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By , 2021/06/21

Fall is a great time to garden!

Add fall colour with pansies, mums, and cylamen

The cool fall days are a great time to get out in the garden. You can clean up your summer annuals and start planting fall colour. Spring flowering bulbs have started to arrive and you can plant them from October to November.

Lawn watering restrictions are in effect from May 1st until October 15th. Did you know that water consumption in Metro Vancouver can increase by 50% in summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering. Click here for more details.  

We are open all year long and our friendly staff can help with all of your gardening needs! Visit us for colourful annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs & trees, vegetable & fruit plants, hanging baskets, indoor tropical plants, bulbs, seeds, water plants, garden supplies & hardware, pots & more! 

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News & Events


October 24th, 2021

Grow your own Garlic!

Vampires beware it’s time to plant garlic. Fall is a great time to plant your garlic crop for next year and growing good garlic is easy. If you just plant the cloves in the ground anytime between September and March and it will probably grow. But if you want to grow large, healthy bulbs, there is more to it. Click here to download our Garlic Growing Tips Information Brochure.

This year you can choose from ten different varieties of garlic, including three varieties of certified organic garlic. They include:

  • Regular White – Common type of white garlic, has a mild flavour.
  • Elephant – Has large cloves but very mild flavour
  • Bogatyr - A Hardneck variety known for its hot, strong taste. Excellent for roasting
  • Chesnok Red -
  • Duganski – Fiery flavour that mellows when cooked. Stores well.
  • Mexican Purple – This garlic has a hot flavour when raw, but becomes milder when baked
  • Music – Music is large beautiful and well-formed porcelain garlic. Its flavour is very rich and musky, strong and robust and sticks around for a while.
  • Russian Red – A rocambole hardneck garlic with a rich, musky flavour and is very hot when eaten raw. Grows great in the northwest.

Certified Organic Varieties

  • Armenian
  • Northern Quebec Porcelain
  • Red Russian

To download our Garlic Growing Tips, click here.

To download a list of Garlic Types, click here


October 18th, 2021

Enjoy the sweet fragrance of Hyacinths!

Hyacinths are one of the most fragrant spring bulbs you can plant in your garden. They have a beautifully sweet scent, are deer resistant, and are easy to grow You can choose from white, red, pink, and blue flowers.

You can also grow Hyacinths indoors to add a little spring colour to your home during the holiday season by forcing them to bloom (Click here for more information about bulb forcing).


October 15th 2021

Grow some Dazzling Daffodils!

Daffodil bulbs, also known as Narcissus, are one of the most spectacular bulbs to plant in your garden. They have cheerful yellow blooms in spring, they are perfect to grow in pots or in your garden, and they are squirrel and rabbit resistant. A group of Daffodils can bloom repeatedly in your garden for months in the spring. If you plant them in a sunny location with well-drained soil Daffodils will return to bloom again for many years. Our selection still includes over 30 varieties of Daffodils for you to choose from.

The most popular daffodil has to be King Alfred Daffodils. This variety is indeed the King as it has one of the largest blooms. Growing to between 12 and 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) tall they will produce an abundant grouping of flowers in mid-spring (March and April).

Fall Garden Mums

September 1st, 2021

Add Fall Colour to Your Garden with Mums!

Mums are a great addition to your garden for fall. They provide colour from August to October. They are a great combination plant with Pansies, Kale, or other fall perennials. They are excellent in the garden or in pots and containers. Mums are sold as annuals but they can be left in the garden to flower again next year, just cut them back in the winter and they come up again next summer.

Fall Flowering Crocus

August 25th, 2021

Fall Flowering Crocus are Ready to Bloom!

Did you know that there were crocus bulbs that flower in the fall? In fact there are several varieties of the Fall Flowering Crocus that bloom in late September and early October. The most popular are the Colchicum varieties including ‘Album’ (White), ‘The Giant’ (Pink), and ‘Water Lily’ (Double Pink). There is also the Crocus sativus, also known as the Saffron Crocus, and the Crocus Zonatus.

Fall Flowering Crocus are easy to grow and flower profusely and reliably every fall. They naturalize very easily and every few years you can divide them and spread them throughout your garden. They grow best in well drained soil in a partially sunny location.

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