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Summer Gardens

Hello Rob,

August in the garden!

I was out wandering in my garden on the weekend and noticed how overgrown it was. It seemed to happen overnight. The rain this year has really pushed things to grow quickly. I couldn't see my beautiful perennial maidenhair ferns because my giant Sum & Substance Hosta was so bulky! Finding the same thing? Don't be afraid to go out and prune back some of your plants if they are being rude & infringing on other perennials, or trim back branches of your shrubs mid-summer if needed. Many people feel these things can only be done in spring or fall but maintenance pruning can be done all summer. Holes in your hostas? Yah me too.....try either diatomaceous earth  or  Slug B Gone



We have had many customers coming in concerned about rust spots, powdery mildew, or black spots on their leaves. Welcome to gardening during a wet,& humid summer that included many cool nights. It won't kill your plants or fruit trees, we promise! Treatment options include Ready to Use sprays like Defender or Copper Bordo. Although these won't fix the leaves already affected they can help the new leaves. Always be sure to clean up all the fallen diseased leaves and get rid of them ( not in your compost). Every gardening season comes with its own challenges...that's what makes us garden addicts so resilient! Got questions? Drop in, we are always here to help!

Lots of exciting sales this week, including a garage sale, and another fun event at our Brockville location. Art is in the Garden will feature local artists with displays of their works amongst the flowers. Food & licensed event. August 14th 11-4!

Follow us on Instagram @gemmellsgarden or Facebook for all the latest plant arrivals and info.

Peace & Plants,


Great Gemmell's Garage Sale 

For those who love a deal!


Starts Friday August 5th 

both locations

Garden decor



Other Treasures


Summer Sale on Perennials

All our beautiful Perennials are

on sale this week.

Tons of heat-loving summer blooming varieties

Save 20% on perennials 

Nursery Sale 

All nursery stock is now on sale

Trees, shrubs, evergreens 

New stock just arrived

Save 20% this week

Citrus Trees, Fig Trees & Banana Plants

The perfect patio plants !

Heat-loving tropical vibes

Orange Trees 

Grapefruit Trees


Fig Trees

Banana Trees

30% OFF 


Raise your culinary game with fresh herbs!

Plant up a fresh pot of tasty herbs for your summer patio

Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Summer Fashion

There's still time to look fab!

Fun summer clothes are now on sale 

at our Smiths Falls location

20% OFF All Fashion

Perennial Gardens

We have some new gorgeous perennials arrivals ... because there's always room for one more plant !

Luna Hibiscus

They're Back!

This showboat perennial hibiscus is a fan fav around these parts. Sun & heat lovers, they start blooming mid-August with their huge dinner plate sized blossoms. Colours include deep red, white with a red eye and blush with a red eye( pictured left).

Grows 3-4ft tall and wide in full sun

Pro tip: they are very late to leaf out in the spring so be patient and don't dig them up!

Available this Friday while supplies last

*please note these are not included in our perennial sale.

Echinacea 'Tres Amigos'

New arrivals of Echinacea drop this Friday!

This one is amazing! 3 colours in one plant. Also arriving deep red, yellow and orange varieties.

Tough, drought tolerant, sun loving.

Oh and 20% off hee hee


Asclepias 'Cinderella '

For those worried about the monarch butterflies ....this is your plant!

This butterfly weed or milkweed has vanilla-scented deep pink blooms that last from midsummer to early fall. Great source of nectar for butterlfies, bees & hummingbirds.

Full sun Grows 3-4' tall and 1-3 ft wide

Deer resistant!

Milkweed is critical to the monarch butterfly's survival, their population has plummeted by 90% in the last 20 years. Planting it in your garden is one small way you can help!


Pre Order Bulbs

Our spring flowering bulbs are now up online

Get a jump start on your fall plantings. 

Tulips, daffodils, snowdrops, alliums and more! 

Arriving in September



Join us Sunday August 14th at our

Brockville location for

Art Is In The Garden

local art * food * drinks * flowers

Riverbank Pottery Studio

Claire Barton

Tracey's Country Shed

Jana Traversy

23 & Co.

The Dog Lake Trading Company

English Olive Originals

Rustic Wood Revival

Lillian's House

Pam McKinnon


The Brockberry 

Just to name a few....

The Need to Feed

Many gardeners struggle with keeping their hanging baskets lush & flowering all summer.

If yours are starting to look yellow and stringy with few blooms mid-summer then we will let you in on a little secret......

proper watering & fertilizer

That's it! 2 simple things you need to do

Want to read more on our fertilizer and why we think it's the best CLICK HERE

Want to read some watering tips & tricks CLICK HERE


Smiths Falls

Mon - Fri 9-530

Sat 9-5 /Sun 10-4

11862 Hwy 15 N Smiths Falls, ON



Mon - Fri 9-530

Sat 9-5 /Sun 10-4

885 Stewart Blvd, Brockville ON


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