region; knowing your zone will help you determine whether or not a particular plant will grow in your area. The map is divided into nine major zones, the harshest weather […]