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Canada Day 2022

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Canada Day 2022

We think Canada is one of the best places to live in the world, and as Canada Day 2022 approaches on Friday July 1, and we get ready to celebrate our Great White North, we thought it would be really fun to share some interesting facts you may or may not know about our wonderful country:   Canada has way more lakes than you think - the country has more surface area covered with lakes than any other country in the world and it’s home to the highest proportion of freshwater in the world too! Canada has the world’s longest...

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Snake Plant

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Snake Plant

Snake plant, or Dracaena trifasciata, is a species of plant in the family Asparagaceae, and is native to tropical West Africa. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George's sword and mother-in-law's tongue. Until recently, it was known under the synonym Sansevieria trifasciata. It is also termed the "viper's bowstring hemp", because historically, it has been one of the sources for plant fibers used to make bowstrings. Snake plants are easily identifiable with their distinctive stiff and sword-like leaves that grow vertically. The leaves can range anywhere from six inches to eight feet tall and can vary...

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Terrariums

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Terrariums

Popular in the 1970s, terrariums have steadily made a comeback over the past few years. These indoor miniature gardens are usually confined within a glass container that can be entirely sealed or left partially open. An easy way to bring plants indoors whilst keeping mess to a minimum and cutting down on maintenance, planting and growing terrarium plants is a fun hobby that both grownups and kids can easily do.  But here’s the rub - you can’t just stick any old plant in a terrarium and expect it to thrive! So which plants do best in these pint-sized gardens? Small,...

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Father's Day

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Father's Day

Old Man, Pops, Daddy-O. Whatever you call him, it’s that time of year when we celebrate fathers, paternal bonds and the positive influence of male figures in our society. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love and gratitude to all the dads and father-figures out there, and we couldn’t be more thankful! The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was first introduced in the United States. Inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations, Sonora Smart Dodd planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father's Day was...

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Pride 2022

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Pride 2022

A lot has changed in our world over the past couple of years but diversity, inclusion and recognizing the full value of everyone in our community is more important now than ever. Around the world, June is recognized as Pride month and commemorates a tipping point in queer history. The Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising) were a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan in New York...

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