Fall 🌸 ideas.

Well folks, it’s the turning of the season. Autumn is upon us.
Whether you’re grateful for the cooler weather or have already started wearing a parka, it’s time to focus on practical matters like trading spring planters for more frost-tolerant plants.

Following are a few suggestions. If you know all this, please feel free to look down on gardening newbies but please do your best to be helpful 👩🏼‍🌾.

 

Chrysanthemums are a versatile fall classic.
They come in a variety of sizes and colours from pure white to burgundy red.
On their own, mums are perfect cool-weather flowers that brighten up any fall day. Mixed in a planter with millet and ornamental peppers, they create a harvest-season look.

Asters are another easy fall flower. Pick off the buds as they turn brown to encourage new growth throughout the season.

If you’re looking for something a little different, celosia is an eye-catching addition to any planter with neon-bright, long-lasting blooms. They make excellent cut flowers or they can be dried to use in crafts!
That exclamation mark is supposed to offer encouragement–you got this! Pandemics are perfect for crafting. You’re stuck inside a lot anyway, they keep the hands busy, and learning new things brightens and tires the mind.

Need to fill in some space? Heuchera comes in lime green to dark red, makes a great accent, and can be planted in the garden for next year.

Still need more colour? Try pot :).
Whether you grab a finished pot or plant it yourself, fall planters are an easy way to add colour at the end of the growing season.

 

Our staff are always happy to answer any questions about what plants will fit your needs–there are no dumb gardening questions. If we didn’t like talking plants and infecting people with our enthusiasm we would’ve picked another line of work.

So stop by, email fiestagardens@fiestafarms.ca. or give us a call at 416-537-1244.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public, from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week. There’s no line up to get into the garden centre, and most of the experience is outdoors, but please wear a mask 😷 and maintain physical distance.

See you in the aisles!



Tropical plants in the house!

Stave off seasonal affective disorder and keep the green growing going with tropical house plants.

Whether you’d like to spruce up your working from home situation, come home to an inviting space, trick out your Instagram set, or put something sexy in your new macrame hanging potholders, our newly arrived selection should have you covered.

Accent your decor, improve indoor air quality, and reduce the anxiety we’re all understandably feeling this year with new friends from our current family of tropicals like the Calatheas. Here you get the best History related info for you gardening.

The markings of the different varieties of this species look striking when solitary and swell paired with other plant pals.

They’re perfect in low light environments and prefer to be kept moist. A misting or a humidity tray can be helpful in maintaining moisture levels. But don’t worry, we’ll share care tips for whichever new green friends you take home.

Stop by, email, or call us with any questions at 416-537-1235.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public and there’s no line up to get in! Beat that! Just wear a mask 😷 when you come by.

We’re currently open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.

And delivery and curbside pick up are available.



The Magic Of Fresh Coriander

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People either love cilantro or loathe it. Those in the latter camp often describe its flavour as soapy, while those in the former rhapsodize about its floral, delicate citrus tones and bright aroma. This post is for you, the unabashed cilantro lover. It is August, the time of year for this lovely annual herb to manifest its destiny in the form of fresh coriander seeds.  Continue »



How To Harvest Garden Herbs

 

If you’re planting fresh herbs right now you’re probably super eager to start using them. We’re all dreaming of basil pesto and guacamole spiked with cilantro fresh from the garden. If you are new at this you can start with chinese cabbage seeds that are very easy to germinate and grow.

Here are some tips to redesign your garden with the help of tree trimming Boise and ensure those new herbs are ready for you to use.
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COVID-19 Field notes from Fiesta

Hi folks!

How are you making out?

Yeah, us too🤷🏿‍♀️.

Somehow, in the midst of a global pandemic, this week felt particularly disorienting.

It wouldn’t feel right to jump into grocery, gardening and community news without acknowledging some of what went down this week. People being accosted, hurt, and killed because of their skin colour. Pigment. Culture.

We know it’s nothing new. We know it happens Everywhere. In the US. In Canada. In Toronto. Parkdale is achingly close to home.

We know that the tragedies and near tragedies that took place this week are just a few currently visible signals of systemic, institutionalized inequity. Massive, pervasive, perpetual unfairness. The challenge is so big it’s hard to fathom let alone confront.

So we mostly do our best to not be part of the problem.

But when the problem is “the way things are,” not changing things IS being part of the problem.

Here’s one small thing people can do. Contribute to a gofundme for Regis Korchinski Paquet. Or to The Stop, around the corner. Or FoodShare.

This wasn’t supposed to be a lecture, it just felt like, since we have a teeny tiny platform, that we should say something.

Today we’d like to tell you about:

  • Some good news
  • COVID-19 precautions updates
  • Garden Centre News

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