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CURRENT SPECIALS
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JUMP START GERMINATION STATION
Complete kit for starting seeds.
Includes flat, insert, dome, heating mat and root booster.
Reg. 35.99

28.88

DORMANT SPRAY KIT
Control overwintering disease spores and insects on many plants.
Apply before plants bud into leaf.
Complete kit includes lime sulphur and dormant oil.

33.99

OSC GARDEN SEEDS NOW AVAILABLE
SEE THEIR NEW INTERNATIONAL SERIES!

MIXED SUCCULENT PLANTERS
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Entire stock now

20% OFF


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100% Cypress Mulch
100% CYPRESS MULCH

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT?
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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.


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Yes! - but only by
loose soil delivery.
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  DOES GROBE'S SELL BULK MULCH?
Other than Nincompoop - we do not.
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bagged wood mulch instead.
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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.


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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.

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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.

Friday, April 25 2014
Marvelous Magnolias

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.

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