Garden Planning

One of the great things to do in early spring when it is still too cold to spend much time in the garden, is to do some planning.  As with […]

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Pruning Why, How and When?

A question we get all year long is ‘when is the best time to prune my …..fill in the blank?’ Pruning is not difficult but the timing is important as […]

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Raise A Bed – A Good Way To Upgrade The Soil

We spend a lot of time talking about how to make our garden soil better. It is the lifelong quest of the home gardener to have great soil! We add […]

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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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