Dear Gardeners

Spring is only weeks away, but it sure feels like it has already arrived. There’s plenty to do, both in the garden centre and in the garden. Pruning, garden clean-up, soil preparation, lawn care and a multitude of early spring projects are beckoning!
 
With mild temperatures through much of February, we’ve been delighted to greet many of you earlier than normal this year, and the garden centres are filling up rapidly to meet the early demand for plants and garden supplies.
 
Our assortment of flower and vegetable seeds is fantastic, and we have all the garden supplies you’ll need to get those seeds started!
 
Dahlia tubers, begonias and a wide selection of dormant, ready-to-plant perennial roots are now available as well. (Many great garden plants like hostas, lilies, astilbes, ferns and more can be planted as dormant roots in early spring, and will establish and thrive their first season in the garden – an economical way to fill your garden with perennials!)
 
Fruit trees - including apple, pear, peach, plum, cherries and more - have arrived. It’s a great time to shop, as the selection is fantastic right now! Many other trees, shrubs and perennials, including some wonderful spring bloomers that are ready to burst into bloom, are stampeding their way into our nurseries, jostling for position and hoping to catch your eye and find a place in your garden!
 
If you are looking to add a dash of spring colour to your patio pots, balcony planters or garden, potted spring blooming bulbs, primroses, ranunculus and pansies are all perfect choices. And there are lots of spring blooming perennials to choose from too!
 
For keeners who want to get an early start on their veggie garden, the first transplants of some of the cool temperature tolerant vegetables are available – lettuces, kale, Swiss chard and more. Be ready to throw a little protection over these at night and make sure the soil you plant in is nice and warm, to get these early transplants off to the best start possible!
 
So much information and limited space! Be sure to drop by the garden centres – you’ll be wowed by our plant selection and by our friendly staff, who look forward to helping you to be successful in your garden this year!
 
Please join Us March 21-22 for our Spring Fling! Garden Planning and Preparation Weekend.  Enjoy informative seminars, inspiring displays, & fabulous giveaways! Discover new plants and innovative gardening supplies, meet & chat with experts and enthusiasts!



GARDENWORKS has teamed up with the Global BC Saturday Morning TV news to bring you some easy to follow seasonal garden projects and helpful hints. Click on the link below to go to the Global TV Video Archive Page.  Click Here
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