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Your 2015 Halloween pumpkins

For the second year in a row, we invited you, our dear readers, to share photos of your Halloween pumpkins on social media. After sorting through the pictures, we’re thrilled to show you the highlights. Here’s how Canadian Gardening readers celebrate Halloween.


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Would you build a bee hotel in your backyard?

June is pollinator month, and to celebrate and raise awareness, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Burt’s Bees are installing bee hotels at 13 locations across Canada to provide habitats for pollinator bees.


Pollinator populations are on the decline due to habitat loss and environmental changes, such as pollution, toxins and disease. To do your little bit, plant flowers bees can’t resist in your garden (find more information and a list of plants HERE). You can also build your very own bee hotel for solitary pollinator bees. Simply following the five-step instructions found HERE.

Will you build a bee hotel this summer?

P.S. Did you know nearly one-third of the world’s food supply depends on pollinators, especially bees. Check out this informative infographic to learn more.

Visit the Toronto Flower Market

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Toronto Flower Market returns to the city this Saturday, May 9 to its new location at 659 Queen Street East (just west of Broadview). Visitors to the market can expect a variety of beautiful locally grown flowers and plants including tulips, hyacinth and lilacs among other exciting surprises.

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If you’re planning a trip to the city or are looking to pick up some locally grown goodies for mom, you won’t want to miss the excitement!
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Visit Canada Blooms 2015

Spring has officially arrived in Toronto thanks to Canada’s largest garden and flower show. Canada Blooms opened its doors on Friday, March 13th and will welcome visitors to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place until Sunday, March 22nd.

canada-blooms-2015-bannerThe 19th annual event features a variety of garden and floral designs, the latest trends in horticulture and lots of beautiful blooms (to name a few!). This year’s Let’s Play! theme invites visitors to experience a stunning showcase of playful floral designs that will have you inspired to get back into the garden.

Click below to check out some of the feature gardens and exhibits from this year’s show.

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Canada Post launches 2015 floral stamp series

Spring is in full bloom at Canada Post with the arrival of their newest floral stamps! Featuring two varieties of colourful pansies, the series includes a yellow-accented true blue ‘Delta Premium Pure Light Blue’ pansy and a ‘Midnight Glow’ Icicle Pansy in shades of purple, pink, orange and yellow.canada-post-stamps-2015 Read the rest of this entry »

5 ways to care for houseplants in winter

Come winter, your potted plants are probably looking a little worse for wear – whether they’ve sought temporary refuge from freezing temperatures or live indoors year round. I do quite well with houseplants, and have even revived a fiddleleaf fig tree that I presumed was toast. Read on for five helpful tips for keeping your houseplants happy in the winter. Houseplants Read the rest of this entry »

Your Halloween pumpkins

We invited you, our lovely readers, to share photos of your Halloween pumpkins on social media. After sorting through loads of pictures, we’re happy to show you the highlights. Here’s how Canadian Gardening readers celebrate Halloween:


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Toronto Flower Market hosts last market of the season

If you’re looking for a fabulous fall flower arrangement for your Thanksgiving table, why not visit the Toronto Flower Market this Saturday, October 11. At their last market of the season, you’ll find lovely locally grown blooms to display in a vegetable vase or give as a gift to your Thanksgiving host.


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Garden to table: Delicious peach recipes

Love fresh peaches? Then you’ll love trying these delicious recipes! Perfect for everything from healthy smoothies to desserts, this yummy stone fruit is low in calories, a good source of vitamin A and C and contains fiber.

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Flower Friday: #CGFlowerOfTheDay

If there’s one thing we love here at Canadian Gardening, it’s beautiful flowers. So, we ask our friends and followers on Instagram and Twitter to use the hashtag #CGFlowerOfTheDay to share pictures of the beautiful blooms growing in their gardens.

We’ve received everything from blooming roses and lilies to clematis and sunflowers. Since we love seeing all these wonderful flowers, we wanted to share some we’ve recently received through our @CDNGardening Twitter account.


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