Posts Categorized: Garden

February in the Garden

Garden tasks that you should be doing this February.

Now that January is all but done, we are one month closer to spring!! But that also means that we have a few more things to add to our gardening to-do list. 1. Garden Planning Yes, technically this was last month’s job. But does garden planning ever really end? Haha. Once you’ve decided on what… Read more »

Growing Green Thumbs: Sow vs Transplant

The age old question: is it better to direct sow seeds or transplant plant starts?

One question we often get is “Sow or transplant, which one is better?” Most seasoned gardeners will do a combination of the two but, ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. The best we can do is help you break it down. Cost Seeds are cheap… for the most part. When comparing a packet of… Read more »

First Annual Growing Gardeners Contest

In support of elementary school gardening programs, Tried & True holds the annual Growing Gardeners Contest where winning schools will be awarded Tried & True organic edibles prize packs.

School gardens are awesome! Anyone who denies that fact is probably… well, I can’t think of anyone who would disagree. There are countless benefits of school gardens on children, such as: better appreciation and respect for nature increased interest in eating fruits and vegetables improved knowledge of nutrition improved social skills and behaviour increased science… Read more »

January in the Garden

Garden tasks that you should be doing this January.

It’s January! If you are anything like me, you are still recovering from your post-holiday daze and are already longing for the brightness and freshness of the spring. You are counting down the days until you can play in the dirt, plant and nurture new life, and feel that sense of completion. As it turns… Read more »

Growing Green Thumbs: Garden Glossary

Growing Green Thumbs: Garden Glossary. Here are some gardening terms that you should know

Starting gardening can be a little confusing with all the terms and phrases. Here are some useful words that you should know: ANNUAL: a plant that completes its lifecycle in one growing season, and does not survive the winter. These plants must be planted each year. BENEFICIAL INSECT: a valuable insect that helps in the… Read more »

Flower Fashion 2016

Create a calming, fashionable garden using Pantone's 2016 Colours of the Year

Earlier this month, Pantone announced their 2016 Colour of the Year. Or should I say colours. That’s right, unlike previous years’ predictions, Pantone chose a blend of two colours: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Together, the colours create balance and act as a soothing counterpoint to the stresses of modern living. Both gentle and calming tones also have… Read more »

Top 5 Must-Have Gifts for Gardeners

Top 5 Gifts for Gardeners

‘Tis the season… of holiday gift-giving anxiety! There is always that one person that is tricky to buy for. But don’t worry! If that person is a gifted gardener or a horticultural homie, we’ve got you covered! 1. Garden Journal A garden journal is an essential tool to any gardener (whether they realize it or… Read more »

BRACTEANTHA (STRAW FLOWER), Origami Yellow

Tried & True Bracteantha Yellow

These early flowering straw flowers are beautiful, large, and bright yellow in colour with a paper-like feel. This is an excellent selection with compact growth habit, superior branching and narrower leaves. Excellent summer performance and very easy to grow. Straw flowers excel in pots, hanging baskets, mixed containers, and flower beds. Deadheading the plant will… Read more »