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Gardening as therapy for emotional and physical health

Gardening as therapy for emotional and physical health

Gardeners often speak half-jokingly of their work in the garden as their therapy and health regimen. But it’s no joke - horticulture has long been an adjunct therapy prescribed for treatment of emotional and physical ills. Its healing value has been attributed to...

Four Ways to Prepare your Trees and Shrubs for a Stark Winter

Four Ways to Prepare your Trees and Shrubs for a Stark Winter

No, the White Walkers aren’t coming, but marauding deer, cold temperatures, and desiccating winds surely are. Here are four simple things you can do to reduce plant stress. Landscape trees and shrubs are not camels! Even after you turn off your irrigation system for...

Tree Transplanting Success and Winter Care

Cannor is proud to sell trees that are grown in Chilliwack that thrive in our Zone 3-4 climate. We have a helpful set of instructions for transplanting, watering, and winter care of your trees that will help promote strong rooting and long-term health of your trees....

Rethink your Lawn: The Benefits of Lawn Alternatives

A perfect lawn is idyllic and a thing of beauty, but a green, lush lawn comes at a cost- especially during hot, dry summers which require an average of 1.5 inches of water per week to stay looking good. Luckily for water-conscious gardeners, there are many...

Creating an Evening Garden  

  Many gardeners or would-be gardeners work out of the home during the day, with little time to enjoy their gardens in the daylight hours. Why not plan a garden that can be enjoyed in the evening with illuminating plants and intoxicating fragrances to help you relax...

Mycorrhizae: Getting to the Root of Plant Success

Typically, gardeners don’t want fungus affecting their plants, but mycorrhizae is a type of fungus you actually want and should consider using for improved growth and health of your plants.   Mycorrhizae (pronounced my-cor-rye-zay) has a symbiotic relationship with...

Xeriscaping: Maximizing Your Yard for Drought Tolerance

What It Is: Xeriscaping is a technique that reduces the need for supplemental water in a landscape or garden through plant choices and placement.  What It Is Not: Xeriscaping is not just a barren scape of cactus and gravel. It’s not “Zero-scaping!”   Selecting...

Selecting, Maintaining, and Pruning Fruit Trees

Cannor Nurseries Edmonton offers many varieties of fruit trees that can be successfully grown in Zone 3. Selecting A Fruit Tree An important factor to consider before selecting a fruit tree is whether it is self-pollinating or requires a compatible-pollen variety to...

Herbs in the Landscape

In the Middle Ages, herb gardens were designed as enclosed gardens with hedges or fencing to keep out animals and other intruders. They grew herbs primarily for medicinal or culinary purposes, though some were for personal uses like masking odors in lieu of bathing,...

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