Garden Accents

Planters, outdoor furniture, bird feeders and accents that make your garden part of your home

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…
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Canadian Gardens, Garden Accents

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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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Fun facts about plants, Garden Accents, Garden how-to guide, The basics

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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…
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Garden Accents

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Caring for Lilacs

When lilacs bloom in Southern Alberta, it’s usually getting close to the May long weekend. That also means it’s time to get the garden, shrubs and patio plants going. If you’ve thought putting in lilacs but are worried about when…
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Garden Accents, Garden how-to guide, The basics

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The balcony garden

Living in an apartment building doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with the colors, fragrances and the feel of nature, and a balcony  is the perfect spot for a green oasis. Besides the  flowers, veggies, herbs (or all three) a…
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Garden Accents, The basics

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Hosta Hampshire County

Hosta – a Favorite Perennial Groundcover

A Little Background about the Hosta One of the reasons gardeners love the Hosta is for its great variety! There are an estimated 45 species of Hosta; hybridization among the many species has produced upward of 3000 varieties of Hosta…
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