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Lets look at some Water Smart Gardening: We wouldn’t think it here in the lower mainland but our fresh water reserves aren’t vast. With an ever-increasing population and hotter, drier summers we need to conserve and look after what existing water supplies we have. Of course this is not down to just us as gardeners…

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Japanese Maples are some of the best four season interest trees available to gardeners. In winter these trees provide a beautiful silhouette of branches that twist and turn ever so gracefully, carrying your eye from the base of the tree to the very tips of the canopy. The first set of growth in spring truly…

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Using a hedge instead of a wall or fence is literally a much more ‘green’ alternative. Whilst hedges have been used for centuries to make boundaries they still continue to play a useful part within our gardens. Not only can they absorb pollution and block out unwanted noise, they can provide a haven for birds…

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Once the weather has warmed up a bit and the ground is no longer frozen it’s time to think about doing some work to help and improve the overall health of your lawn. Once you begin to start seeing new growth it is an indication for some spring lawn care. Aerate and de-thatch: You will…

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Roses are probably one of the most familiar plants to people all over the world, there are native types throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere from Alaska to China and Northern Africa to Mexico. Nearly all of the types we grow in our garden are the result of hundreds of years of breeding and hybridizing….

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Category: To Do Lists

April To Do List If you are lucky enough to own a greenhouse  you can get a jumpstart on the season by planting your tomatoes and hanging  baskets now. Started plants are beginning to arrive daily. Potatoes can be started now. We offer over  20 varieties to choose from. Plant peas, cabbage, broccoli & other …

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March To Do List Head out to purchase your seeds, packaged  root vegetables, fruit canes, fruit trees and summer flowering bulbs while the  selection is still great. Add a pop of colour to your containers or  flowerbeds with potted spring bulbs, winter heather, wallflowers, primulas and  pansies. Take a look at your house from the…

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February To Do List: Add a pop of colour to your containers or  flower beds with potted spring bulbs, winter heather, primulas and pansies. Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Sarcococca  (Sweetbox) and Camellias are in bloom and make lovely additions to any garden. Apply lime sulphur and dormant oil spray to  fruit trees and roses to combat…

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Cold Weather Warning We are expecting a cold front this weekend to hit the Fraser Valley. Since we have had very mild weather up until this point in time, the -3 degree temperatures have the potential to cause damage to softer plants which in a typical fall would have had the chance to harden off…

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Category: Blog, Charity Events

In October Cedar Rim Nursery held a fashion show to benefit the Langley Hospice Society.

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