The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

GARDEN GATE: Episode 276 – Fragrance for your home (Sept 29, 2023)

As we begin feeling cooler temperatures and start closing our windows, we start thinking about different ways to fragrance the home. Michel Design has many beautiful soap bars that when put out on a soap dish provide a nice lasting scent. Or choose from one of many lovely foaming soaps. Candles are always a nice … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 275 – Fall colours and décor! (Sept 15, 2023)

Fall is such a beautiful time of year filled with colours that celebrate the changing of seasons. It comes fast and goes too quickly. Now is the time to get your new fall flags, mats and décor to enjoy before the snow comes. We also have a limited amount of handblown glass pumpkins from Kitras! … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 274 – Canadian Made Metal Art (Sept 1, 2023)

  At the Avant-Garden Shop we love supporting Canadian artists. Currently there are five different metal artists here at the shop. Some art is for hanging on the wall, some are on a base to display indoors, and some are on spikes to decorate your garden! Pieces for outdoors are powder coated so they won’t … Read more

Oh, the birds! The birds’ fall movements have begun

Fall means lots of birds passing through our area as they leave their warm, food-rich northern breeding areas to spend their winters in warm, food-rich, southern climes. These movements have begun. I’ve written blog posts the past two Septembers about migration and how you can support birds as they make these incredibly exhausting and dangerous … Read more

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