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Garden Gate: Episode 191 -Decor for your garden (June 5th 2020)

Buy Canadian! All of the wall art that we carry is made in Canada. We have items from Ontario to British Columbia. Beautiful windswept trees, concrete sculptures and super fun and quirky handmade pieces. Some pieces are powder coated steel so need very little care, others do well with a spray of clear coat if […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 190-Hummingbirds and Orioles (May 22 2020)

Early May is the best time to get your hummingbird and oriole feeders out. Sugar water is all you really need, but oriole also like grape jelly and orange halves. It is important to note, that the grape jelly needs to have sugar in it. Offering a sugar free jelly means the bird would not […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 188-Feeding the birds during stressful times (April 10 2020)

Watching the birds is a very relaxing and stress reducing hobby. We have been overwhelmed at this time with requests to purchase our bird food and bird feeders so have implemented a sidewalk pick up program, trunk drop and also deliveries. Hours of operation have expanded during the pandemic crisis to Tuesday to Saturday from […]

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Garden Tips: Begone, Vile Interlopers! (on Grackles & Starlings)

Common Grackles and European Starlings are unpopular with many, because they raid bird feeders and leave nothing for other species. I’m often asked how to solve this problem. If you adjust the seed you offer and the types of feeders you use, you can successfully exclude these unwanted species and attract the ones you want. […]

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Garden Tips: Marching Into Spring

The days are getting longer, and the Northern Cardinals and American Robins are singing up a storm! Things start getting busier in March in the bird world as our year-round-resident cavity-nesting species start courtship and breeding behaviours. Male songbirds use song to define and defend their territories, as well as to attract females. Woodpeckers use […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 185 – By Hand show new products (Feb 28 2020)

In addition to visiting the Toronto Gift Fair every year we also attend the By Hand show. This show is in Brampton and hosts ONLY Canadian artists. It’s so amazing to see all the talent and creative genius of these artists. We have added cards by Lisa Martini-Dunk a Peterborough artist, more beer glasses from […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 184 – Toronto Gift Fair and new products for the spring (Feb. 14, 2020)

Every year we visit the Toronto Gift Fair along with 1000’s of other retailers looking for new and exciting things for the shop! We are always on the look out for Canadian made and this is just one of the places where we’re able to find a few things, although the majority of items at […]

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