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Looking Back at 2016

Winter is such a wonderful time of year for everyone.  It’s a time to relax by the fire and reflect on the spring, summer and fall seasons that have gone by so quickly! Some may say it was too hot or there was not enough rain, but most will tell you it

8 Great Gardening Books For Mom!

Mother's Day is this weekend and Brantim has got you covered! We think a Brantim Gift Certificate paired with one of these great 8 gardening books, would make any Mom swoon. So head over to the greenhouse this week to pick up a gift certificate in any denomination and click the links below to

Ottawa Tulips Turn 70!

This weekend is the start of the Ottawa Tulip Festival, marking 70 years since the start of the tulip legacy in Ottawa. So how did this whole tulip thing get started anyways? We knew they were a gift from the Dutch back in 1945 - but did you know the whole

Congrats to our friends at Rideau Woodlands Ramble

We thought we'd pass along some great news for our friends over in Burritt's Rapids at the Rideau Woodlands Ramble. This Spring, the Ramble was named Canadian Garden Centre Destination of the Year by the Canadian Garden Council.  Dave Dunn and Rob Caron are very pleased with this recognition. "It is a solid

10 Inspiring Gardening Pins

We know that it’s hard for everyone else to get excited about the spring when the weather is so cold. So we thought we’d share some of our favorite gardening pins to get you in the spirit for 2015.

3 Tasty Herb Recipes for Summer BBQ’ing

You know that summertime is alive and well when you can walk outside in the evening and smell the delicious aroma of a barbeque. But have you ever thought of growing your own barbeque herbs? Culinary herbs are perfect for growing in containers on the patio right next to the grill, so you can easily reach down and pluck the leaves as you are cooking.

Selling your house? Kick up the curb appeal.

The late spring this year seems to be delaying more than just the tulips. The real estate industry, which is typically going full steam ahead at this time of year, has also seen a slow start. It’s not strange that a delay in nice weather would affect sales, but that’s no consolation if YOUR house is on the market. Here’s some tips to improve your curb appeal and hopefully nail the sale.

5 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Most produce available in the grocery store today has traveled thousands of miles to get there, and could have been grown in nutrient poor soil with loads of pesticides. Why not enjoy organic, pesticide-free produce from your own backyard? A little bit of preparation and maintenance through the growing season and you will never look back.

Outdoor is the New Indoor

A big trend for gardening this year (that has been building over the last few years) is extending our indoor living spaces into outdoor living spaces. From the latest in garden accessories, to DIY projects, people are embracing the ‘exterior design’ spirit. Here’s how we think you can dress up your yard for 2014

Impatiens Disease – Downy Mildew

A new threat to impatiens called ‘Downy Mildew’ has invaded our area and this disease now basically covers all of North America. The disease affects only the well know plant ‘impatiens’, which is used extensively in gardens, landscaping and in containers.