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By , 2014/06/30

Happy New Year!!!

We look forward to seeing you in 2021

Our stores are open 12 months of the year including January. The stores are open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sundays. For complete store hours click here.

There are many great plants in bloom in January including Pansies, Primula, and Helleborus. If you are looking to add some colour to your pots and containers or your garden be sure to stop by and have a look.

 

News & Events

Indoor Tropical Plants

January 4th, 2021

Add a Touch of the Tropics to your home!

Most people know that having house plants is good for your home, but how are they good for your home? There are many benefits to having indoor plants including their ability to clean your air. With the right number of house plants you can breathe easier, enjoy improved health, and have a sharper focus.

Over the years NASA has conducted research into the best house plants for cleaning and purifying air. Some of the best include; Areca Palm, Pothos, Peace Lily, Chinese Evergreen, Philodendron, Dracaena, Weeping Fig, and the Rubber Plant. For a list of the best plants for cleaning your air click here. NASA recommends one plant, in a 6 inch (15 cm) or larger pot, per 100 square feet of household. So an 1,000 square foot home should have 10 small house plants.

For tips about growing indoor plants click here.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

December 25th, 2020

Recycling Your Christmas Tree!

Due to Covid many of the tree chipping events are not happening this year. So be sure to check before taking your tree.

There are still several ways that you can recycle your Christmas tree in Greater Vancouver. Here are some alternatives. For more alternatives call the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253.

Residential Collection (Surrey, Delta, or Langley)

Surrey residents that receive yard trimmings collection may put their tree out before 7 AM on their regular yard trimming collection day until January 31st. Residents are asked to cut the tree into branches and bundle the branches together for ease of pickup. For more information contact the City of Surrey Garbage and Recycling line at 604-590-7289.

Delta residents can put your Christmas tree out with your yard waste but regular restrictions apply. Bundles must be no more than 1 meter by 60 cm.

Langley (City or Township) residents can put your Christmas tree out with your yard waste but regular restrictions apply. Bundles must be no more than 1 meter by 60 cm and weigh no more than 34 kg (75 lbs).

Transfer Station (Surrey, Delta, or Langley)

Surrey residents are welcome to drop off their tree at the transfer station at 9770 – 192nd Street, Surrey. The Transfer Station is open from 8 AM until 5 PM Monday to Friday and 8 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday. For more information call the Transfer Station at 604-513-2409.

Delta residents are welcome to drop off their trees at the Vancouver Landfill for Composting. The composting facility is located at 5400 – 72nd Street in Delta.

Langley residents are welcome to drop off their trees for a fee at the transfer station located at 1070 – 272 Street, Langley. The transfer station is open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chipping Events

Many local Charities normally host chipping events but due to Covid many have been cancelled, so please check. Here are a few:

  •  Newton Athletic Park (128th Street and 74th Avenue) Surrey firefighters will be on hand to assist with the chipping of Christmas trees
  • Emanuel Covenant Church – January 4th and 5th 10 am to 4 pm, at 17029 16th Ave., Surrey. Info: Emmanuelcovenant.ca.
  • Lions Club/Surrey Food Bank tree chip, Central City mall east parking lot – cancelled for 2020
  • Enver Creek Secondary Dry Grad fundraiser Date/Time TBD. Held first weekend of January at school, 14505 84 Avenue, Surrey, Check their website for more info at www.surreyschools.ca/schools/envercreek/Pages/default.aspx
  • Surrey Firefighters’ Annual Tree Chip (by donation) Newton Athletic Park (128th Street and 74th Avenue) -  visit Surreyfirefighters.com/charitablesociety/campaigns/treechip/ for more information
  • Holy Cross Secondary School, 16079 88th Ave., 
  • The North Delta Lions Club are hosting a tree chipping event at Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue) in Ladner

 

Residential Collection (Vancouver)

Households that receive yard trimmings collection may put their tree out before 7 AM on Saturday January 11th or Sunday January 12th. For more information visit the City of Vancouver’s website here, contact the City of Vancouver Recycling Hotline at 604-326-4600, OR recycle@vancouver.ca.

Vancouver South Transfer Station

Any city of Vancouver resident is welcome to drop off their undecorated tree at the transfer station until January 31st at the Vancouver South Transfer Station (377 West Kent Avenue North) and the Vancouver Landfill (5400 – 72nd Street, Delta)

Lions Club Chipping Event (Vancouver)

The Lions Club of BC hosts usually Chipping Events at several locations but due to Covid they have all been cancelled for 2021. Donations of Cash and non-perishable food items will be distributed to local charities. Chipping events will take place at the following locations:

  • Kits Beach Parking Lot (Cornwall and Arbutus) -
  • Kerrisdale Ice Rink (5670 East Boulevard North of 41st) -
  • Sunset Beach Upper Parking Lot (Beach Avenue and Broughton Street) -
  • Trout Lake -
  • Mount Pleasant BIA, Kingsgate Mall east parking lot
  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, 50 E. 30th Ave.

Contact the Lions Club for more information:

(www.vancouverlions.com)

UBC Christmas Tree Chipper Event (Vancouver)

“Chip In” by recycling your Christmas tree at the UBC Botanical Gardens. Your tree will be chipped into bark mulch for the pathways. For self service you can drop your tree off anytime between December 26th and January 10th, between 10 AM and 2 PM.

Drop trees at the UBC Botanical Garden parking lot, at 6804 South West Marine Drive Please remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, stands, or other items. No yard trimmings please, just Christmas trees. UBC Plant Operations and UBC Botanical Garden proudly sponsor this sustainability initiative. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Visit botanicalgarden.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4208 for more information.

Dormant Spray Kits Have Arrived!

December 22nd, 2020

It is time to treat your Roses, Fruit Trees, and other or other deciduous shrubs with a dormant spray!

A dormant spray kit contains Lime Sulphur and Horticultural Oil. The Lime sulphur helps to prevent the spread of fungal spores while the horticultural oil helps to kill the eggs of insects. The sulphur and oil can be combined and sprayed at the same time. You can use any type of sprayer including trigger sprayers, pressure sprayer, or tank sprayers.

Your Fruit Trees, Roses, and other ornamental shrubs can be sprayed on a clear day when the temperatures are above zero celcius for at least 6 hours.

Come in today to pick up your kit and have it ready for the next clear day.

Helleborus

December 21st, 2020

Heavenly Helleborus!

Helleborus, or Christmas Rose, are an easy to grow perennial that bloom continuously for many months. Some varieties start in early December and can bloom until March. They grow best in a dry shady location. They are fairly disease resistant, drought tolerant, and deer resistant. For more information about growing Helleborus click here.

Primula

December 20th, 2020

Add colour to your winter garden with Primula!

If you are looking to add a little colour to your winter garden a fresh delivery of Primula have arrived. Also known as Primrose these hardy plants are great for adding colour to your pots, containers, and gardens. With a range of colours from Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow and White you can be sure to find the right colour for your garden. They make a great planting over your spring bulbs as they will not get in the way when your crocus, tulips, or daffodils grow through them. Be sure to stop by and check out the colours we have available for you.

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