The Great Fall Clean- up

Our Garden Maintenance Staff swears by “The Fall Clean-up.” The time spent tidying your gardens in the fall saves you twice that amount of time in the spring. There is […]

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Summer’scape – gasp – another buzzword!!!!

Oh – no – many of us complain about too many buzzwords these days! – and here we go and make a new one up!! Well slap us silly but […]

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Yeah – it is summer –Boo – it is summer….

We have had many glorious days here in the Barrie area.  Remember when we were complaining about the cold, the wind, the ice!  Oh my! Today is sunny and spectacular […]

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Dog Friendly Ornamental Grasses

If you, like many of us, have a dog, chances are you will notice their regular route in the garden quickly becomes well worn.  It seems that nothing will grow!  […]

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Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society’s Summer 2018 Garden Tour

Sunday July 15th 2018 from 12:30pm-4:30 pm Advanced tickets available at Barrie’s Garden Centre  for $10, or else available at each garden  on Tour day for $15. The country garden […]

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Drought tolerant plants

We often think of “drought” as referring to regional issues with rain, but have you heard of self-inflicted drought? This refers to planting sites presenting water challenges: such as parking […]

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Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizer

All new to Barrie’s Garden Centre: All Natural Organic Fertilizer from Neptune’s Harvest. Neptune’s Harvest products are derived from the mineral rich North Atlantic Ocean, which is nature’s perfect source […]

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Get ready for Corn Gluten Meal

So we are getting near the right time to think about our lawns.  And one of the newer discussion we are having these days is regarding using corn gluten meal […]

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Hurry – weather is warming and time is ticking! – Dormant Oil and Lime Sulphur!!

With all of us now using organic and non-chemical techniques for pest control – this becomes a critical time of year if you have not yet applied dormant oil and […]

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Cool annuals – flowers for NOW!

Cool annuals – flowers for NOW!   In early spring we get goofy weather – one day warm – the next day freezing rain and snow. The past few weeks […]

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