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You need to plant this easy-to-grow flower

Frank Ferragine | posted Friday, May 6th, 2016

What’s the easiest, foolproof flower to grow in your garden? Frankie Flower’s says you should start with the marigold! This beautiful flower comes in a variety of colours and will bloom all summer long (just remember to prune after bloom). Plus it’s the perfect seed to grow with your kids–the large seed is easy for small fingers, it germinates quickly and it doesn’t require a ton of soil.

Get planting this weekend with Frankie’s tips!

The top 3 elements you need in fertilizer – Frankie Flowers

Frank Ferragine | posted Friday, Apr 29th, 2016

After watering your plants properly, the next step to a garden filled with thriving plants is to use the right fertilizer. With so many varieties of fertilizer available, knowing what to look for can be confusing. In this latest need-to-know gardening tip, Frankie Flowers breaks it down and shares the top three elements you should look for in fertilizer for green plants.

Keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy by choosing a fertilizer with the perfect balance. Watch the video for more information and stay tuned for more quick gardening tips from Frankie.

The secret to watering your plants – Frankie Flowers

Frank Ferragine | posted Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016

Do you want to add more greenery to your home but have a track-record of killing plants? Don’t worry, Frankie Flowers to the rescue! Frankie says the number one killer of indoor plants is too much water. So, how often should you be watering your plants? Get Frankie’s plant-care advice in the latest need-to-know gardening tip. 

Watch the video for more information and stay tuned for more quick gardening must-knows from Frankie like when you should be pruning your plants.

With Frankie’s tips you won’t be killing your plants with kindness anymore. 

Why you should remember to prune after bloom – Frankie Flowers

Frank Ferragine | posted Friday, Apr 15th, 2016

With warmer, spring-like temperatures finally here, it’s time to kick your garden into high gear!

Frankie Flowers shares the first of his need-to-know garden tips and this tip is all about pruning.

Is this the secret to a beautiful garden? Frankie says yes, and remember, prune after bloom!

Watch the video for more information and stay tuned for more quick gardening must-knows from Frankie. 

The top 8 plants in your home that could harm your pets

Frank Ferragine | posted Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2016

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With Easter coming up this weekend, you may be decorating your house with some indoor plants. However, some of those plants may be harmful to your pets. Gardening expert, Frankie Flowers, has a list of the top 8 poisonous plants for your pets.

Common Symptoms if ingested by animals:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mouth irritation
  • Excessive salivation
  • Respiratory, breathing problems

NOTE:  If you pet eats a leaf of a plant that you don’t know about immediately call your vet.  Most importantly you should know all the name of the plants you have in your home.

 

www.frankieflowers.com | Twitter: @FrankFerragine

Lady bugs are invading!

Frank Ferragine | posted Friday, Nov 6th, 2015

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Are you being invaded by Ladybugs?

From all over Ontario, people are saying, “what’s up with all the ladybugs?”

Most likely, the swarms are Asian Multicoloured or seven spotted ladybugs introduced to North American in the 90s to control aphids.  With warm days and cool nights, these little guys know it’s time to hibernate and there goal is to find the warmest place possible and that’s why they are coming into your homes.

To prevent them coming in you need to block any entrances and caulk as many cracks and holes as possible.

If they are in your home the easiest way to remove them is to vacuum them up.  The good news once inside your home they will not eat or lay eggs they just want a warm place to stay overwinter!

Ladybugs just looking hibernate, now let’s just stop them from hibernating in our homes.