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Garden Centres of the Bay of Quinte

Spring is here and gardening season is right around the corner! April is going to bring us plenty of showers, but that gives us time to daydream about May’s flowers. You won’t be-leaf all the options the BoQ has when it comes to garden centres. See below for some of the areas best places to stock up on all your gardening needs. THRASHER’S GARDEN CENTRE WHERE: 26 North Front St, Belleville SPROUT’S EARTH PRODUCTS WHERE: 673 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd, ...

5 Stay-At-Home Date-Night Ideas in Bay of Quinte

Here are five ways to have fun (and support local!) on your next date night at home.

BITES, BEER, BLOOMS + BOARD GAMES Yes, we called them date-night ideas, but let’s be honest: you don’t need a date to treat yourself to any of these activities. We know that many of you continue to daydream about going out to a movie or for dinner and drinks; in the mean time, here are five ways to enjoy some fun BoQ experiences safely from home. (Since hours and availability are subject to change, we suggest calling businesses directly ...

6 Spring Date Ideas

A green rectangle with a beige border. White text: 6 SPRING DATE SPOTS. love (and pollen are in the air). Illustrated images through the centre: wine, fruit baskets, cyclist, camera, flower.

It’s that time of year again…the birds are chirping, it’s light past 8 pm, and the temperatures are getting warmer! Grab your significant other (or even just yourself) and check out these six spring date ideas in BoQ! Take a trip (sorry, taste buds only for now)!  Even though you won’t be able to pack up and visit someplace warm(er) this spring, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your taste buds with a trip. Travel to the Caribbean with ...

Growing Flowers With Dahlia May Flower Farm

A white background with green border. Seven illustrated flowers, with text: Petal Power, 7 varieties to grow at home.

Illustrations by Thérèse Cilia of Strawberry Snail Illustrations

PETAL POWER In our opinion, whoever said “Flowers are always a good idea” was a genius. You know who else we consider a genius? Melanie Harrington from Dahlia May Flower Farm. She put this list of flowers together to show you not only what she (and her dedicated team) grows on her farm but also what you could grow yourself. Sunflowers If you are hoping to raise a gardener, have your children plant sunflowers! Large seeds make it easy, ...

Growing the Good: Gardening During the Coronavirus

A person holding a handful of vegetables from the garden.

Green thumb or not, gardening is a great activity to get you outside and connected to nature while staying home. Plus, you get to enjoy the (literal) fruits of your labour.

Social distancing rules have meant that we are all spending a lot more time at home, and gardening is one way to lift your spirits during isolation. My backyard and square-foot garden are looking a little unloved right now, but I’m happily doodling plans in my notebook of the bounty to come—assuming the squirrels and rabbits don’t get to it first. Find seeds, seedlings, pots, plants, soil and everything you need to get started with these garden centres in ...

Makin’ It Work: Dahlia May Flower Farm

Melanie Harrington holding a bouquet of flowers in front of a barn door.

Despite the difficult circumstances, Melanie is encouraging other business owners to look for opportunities and not be afraid of change.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Melanie Harrington – Dahlia May Flower Farm Describe your business. Nestled in the beautiful rolling Murray Hills of southeastern Ontario, Dahlia May supplies fresh seasonal cut flowers and distinctive bouquets to farmers’ markets and specialty shops the greater Quinte area.  What does working from home look like? There have been a few changes ...

Rural Entrepreneur – Dahlia May Flower Farm

Meet the Growers: Melanie of Dahlia May Flower Farm in the Bay of Quinte

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful,” and so begins a grandfather’s request to his granddaughter in the award-winning children’s story The Lupine Lady. Melanie Harrington of Dahlia May Flower Farm sat on her father’s knee as he told her this true story of a young girl setting out into the world, scattering flower seeds and sharing beauty everywhere she went. It was a lesson deeply etched, and for that we are thankful. With this fuel ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.