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GARDEN GATE: Episode 243 -Tools, hats, gloves to help you garden! (Jun. 17, 2022)

We carry a wide variety of tools to help make your time in the garden a little easier. From gloves, small hand tools, weeding tools, hats to heat guards for you and your pup!   Our Garden Bandit is our best selling tool and helps you get those weeds out! Hats protect you from the […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 242 – Gift ideas for Father’s Day and Teachers (June 3, 2022)

We have some terrific ideas for Father’s day gifts as well as Teacher gifts. Thermometers, rain gauges, an “Apple” for teacher! So many ideas, it’s best if you drop in to the shop to see them all.  

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 241 – Stunning wall art from British Columbia (May 20, 2022)

We carry a lot of beautiful wall art. Herons, chickadees, cardinals, loons, trees, tree of life and even a few dogs and other items. The line that I share on this episode is from a group of indigenous artist’s from BC. Made from high quality materials, these pieces will last for many years. Find them […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 240-Orioles and Hummingbirds (May 6, 2022)

Hummingbirds and Orioles arrive every spring around the 1st of May. Once the days get a bit longer and the weather has warmed up, you’re almost guaranteed to see these beautiful birds! On this episode of the Garden Gate I share some of my favourite styles of feeders and also give some tips on what […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 239 Handmade stone items (Apr 22, 2022)

We take pride in ourselves for supporting many Canadian artists by carrying their beautiful items. On this episode of the Garden Gate I share 3 products made from similar product. Stones and soap stones! Stone and silver necklaces by Wendy Stanwick from Matachewan. Stone necklaces by Samantha Butts using stone from Madoc and Soapstone carvings […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 238-Avian Flu and cleaning feeders (Apr 8, 2022)

Cleaning your feeders is very important. Dirty feeders can spread disease and also don’t operate properly when they’re gummed up with old seed. With the prevalence of the avian flu and conjunctivitis in Ontario, it’s especially important to clean feeders regularly. Cleaning feeders with hot water and a small amount of bleach twice a month […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 237 – So many finches (Mar 25, 2022)

This year we’re seeing large numbers of finches. American Goldfinch, Common Redpolls, Pine Siskens, House finches etc. These birds love nyger seed. But it needs to be fresh. And they like feeders with the little holes in them. This also help to keep seed dry and bully birds from throwing everything on the ground. Learn […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 236-March break activities (Mar. 11, 22)

On this episode of The Garden Gate we’ve highlighted some activities that you could do with the kids during March break. (Originally aired prior to March break)   Puzzles, soap stone carving, paint by sticker books, puppet making, embroidery kits, colouring cards, building a bird house or getting outside to identify some birds and play […]

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