Frankie's Blog

Jun 02, 2016

Creeping Charlie is a perennial, creeping weed that thrives in moist, shady area areas and in areas of stressed turf due to poor nutrients, compaction or thin grass. Also known as Ground Ivy, it...

Jun 01, 2016

Frankie give us some tips on growing fruits and vegetables in containers, including fruit trees! It is easy to grow food in most living areas, from backyards to high rise condo balconies.

May 30, 2016

A lesson in Lingo from Frankie Flowers! Gardening can be a whole different language for those new to getting dirt under their fingernails. While a trip to the local garden centre may seem...

May 25, 2016

Peonies are a classic garden flowers. Growing happily for decades, with very little work required. Learn some little-known facts behind these beautiful, fragrant, old-fashioned flowers and what’s...

May 25, 2016

With our busy lifestyles, sometimes the only time you have to enjoy your garden is in the evening. Frankie shows us how to make your garden perfect for nighttimes enjoyment!

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May 21, 2016

In this Cityline segment, Frankie shows us the hottest new plants to hit garden centre shelves in 2016 and explains how they get there!

May 18, 2016

Your tulips are just about to bloom, your tomatoes are plump and ready to harvest and your apples are almost to perfection and then it happens just as you turn your head and sometimes in the...

May 13, 2016

This year I had a mission to motivate Canadian’s to grow their own food as a part of that mission I’m pleased to launch  Elevated Eats at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, an urban farm that will serve as...

May 09, 2016

In this Cityline segment, Frankie shows us which plants are garden bullies and should be avoided to keep your gardening, easy! Watch out for plants described as fast spreading or vigourous growers...

May 09, 2016

Shrubs are an essential part of any garden. They add architecture and structure, provide bird habitat, multi-season interest and they are one of the easiest things to grow.  Here are Frankie's...