Fun facts about plants

Starting Plants from Seed

Many Canadian gardeners start seeds indoors in January and February — then we’re ready to get out there by the time May long weekend rolls around! When to start seeds indoors 1. Check the estimated last-date-for-frost here: last frost dates…
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Fun facts about plants, Garden how-to guide, The basics

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Tomato trivia

Fun and interesting facts about tomatoes! One reason we love the flavor of the tomato as much as we do, is their¬† combined acidity and sweetness. During photosynthesis, glucose (sugar) plus citric and malic acids are produced by the leaves…
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Canadian Gardens, Fun facts about plants, Garden Accents, The basics

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Nymphaea mexicana

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…
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Facts about zucchini

I thought I knew a thing or two about zucchini. But I had questions so I dug around and found some very interesting answers! I even discovered answers to questions I would not have thought to ask! So, in quick…
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Photosynthesis basics

Did you ever wish that you had taken Science class more seriously, especially the day they covered photosynthesis? Understanding this basic process helps make science fascinating! So, this post is about the basics of photosynthesis. What does photosynthesis mean? In…
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Fun facts about plants, Garden how-to guide

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