When we began our shop back in 2002 we carried a wide variety of tools, window boxes, statuary, fountains and so much more! Over the years things have changed a bit, but we’ve always carried quality tools with the best pruning tools being from Felco. We carry a range of pruners, small saws, replacement springs […]
Month: August 2019
Garden Tips: Yeah, Baby (Birds)!
It’s been a good summer for the birds, and there are baby birds everywhere. Perhaps you’ve noticed more chatter as juvenile robins, cardinals, jays, and sparrows beg for food from their parents. Or perhaps you’ve noticed what sounds like familiar song but a bit off-key? That’s the sound of juvenile birds learning and practicing their […]
Garden Gate: Episode 170-Pollinator gardens
Carlotta James from Three Sisters Natural Landscapes (http://www.3sisters.ca/) is my guest on this episode to talk about pollinators and pollinator gardens. Pollinators are very important for our environment. Without them we would have much less food available to us. It is estimated that one of every three bites of food depend on pollinators. The Three […]
Garden Gate: Episode 169-All that glitters is gold(finches) July 19th, 2019
The Peterborough area is blessed with an abundance of American Goldfinches, which some people call Wild Canaries. Male Goldfinches are a rich lemon-yellow, with black wings, a black tail, and a black “toupee.” Females are a paler yellow and lack the toupee (perhaps the males struggle with male pattern baldness?). Goldfinches alternate between flapping their […]