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Autumn Colours: Tips for Fall Gardening

At Island Pride Garden Co in Wood Islands, we are preparing for Fall. As the days become cooler it is a great time to garden again now that the summer stress is off. Cooler temperatures and softer ground make it easier on the gardener when plants need less care and it’s more comfortable to work in the garden. Our Dutch Bulbs have just arrived!...

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10 Tips for Creating a Pollinator Garden

Creating a pollinator garden is a fantastic way to keep the local ecosystem healthy. Attract bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your garden with these 10 helpful tips.   1. Construct a pollinator garden with a variety of colors, shapes, and heights of plants. Include plants that flower throughout the growing season to provide...

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How to Limit Mosquitos in Your Yard

Nothing ruins a perfect summer afternoon in the garden like a swarm of pesky mosquitos. But did you know you can actually use your yard to deter these incessant insects? 1. Plant mosquito-repelling plants Marigolds, lavender, lemon grass, basil, lemon balm, catnip, rosemary, lemon thyme, mint, bee balm, and sage are just a few of the plants that...

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The Beauty of May Gardening

May is a lovely month. The days are longer, you can feel the sun on your face and the birds are all chirping away. It is a magical time of year as the daffodils and tulips begin to come to life and bloom. There are many plants, flowers, and trees that are so beautiful and lush in the greenhouses at this time of year. It is time to browse looking...

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What We’re Doing to Help the Environment

Each of us can do a little bit every day to reduce our carbon footprint. Whether it is reducing our use of the car, planting a tree, hanging our laundry on the line to dry, buying local or growing some of our own food, each step is helpful. As your local garden centre in Wood islands and in Hunter River PEI, we are making a difference. Many of...

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Vegetable gardening in June

Vegetable gardening in PEI in mid to late June. Finally, the days are long and warmer......for this year it looks like we are out of the time for frost risk. Now is the time to plant more or for the first time this year. Plant your seeds,such as beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots and beets. Put in all your plants, such as tomatoes, peppers,...

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Bring Colour Into Your Life With Cold Hardy Planters

Early May is still pretty cold in PEI with occasional sunny days, giving us some warmth. If we are putting out annuals, we need to prepare them for some cold nights. One could choose begonias and geraniums which require bringing them out during the day and remember to bring them inside at night. These kinds of plants don’t like cold and will just...

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Fruit Trees – What Should You Plant For Success?

Is your home a fruit producer? PEI is a good fruit growing region. So what fruit trees grow for the region. Fruit trees to consider are apples, pears, plums and cherries. A few peach trees will tolerate PEI climate, they are not as productive as other fruit trees here on PEI. It is important to discover if your fruit tree of choice needs another...

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Edible Gardening: How To Get Started This Year With Your Vegetable Garden

So you have decided it is time to feed yourself. You have a little time on your hands and want to make sure you have some food security. It would be lovely to have some food in the freezer or maybe to just eat fresh. What is great about gardening, is that today you can start and try to grow something and next year you can try something different....

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