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SEP
04

Fall is the perfect time to add to your garden!

Let's make it easier for you by offering you: 20% off Shrubs, Trees, Evergreens and Perennials
JUN
22

Have you considered putting a small statue in your garden?

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Flowerbeds prepped – check. Flowers planted – check. Mulch down – check. Flower pots cleaned and filled – check. Your garden is in shape. It's looking good, if you do say so yourself. The view from your back deck while having coffee in the morning puts a smile on your face. And the thought crosses your mind: What if I added a little statue to that ...
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JUN
06

For now, go out and 'smell' the rain. That's right, the rain

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In conversation with Teresa Amorosa, co-owner of West Island Nursery, during a recent downpour – just one of the latest/constant/never-ending rainfalls we have been experiencing – she said: "You can't fight the weather." That rational and philosophically optimistic statement was delivered with an 'oh-the-sun-will-eventually-come-out' inferred tone....
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MAY
31

Mulch: You don't really have to think about it

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Have you thought about mulch much? Mulch is like that person who quietly does his job, like the guy who washes the windows at the strip mall. You never think about who keeps the grime off those huge plate-glass panes until you spot him doing it. You look while you walk by, and then it drops from your mind. The thought of what the windows would look...
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MAY
24

Let a little pig remind you of the power of the pause

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Stop! Just stop. Take a few seconds. One, two, three, four. Take a breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. OK, now you can go again. Do you feel a little calmer? It's the power of the pause – that momentary stall when you just stop. We don't do it often enough. Yet, popular wisdom tells us to all the time: "Stop and smell the roses." "Take the time to enj...
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MAY
17

It's time to swap a little crazy for colour

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Remember when spring was characterized by "April showers?" This year, it feels like that is all we've had: April showers, May showers, floods, more showers. Enough! But don't despair. The sun is going to shine again. It really is. Warm temperatures will soon push the thermometer to seasonable heights. The puddles will dry – even those in the middle...
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MAY
09

Here's an idea to honour your mom this Mother's Day

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Here's a suggestion: This Mother's Day don't buy your mother anything. Instead, honour her, and her legacy, by planting something that returns every spring, that buds every May, that reminds you every year about the woman who …….. and fill in that blank. Ask anyone – and this includes people who live far away from their mothers, or around the corne...
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MAY
04

A true deal: $5 plants!

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What can you get for $5 these days? A quick lunch at a fast-food joint no longer falls into that bracket. Although, you can still get a coffee and a toasted bagel at Timmy's for less than that price. So deals do exist. But they are not as common as they used to be. In fact, there is actually a website: fivedollarfinds.com. It lists all sorts of thi...
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MAY
01

Think about carving out a new path for yourself

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Do you ever wonder whether you are on the right path? Everyone does, at some time or the other. Paths hold great symbolic significance. What path are you on? Do you want to change paths? Who accompanies you on your path? What do you see along the way? Where are you really heading? As you prepare to open your garden for another season, consider addi...
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JAN
20

The time has come for our gardens to rest

The time has come for our gardens to rest
While the snow blankets the fruits of our labor, we can start dreaming of the next season. If you took pictures of your outdoors, it is good to look at them, start planning your next project, big or small. Even simply planning to document the yard with photos would be a start for spring 2017. Once you have an idea of what you would like, plan out t...
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DEC
02

Let's celebrate Christimas, naturally !

Let's celebrate Christimas, naturally !
We are proud to bring you a NATURAL CHRISTMAS! Yes, 100% home grown goodness . Our grower is a small business in the Eastern Township who believes in restoring what he cuts. Fresh cut trees, from 3' to 15' White Pine, Red Pine, Balsam Fir, Cedar, Red Dogwood, White Birch - all available for you to decorate your pots, railings, window boxes. We also...
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JUL
17

Jean Claude and Lise Martin

Jean Claude and Lise Martin
Jean and Lise Martin have been our customers for over 30 years.Our dad, Giovanni, was a dear friend to them, and this friendship continues with Tony, Teresa and Addolorata. We would like to congratulate The Martins on the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. May you continue to grow together, continue nurturing this bond forever.
JUN
18

Enjoy your fathers, may you be developing fond memories with them

Enjoy your fathers, may you be developing fond memories with them
Father's Day has become a day of reflection for me, having lost our dad 24 years ago. It is still a celebration, as we had such a fruitful relationship while he lived. I did not think I had more to say about my dad, after posting my Father's Day homage last year and highlighting his wonderfulness with a picture of his five grandkids with the 'Amoro...
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JUN
16

More bees please!

More bees please!
A woman walked into our store last week looking for a spray for bees. My ears perked up as I'm always interested in anything bees. Discussing what her bee issue was, I discovered she had a general bug issue, but she was terrified of bees so she picked on them. She wanted to obliterate them, in case they invaded her garden. I bre...
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JUN
03

Mulch: Beneficial and attractive

Mulch: Beneficial and attractive
Mulching can be both beneficial and attractive Apply and water properly Firstly, make sure the thickness is at 4" mulch in order for it to be effective in keeping down weeds.  Mulch also helps retain moisture in the soil.  Remember, when watering, to water deeply, in order to avoid just moistening the mulch. I like to keep a 2 t...
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MAY
23

West Island Nursery on CBC!

West Island Nursery on CBC!
Victoria Day weekend: gardening tips for Montrealers Good soil, plenty of water and maintenance go a long way for any garden Spring has finally arrived in Montreal just in time for the long Victoria Day weekend and for gardeners across the city.  Teresa Amorosa, the manager of the West Island Nursery, has tips for all Montrealers planning on a...
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MAY
19

The Long Weekend!

The Long Weekend!
It is coming. Weather reports are enticing us with a favorable forecast, after battering us with the cold spring. My morning ritual is walking through my garden and looking at the changes. While the palette is still rather bland, framed with the vibrant green (thank you rainy spring), I love seeing plants come up and present themselv...
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MAY
05

Our mother is special

Our mother is special
Our mother is special. Really. So much so, that we are constantly reminded to appreciate her. Not a day passes without one of our dear customers asking about 'Nonna'. She receives countless visits from patrons and discussions ensue about gardens, cooking, travels to Italy and mostly about families. Once she goes back to her chore of ...
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DEC
05

Make your Christmas Décor one-of-a-kind this year!

Make your Christmas Décor one-of-a-kind this year!
Christmas trees have arrived!! They're full, beautiful, and ready for you to bring home. We have fresh wreaths, decorated or not, boughs of greens and dogwood, basket of bouquets. All to make your home uniquely decorated!
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OCT
09

It's fall and there is lots of gardening still to do!

It's fall and there is lots of gardening still to do!
It has been a glorious end of summer! No, we are not closing soon. We are an old-fashioned, authentic garden center, and we know that , until the snow arrives, there is lots of gardening still to do. Planting Yes, it is a good time to plant. The cooler nights and days offer a less-stressful environment for what you plant now. Whatever we have in po...
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4780 boul. St-Charles
Pierrefond, Québec
H9H-3C9
(514) 620-2615
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