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GARDEN GATE: Episode 231 -Last minute Christmas gift ideas (Dec 17, 2021)

On this episode I share some ideas for last minute gift ideas. Beautiful Stitch by Stitch ornaments are always popular. Hand made and Fair trade. We also have an interesting suet feeder that looks like a cute owl, compressed seed gifts for the birds, beautiful soaps and hostess napkins by Michel Design Works, tea towels, […]

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GARDEN GATE-Episode 230: Christmas ornaments (Dec 3, 21)

At this time of year the shop is filled with beautiful gifts for Christmas. One of our favourites are the Stitch by Stitch ornaments. These are hand made in South-East Asia by artisans in their homes. While we tend to avoid items made over seas so we can support our own Canadian artists, these items […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 229-Heated bird baths (Nov. 19, 2021)

Winters in Canada are tough on birds. They spend all their time looking for food, water and shelter. Anything that we can do to help these beautiful little creatures is a good thing and will help them to survive the cold nights. Birds must eat from dawn until dusk just to survive the -30C nights. […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 228 – Seed gifts for the birds

We have lots of beautiful seed “gifts” for the birds now in stock. These compressed seed trees and wreaths are very popular with our customers and also the birds. If you have someone on your gift list who keeps saying “I don’t need anything” then these are the perfect gift. The gift is for the […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 227 (Oct 22, 2021)

It’s that time of year again. Time to clean and set up your bird feeders! If you don’t feed all year then now is the time to get your feeders out again. It’s very important that the feeders are clean and that you use good quality fresh seed. And to get the most enjoyment from […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 226-Canadian Made Wall Art (Oct 8, 2021)

Check out this super cute VW Van! Also known as a Westie (Westfalia). These vans are making a comeback! Just like our vintage trailer, these vintage Westies have almost a cult following! In addition to this piece we have many other stunning pieces of wall art and it’s all made in Canada! Super quality and […]

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GARDEN GATE: Episode 225 – Beautiful fall themed soaps, napkins and art (Sept 24, 2021)

Fall is a beautiful time of year when all the colours of the leaves and flowers are so glorious. It’s also a great time of year to decorate with oranges, reds and yellows. Many of our napkins, flags, soaps etc. are these beautiful colours right now. Drop by to see our selection before the time […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 223 – Feeding peanut and suet as fall approaches

Now that the pesky grackles and starlings are pretty much gone you can start adding peanuts back into the offerings for your birds. Peanuts are high in fat and help birds stay warm as temperatures cool down.  Suet and compressed seed logs contain a lot of peanuts and peanut meal as well. Woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 222-Time to relax

  August is the month to relax and enjoy! Come and browse the shop and see all of the beautiful things we now have in stock. Solair chairs, outdoor carpets, flags, bird houses, door mats, wall art, wind chimes and so much more.   We’re very happy to say that most of the items that […]

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