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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

For information re: supply
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Visit our KEYTAG PARTNERS  - the great local companies listed here and with your Preferred Gardener keytag you will enjoy even more savings plus the right advice to further enhance your gardening lifestyle. 
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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.

Thursday, May 22 2014

Clematis are lovely clinging vines that product loads of beautiful flowers in the summer as well as into the fall.

Here are just a few points to know about them:

1) They like to have their 'faces in the sun and their feet in the shade'. A sunny location works best, but mulching or placing a perennial or other plant to shade their base is a good idea.

2) They generally prefer an alkaline soil - so a little bit of lime or Parkwood 'Make It Pink' is a good soil amendment.

Additionally, they need something to wrap themselves around to hoist themselves up. A trellis or arbour is best for the purpose.

3) There are several 'classes' of clematis that determine the type of growing they do and how they are pruned. This can be very confusing for beginners, so we ensure that every plant has the pruning instructions for it on the plant label.

Alameda Homestead Nursery of Australia has excelllent pictures and descriptions of what to do when pruning your clematis - and the link to see that is here.

Clematis

4) Clematis don't really like areas where the soil doesn't percolate away from the root system quickly. Be cautious when planting in a raised bed in heavy soil conditions not to water too heavily, as they can rot if they stay wet too long.

Clematis are wonderful flowering plants with a range of colour and blossom choices to pick from - and will help to give you lots of colour in your garden.

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 02:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, May 16 2014

Spring has sprung.. and the Victoria Day Long Weekend is right around the corner.

Today is a pretty cool morning, and it gives one pause as to whether to plant your tender annuals, vegetable plants, and the like. It's a bit early for many things like peppers, tomatoes, basil, impatiens and such... but there are still folks who 'chance it' because they of the fact that it's a holiday, rather than prudent, for planting these things.  The official last frost free day is usually May 24th, and we are still a goodly distance away from that yet still.

There are lots of beautiful plants blooming right now, and when folks wonder how everyone here can work such long hours .. well - there are lots of beautiful perks here to see to help keep us motivated. Of course, the gallons of coffee we consume also helps.

The picture at top is of Daybreak Magnolia - and the fragrance is quite something too. This one last tree is just stunning...

Pink Elf Hydrangea

This dwarf growing (18" tall) Pink Elf hydrangea usually blooms later in the summer, but this crop was looking so good we had to show it off.

Double Bridal Wreath Spirea

This is a somewhat unusual plant called Double Bridal Wreath Spirea. In fact it was the 'true' bridal wreath spirea originally (as it is easy to see that the flowers here would make for a stunning bouquet for a pioneer bride) but this name was later 'stolen' by Spirea Van Houttei' (which is now what is commonly known as Bridalwreath Spirea.  Each blossom on this 'Double' variety is almost like a very large Babys Breath blossom.

Snow Day Surprise

These are the blossoms on Snow Day Surprise Pearl Bush. Pearl bushes are not that new (they get their name from the shape and colour of the blossoms before they open, which you can see in the picture) but this one from the Proven Winners breeders is noted for a more compact habit, larger blooms, and less 'rangy' growth. This plant blooms in early spring.

Orange Pansy

The latest trend in pansies is 'frilly', and these scented beauties also come in 'Grobe Orange'.

Golden Full Moon Maple

Finally, the last of our Japanese maple varieties have arrived, including the stunning gold leaves on this Full Moon Japanese Maple. This tree grows painfully slowly, and to see it in such a display is truly amazing.

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 08:49 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, May 08 2014

Have you ever walked by something and had a remembrance of things of your youth?

This display of Thrills gum certainly did... we all remember the 'unique' taste and the colour it turned our teeth.

Talk about honesty in advertising... it says right on the package - 'It still tastes like soap'.

Or how about this one? What a treat it was to get this when we were young.. and of course the pink hands, teeth etc.

There was even Chiclet gum in the original size we remember.

All of this was seen at our friends the Doede's store - Ayres Baking and Nut Supplies - on a recent stop.  We are grateful to them for being one of our Keytag Partners and for helping our Preferred Gardener customers enjoy turning the fruits of their labours into something special... and of course for this litte sidetrip down memory lane.

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 01:33 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, May 02 2014

The long and bitterly cold winter has morphed into a colder and wetter spring, and of course everyone is anxious to get out to enjoy the yard.

It's important to note, however, that some things really should not be done just yet (even if you might have done it at the same time every other year).

Once the ground is walkable/workable here are some things that can be tackled:

1) Rake the lawn and feed the lawn - for with rain and food your lawn has a chance to 'grow out' any winter injury.

2) Plant any veggies that don't mind cool soil conditions like lettuce, peas, broccoli, kale, cabbages and the like.

3) Amend any areas you are planting with organic matter (like compost, peat, or coir) so that you are ready to plant.

4) If you had a lawn grub issue, it is possible to apply nematodes once the soil temperature is just a bit warmer. While not as effective as a fall application, it might be possible to reduce grub populations.

5) Feed your existing trees, shrubs and other plants - because they might be stressed/damaged too and could use the help.

6) You can plant almost any outdoor plant that is hardy. Late frosts and cold snaps might injure blossoms or fresh leaves, but it is rare that they would kill the plant outright.  Ask here and we can assist with that readily.

7) You have probably the longest period to apply a dormant spray to plants requiring it that has been in recent memory.  Once the rain stops, don't put it off!

Here are a few things that you might want to wait upon:

1) Hold off on planting many tender vegetable plants like tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and peppers unti the soil temperature is much warmer even if there is no danger of frost! These plants don't like sitting in cold wet ground, and will not survive and thrive.

2) Many tender annuals will not like cool soil conditions either. When in doubt... wait (or ask for help).

3) While mulching is a very good thing, be careful as to how you apply it as if the mulch is right up to the bottom of the plant, it is possible that the crown/base of the plant will never fully 'dry out' and can lead to a situation of rot.

Posted by: Perry Grobe AT 08:23 am   |  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
Email: info@grobenursery.com
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