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Monday to Friday 9 - 9
Saturdays and Sundays 9 - 5
Saturday Dec 1st 9 - 8
Saturday Dec 8th 9 - 8

Christmas Eve 9 - 3
Boxing Day - CLOSED
Boxing Week - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - CLOSED
New Year's Day - CLOSED

GROBE'S CLOSES FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK IN....

CURRENT SPECIALS
Here are just a few of our current specials.
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LIVE POTTED XMAS TREES
Spring dug Spruce, Fir and Pine - 2' to 4'
30% OFF
Candle Sand

CANDLE SAND
Make almost any surface a candle - easy to do
Includes wick Reg. 14.99

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
Need a container? As shown...they are 1/2 price too!
Garland
GROBE'S EXCLUSIVE
MIXED FIR/PINE/CEDAR GARLAND

15' Heavy - Reg. 42.99
32.88
Wreath

EVERLASTING WREATHS & GARLANDS
Lit and Non-Lit  - Many styles and sizes
ENTIRE STOCK

40% TO 50% OFF

EVERLASTING TREE
10 FT. SLIM FESTIVE FRASER FIR

1100 Clear Lights 2678 tips 60" Wide
MSRP - 899.99

SUPER SPECIAL  - 520.00
Wilt-pruf
PROTECT SENSITIVE EVERGREENS
Wilt-Pruf RTU - 1L

Will slow moisture loss from sensitive evergreens.
Reg. 29.99
22.88


YES... WE HAVE IT!
100% Cypress Mulch
100% CYPRESS MULCH

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Questions & Answers

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT?
See our answer here.


DO YOU SHIP YOUR PLANTS?
We can deliver plants across Waterloo Region, Guelph, South Wellington County, Puslinch and environs only.
We do not ship plants into the GTA, the US or across Canada.


HOW DO I PLANT A TREE?
See our video here for the proper way.

HOW SHOULD I WATER MY PLANTS?
See our video here for the proper way.

HOW DO I OVERSEED MY LAWN?
See our video here for tips on how.


DOES GROBE'S SELL BULK SOILS?
Yes! - but only by
loose soil delivery.
See our Current Specials
in spring for more details.


  DOES GROBE'S SELL BULK MULCH?
Other than Nincompoop - we do not.
There are three excellent
reasons for using a
bagged wood mulch instead.
Click
here for the reasons.


WHAT NEW PLANTS DO
YOU HAVE THIS YEAR?

See our Plant Galleries.

ARE GROBE'S PLANTS
GUARANTEED?

Yes! See our FAQ page.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A PLANT IS DEAD?
See our FAQ page.

WHY ARE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES SO NICE?
Because we take the time to check on the crop in the field.  See here for a 'behind the scenes' look.


Permaloc Edging
Your Ontario Source for Permaloc Edging
'The World's Best Landscape Edging'

NEW! GeoEdge Green Roof Edging Now Available
Click here for more information.

Stop In and Let Them See
The Finest Outdoor Wooden Play System
Rainbow Play Systems offers the highest quality, safest, and most enjoyable wooden swing sets experience for your child. Superior wooden swing sets with over 100 designs and countless customization options.

For other inquiries, contact us for more information

For The Best Shaving And Beard Care Products You Will Ever Use !
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See us today for quality Kichler brand low-voltage landscape lighting.
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 The Accent Is On Grow - Grobe's Blog  

The world of plants, gardening, horticulture and outdoor living as we experience it here at Grobe's is often filled with many interesting, offbeat, factual and beautiful things that we would like to share with you!  However, don't be surprised to find a few things unrelated to plants that piqued our interest posted here too.

Wednesday, April 30 2014

Sometimes we're asked why we grow so many tomato varieties. The answer is simple - I wanted an assortment in my own garden, and to get it I had to grow at least a flat of plants. Turns out the plants not allocated for my garden sold within minutes - so it sort of snowballed from there.

Like many of you I love the thought of what that unusual variety is going to taste like, and we go trial many tomatoes every year to see if they are 'better' than what we have to offer to add them to our mix.

But many times the discussion of what is 'better' seems to revolve around whether it is 'organic', 'hybrid', or not - and whether 'breeding' a seed might somehow entail 'genetically modifying' it. The negative association with this term, I believe, has more to do with the 'Frankenstein' scenario where the gene from a totally unrelated living thing is inserted into the gene profile of a plant. As this was not as nature had intended, the ramifications for such manipulations are not well understood and there are natural misgivings when meddling with the natural order of things.

As we individually are 'hybrids' of our parents (we often have traits from both parents), so too does this happen in the plant world. Hybridization for most seed breeders has more to do with having control of both parents so that the offspring 'hybrid' seed has a consistent set of traits from the parents - usually for the better.

This article from the Gardening Jones Blog seeks to offer a couple of reasons why you might re-think putting all your 'seeding' eggs into the heirloom basket - and it does it in a very concise manner.

Heirloom or hybrid... I think we all just want it to really taste good on that slice of toast.. don't we?

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 04:38 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Sunday, April 27 2014

To 'espalier' (pronounced 'es pal yay') a tree refers to the practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit through pruning and tying branches to a frame or a wired support. It is often done in a formal style, and it is meant to be such that the tree would sit flat against a structure such as a wall, fence, or trellis.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, they are also useful for gardens in which space is limited, or where they can be planted adjacent to a wall that can reflect more sunlight and retain heat overnight to allow the season to be extended and ultimately so that fruit has more time to mature.  Having said that, there is a fair bit of pruning work involved in maintaining the form. 

Recently we had been asked to source some of these rare and hard to find trees, and we thought you might like to see one. This large one that is being held by our lovely Linda Schlueter is of Lodi Apple, but smaller ones that are 'multi-grafts' (with more than one type of apple on one tree) are also available this year too.  The best part of these trees is that the hardest part of espalier (getting the initial training done) has already been done.

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 04:37 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, April 25 2014

Magnolias are lovely spring flowering trees that really are one of the harbingers of spring. The range of flower colour and form is quite extensive, ranging from clear white, to pink, to rose/purple and even yellow. These blossoms are found at the tips of the branches, and their striking show is even more apparent as the leaves will not appear until after the blooming period is just about done. This is a nice Royal Star Magnolia with double strap like petals.

Royal Star Magnolia
Royal Star Magnolia

Breeders have been working hard to produce varieties that are more compact than the traditional and still very popular Saucer Magnolia.  Marilyn Magnolia (at the top of this posting) is one such variety.

Susan Magnolia
Susan Magnolia

One little known fact about magnolias is that they have a tuberous root system that isn't very amenable to sitting in poorly drained soil conditions for long periods of time. Like a wet potato in the cold cellar, the result is a rotten root system that is unable to bush the tree into leaf or contribute much vigour.  Magnolias also like a soil that is a wee bit acidic, but that is easily remedied with an amendment if the leaves tend to be more to the 'yellow' rather than medium green that they usually are.

Leonard Messel Magnolia
Leonard Messel Magnolia

Magnolias are best site in locations where they can receive the maximum amount of sunshine. Their large blossoms are formed in the fall, so a somewhat protected location that without excessive cold northwest wind exposure would help to ensure that the blossoms survive the winter.

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 12:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, April 23 2014

The renewed interest in edible gardening has been hard to miss as we continue to try to find space here at Grobe's for more plants offering food at your fingertips. Sometimes folks want to grow it just to say they can, some do it for the freshness and flavour, while many others are just looking for foods that will impart better health and well being.

This recent article documents a Canadian study on the relative amounts of anti-oxidants present in some selected well-known apple varieties.  It will surprise you as to which has the most!

The Most Nutritious Type of Apples Ranked by Anti-Oxidant Levels by Dick Leihnert, Blue Jay Orchards as found in Lifehacker .

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 07:06 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, April 22 2014

Hello there and welcome to our new blog here at Grobe's !

The world of plants, gardening, horticulture and outdoor living as we experience it here at Grobe's is often filled with many interesting, offbeat, factual and beautiful things that we would like to share with you, in a new format we hope you will find both comfortable and engaging.

We realize too that a full life for most people exists outside of the world of plants so don't be surprised that there might just be a few things totally unrelated to what we do here that just piqued our interest that we hope might do the same with you.

We welcome all polite comments, both good and bad, and we will speak to you privately too should you find something amiss. 

So put on your boots and let's take a walk in the garden....

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 03:36 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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Grobe's Nursery and Garden Centre
1787 Greenhouse Road
R.R. #2, Breslau, Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
Look for the Orange Buildings Just Off Kitchener-Guelph Highway #7
Phone: 519-648-2247
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