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The Art of Plant Swapping

If you're a passionate gardener who is active on social media or within the horticultural social scene, you're likely aware of plant swapping: the delightful practice of trading plants with other green thumbs, that is becoming more and more popular every year.
people swapping plants at the gardenKitchener plant swap in Rockway Gardens in Kitchener, Ontario.

Annual Planting: From Concept to Design to Planting

This is the first year I have actually tried to incorporate any sort of theme in the gardens with annual plantings.

This Rockway Gardens’ Weeping Willow is a Tree of the Year Finalist!

We are incredibly proud to have one of the trees at Rockway Gardens recognized by Reep Green Solutions and the Tree Trust and the Echo Foundation.
the weeping willow tree in Rockway Gardens, Kitchener that is a Tree of the Year Finalist for 2023

August Garden Tour in ‘Midtown’ Kitchener

Join us for the August Garden Tour in "Midtown" Kitchener, a neighborhood located halfway between Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo.
White House with covered porch and blooming summer garden out front

July Garden Tour in the Stanley Park Neighbourhood

Our July 2023 Garden Tour features some very diverse gardens.
tiered garden with lilies and other flowers

June Garden Tour in Kitchener’s East Ward

The first Garden Tour of the 2023 season is shaping up to be a great one! Join us on the evening of Tuesday, June 13th, from 6:30 p.
peonies

Watch the recording of Peonies!

Did you miss our April 11th virtual seminar, Peonies? Good news! The session was recorded! In this seminar, we hear from Darren Heimbecker.
Speaker Series Peonies

Watch the Recording of Insects in your Garden: Good, Bad or Just Ugly

Did you miss our March 14th virtual seminar, Insects in your Garden: Good, Bad or Just Ugly? Good news! The session was recorded! In this seminar, Dr.
Insects in your Garden: Good, Bad, or Just Ugly

Mason Bee Cocoons & Homes

gardenKitchener members: are you interested in supporting some important Pollinators? No amount of water or fertilizer will produce abundant flowers and vegetables without pollination.
mason bees

Mix up your garden plans with these under-used annuals

Are you looking to change up your approach to annuals this season? Rodger Tschanz, Trial Garden Manager at the University of Guelph’s Guelph Turfgrass Institute, recently walked us through an extensive list of annuals that he's been working with lately.
petunias
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