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Hi {First Name},

SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY JUNE 12th we will be celebrating 90 years of growing

I know, I know.....we look good for our age :)

It is hard to believe that the Gemmells family has been growing plants & flowers for 90 years this season. Over time there have been ups & downs, trials and tribulations, tears, and pure joy but throughout it, all one thing remains strong... our true love of plants and our dedication to helping those who share this passion.

Our 90th Birthday event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th in Smiths Falls. Please come out and celebrate with us. The day will have a 1930's theme with tables & live music out in the nursery by Cadillac Rumble( music is 1-4 pm), delicious 30's era-inspired boxed lunches by the Brockberry with beer & wine available( yes you can sip wine and wander through the flowers!) Classic cars from the 1930's to the 50's. Lots of fun prizes and on-the-spot giveaways. Our staff will be dressing in their favourite era from the past 90 years. We would love to see you all!

Can't make it to Smiths Falls? Come say hi and have a piece of birthday cake with us at our Brockville location.


How is your garden planting going? It has been a crazy spring so far with the weather swinging from extreme heat & humidity to cool & rainy. It has been so hard for baby plants to get established!

I hope your properties survived the storm last week. I drove back from Ottawa down Merivale Rd last Friday night and the devastation is heartwrenching. So many big beautiful trees are down. I am working on sourcing more trees this season and offering discounts to those who suffered damage..stay tuned!

There is a ton of info in this newsletter so read on my garden friends!

Peace & Plants,


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You are cordially invited to come to celebrate with us Sunday, June 12th

Without your support, we wouldn't still be here doing what we love!

Music in the garden from 1-4pm, lunch & drinks available. Licensed event. Classic cars.

Tons of new cool plants, fashion & garden accessories to browse.

Want to read a bit about our history CLICK HERE


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First hatching of the gypsy moth caterpillars have been seen in our area last week. Now is the time to spray BTK as it is most effective on the caterpillars when they are small.

It is stressful on you trees to lose all their leaves then push out a second set in the same season so consider feeding your evergreens and trees consistently this summer

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BTK & Tanglefoot are in stock now.

FOR THE LOVE OF PLANTS - new arrivals

Citrus Trees 


Have you ever wanted to grow citrus on your patio? It has such a Mediterranean vibe!

New arrivals of Lemons in 1 gallon, Orange Trees in 3 & 5 gallon as well as huge gorgeous Grapefruit Trees.

Quick Citrus Tips: use clay when repotting as it allows for some air around roots. Keep soil evenly moist, always use a premium lightweight potting mix when repotting. Never let your citrus dry out completely but avoid overwatering at all costs.

Simply put: use a moisture meter.

Bright light 6-8 hours of sun a day. Always transition your citrus trees slowly outdoors after winter, never put them out in full hot sun immediately.

Crabapple Brandywine


One of the prettiest crabapples with fully double fragrant pink blossoms in spring that look like mini roses.

Very unique and hardy variety. Grows 15 ft tall and wide. Perfect specimen tree. Purplish leaves turn green after leafing out.

Pretty red fruit in summer that are perfect for crabapple jelly.

Viburnum Summer Snowflake


Delicate lacy blooms  in early June, interesting horizontal branching make this viburnum a real specimen in the garden.

Showy red fruit in summer followed by bright red fall colour.

6' - 8' tall and wide. best planted n a protected spot in your garden as it is a Zone 5 but worth the chance!



It's almost smokebush time! These airy plumes look like puffs of smoke atop deep purple foliage. 

A very dramatic addition to the garden.

Royal Purple is the traditional larger variety of this species growing 8ft tall. Don't have room? Try the new compact introduction 'Velveteeny ' which grows only 3-4' tall and wide.

Weigela Czechmark Trilogy

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Another Proven Winner beauty!

Flower power at its best. Masses of dark pink, light pink & white flowers all on the same plant. 

Easy to grow, attracts hummingbirds.

Blooming now is gardens near you!

Growing 3'-4' x 3' -4'

Get you Garden On!



Have you planted your gardens yet? With food costs soaring we grew more veggie starts this season.

We want to see them get planted in gardens & enjoyed!

All vegetables in 3" & 6 packs are on sale

30% off!

Flower Power

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Our second crop of hanging baskets are now ready.... for those who missed the first wave this is your chance!

Tons of gorgeous hanging baskets , planters and annuals in both locations because its never too late to garden!

Perennial Love


If you love perennials we are your happy place!

Perennials are restocked daily all summer long..because let's be honest, there is always room for just one more :)

Poppies, penstemon, hecuheras, hostas, astilbe, echinacea, bee balm, ornamental grasses... I could keep going here but there simply isn't enough room!


Smiths Falls

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Sat 9-5 /Sun 9-5

11862 Hwy 15 N Smiths Falls, ON



Mon - Fri 9-6

Sat 9-5 /Sun 9-5

885 Stewart Blvd, Brockville ON


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