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20+ LONG-BLOOMING PERENNIALS TO GROW IN ZONE 3

New gardeners often wonder if there are any perennials they can buy that look good from spring to fall. Seasoned gardeners may laugh at this and say “no, it’s called an annual,” but I understand the sentiment. Perennials are expensive. Especially when money is tight, you want your blooms to

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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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57 BEST PERENNIALS TO PLANT IN ZONE 3

You asked for it and you got it: a list of the most-loved perennials for Zone 3.   These perennials are the stars of the garden, blooming year after year and delighting their owners every time. Pick these winners up at your nearest garden centre, or ask a friend with

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HOW TO START GLADIOLUS BULBS INDOORS

If you garden in a cold climate with a short growing season, you know the frustration of growing late-season flowers like glads. They take so long to bloom that you run the risk of not even seeing your blooms if an early frost happens! And glads are so frost tender,

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HOW TO START A SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

When you’re short on space, square foot gardening is the answer! I started planting my garden using the square foot gardening method instead of traditional rows in 2019, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! But how do you start a square foot garden? And is it complicated? In

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HOW TO GROW POPPIES IN ZONE 3

Many people in the recent past have asked me for my advice on growing Poppies in Zone 3. I have to start with the truth… I don’t particularly like growing Poppies. They’re beautiful and all, but they’re sort of a pain in the rear. Even so, I have successfully grown

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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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