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SWOON-WORTHY DAHLIA VARIETIES FOR YOUR CUT FLOWER GARDEN

Admit it. You’ve caught the Dahlia growing bug. You’ve seen all those gorgeous flower farming accounts on IG and you’re officially in love. You know you want to grow Dahlias for cut flowers, but there are so. many. varieties. How do you know which Dahlias make the best cut flowers?

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5 EASY ANNUAL FLOWERS FOR BEGINNER SEED SAVERS

What’s the easiest way you can make a dent in your gardening budget? Saving seeds! It’s so easy to save seeds from cut flowers and other annual flowers that you can use next year. While some seeds require a little more know-how than others to save, I’ve compiled some of

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WHAT GROWS IN ZONE 3

Did you recently move to Zone 3 from one of those “anything-can-grow-here” zones and have no idea what you can grow in a cold climate and short growing season? Or maybe you’ve lived in Zone 3 your whole life but you just took up an interest in gardening and have

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44 POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY FLOWERS AND HERBS TO HELP SAVE THE BEES

Creating a pollinator-friendly garden is a win for both you and nature. You create a habitat for the bees, which in turn pollinate your garden, which leads to delicious vegetables and better yields. But what flowers are the best flowers to save the bees and other pollinators? I’ve researched and

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17 PERENNIAL FLOWERS THAT LOVE SHADE

Shade is the enemy of every beginner gardener. It seems like your eye is drawn to every sun-loving plant in the greenhouse and there are no exciting options for your shady perennial flower garden. I’ve compiled 17 shade-loving perennials that are easy to grow in your landscape. These are the perennials

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48 MORE PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING

Perennials are a fantastic, low-maintenance investment for flower gardeners. Plant them once and they’ll return year after year. However, some perennials are a little too good at their job and can quickly take over your flowerbed and crawl into your lawn. What you thought was a low-maintenance plant can quickly become your worst

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30 PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING IN YOUR ZONE 3 GARDEN

Perennial plants are a good investment. Plant once and have flowers that bloom for years. However, some plants that seem innocent take over the garden and quickly spiral out of control. Others bloom for such a short time that they don’t seem worth the trouble. Whether they’re invasive, fast-spreading, short

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10 BEST CUT AND COME AGAIN FLOWERS

As a flower farmer, cut and come again flowers make the most sense for your bottom line. They have a longer growing period than one and done cut flowers and provide you with blooms all season long. Cut and come again flowers come in all varieties and can be used

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COMMON GERMINATION PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX THEM

Whether you’re seed starting for the first time or the hundredth time, proper seed germination is always a concern. We all want excellent germination followed by lush, healthy seedlings, but how do we get there!? What are the conditions necessary for germination? In this post, I’ll let you in on

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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