March 19, 2010 — Looking to get started on your spring garden? If you're in Ontario, check out the Home and Garden Show this weekend for some ideas.
It's the time of year people with a green thumb have been waiting for.
It's already looking and feeling like spring outside, but the season OFFICIALLY begins this weekend. It's a great time to get your garden started, and if you're looking for some ideas, why not head to the Home and Garden Show?
The event is taking place this weekend at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. There, you'll find everything you need to start or improve your garden.
'This is the International year of bio-diversity, so I think it's important to think about all the plants that exist on the planet. Anything from succulents to tropicals,' says Jodi Vanderheyden of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Experts are suggesting gardeners keep things like climate change in mind when selecting their plants.
'We've had such a really, really dry winter this year,' says Vanderheyden. 'We have to start thinking about the variety of plants available and maybe using more succulents and things in our gardens than can tolerate less water during the season.'
For tips on how to get your garden started this spring, click the links at the top right-hand side of this page.