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Get into gardening with your local garden centre
Sep 30, 2015
It happens to the best of us...
You head to the big box store with the best of intentions… start a garden, add a little greenery to your house or office, or beautify your landscape. A few weeks down the road, you are at a loss as to why your beautiful plant is failing to thrive. You begin the cycle of too much water, too little water, frustration, despair. Eventually you give up and pass the plant off to a friend with a ‘greener thumb’ or toss it in the trash, defeated.
Before you give up on gardening altogether, here’s the top tip from the greenest thumbs we know:
Shop at a local garden centre. Particularly one who grows their own plants.
Although we have tons of reasons for why you should shop local, the main reason to buy your plants from local growers is that their plants are raised and best suited for our growing environment. A plant shipped in from other areas of North America won’t be as capable of handling our hot summers and wet winters.
These local garden centers, all part of the Circle Farm Tour guide, grow almost all of their own plants and are an excellent source for new and experienced gardeners.
Here are 6 of our favourites:
Cedar Rim Nursery
7024 Glover Road, Langley
Monday - Saturday 9-6
Sunday & Holidays 10-5
29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford
Mon to Sat 9:00 to 4:00pm
Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre
19100 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows
Monday - Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 6pm
Minter Country Garden
10015 Young Road North, Chilliwack
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sundays & Holidays: 10am - 5pm
Labour Day: 10am - 5pm
Little Mountain Garden Centre
47558 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Monday- Saturday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday & Holidays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Milner Village Garden Centre
6690 216th Street, Langley
Monday - Saturday 9-5
Sunday & Holidays 10-5
There are 5 Circle Farm Tours to explore:
Tours are self-guided with road maps and detailed descriptions provided on the website and downloadable brochures.
We can't wait to see what you get up to!
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