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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, ...

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 ...

Tips for Growing Window Sill Herbs

Carson Arthur How To Grow Window Sill Herbs

I am starting 2019 back at the basics for all of the new gardeners out there. One of the first spots that future gardeners often start is with herbs in the window sill. If you can keep these alive, you can pretty much grow anything! Unfortunately… it’s not as easy as you think. Just ask my kid sister, who has successfully killed many helpless rosemary and thyme. Carson’s Top Tips For Growing Window Sill Herbs A majority of the ...

How To Protect Your Trees From the Winter Weather

how to protect your trees from the winter weather

Winter is hard on trees. Heavy snow, violent ice storms and high winds can all damage trees, as can mild weather followed by extreme cold. It feels like we’ve had all of this already and it’s only January. What Should You Look For? At this time of year, you should be checking your tree for frost cracks. These vertical cracks are splits in the trunk of the tree cause by rapid drops in temperature freezing. Most commonly found on ...

Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board: Jen Achilles

Jen Achilles Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board

We turned the page in the Discovery Guide once again and landed upon the Bay of Quinte team! We market tourism and resident attraction for the region and are thrilled to share our passion for the BoQ with others—but how did we all come to be working for the Regional Marketing Board in the first place? Read below for a background on Bay of Quinte’s Communications Manager, Jen Achilles (and connect with her here). Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board: ...

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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.