This time of year gets me so excited for sunshine, warmer weather and GARDENING! Have you started cleaning up your outdoor space and thought about what you’re going to plant this year? It’s aways so fun dreaming up the perfect outdoor oasis whether it’s your backyard, patio or balcony. I had the opportunity to visit the Port Moody garden centre Urban Roots Pop Up and I’m excited to show you the amazing selection and high quality plants available in your neighbourhood now!
*This post is sponsored by Urban Roots Garden Centre but as always, all opinions are my own.
Urban Roots Garden Centres have been producing quality garden greens since 1981. They have 11 pop up locations throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley all open now. I visited their Port Moody location, located at 2421 Clarke Street. There’s plenty of parking available or avoid traffic and walk instead.
When I think about spring gardening, I usually break it down into three categories: container/hanging baskets, garden beds and herbs/vegetables. After checking out their selection, I’m happy to say that Urban Roots has it all! We have a pretty large yard (in addition to the pool) and lucky for me Mr. LBH takes care of the the lawn, the pool and the garden beds. My specialty is containers! I like that we each have our own favourites and enjoy bringing them to life and watching them flourish. Urban Roots has all my favourites for filling up those spring and summer planters on your patio, deck or front door.
If I could only pick one plant for containers, it would be geraniums. I incorporate them year after year into my spring and summer pots and they last all season long. They come in many colours so you can easily switch things up year to year or find a look you love and stick with that like I do. They are very low maintenance and love a sunny spot!
I love incorporating grasses into my containers for height and texture. They’re a great way to give your planter some structure and add interest.
Urban Roots has a lovely selection of hanging baskets in various sizes, colours and plant varieties. Good to know: Urban Roots offers fair pricing so you can feel good about your purchase.
Hanging baskets are a lovely way to add colour and interest to your patio or deck at eye level. Consider adding an extra one in a coordinating style to your garden shed or garage to carry your theme throughout . Hanging baskets also make great Mother’s Day gifts for Mom, Grandma or any special Mom in your life.
Whether your garden beds could use a total over hall or you just need a few things here and there, Urban Roots has a lovely selection of locally grown annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Good to know: your purchase of plants and supplies helps to support your local economy and community.
Peonies are a summer favourite and I was so happy to find them at Urban Roots! The only problem is deciding what colour and how many! Have you planted your own peonies before? Every year my peonies produce more blooms than the year before so it’s a great investment in your garden that will last for years.
Roses can be a little trickier to care for but thankfully the staff at Urban Roots are super friendly and knowledgeable and ready to help!
During my visit to the Port Moody location, I got to chat with Joan and she gave me some great tips about dead heading. It’s so important in keeping disease away and encouraging new growth when blooms are spent. I also got to hear first hand how passionate she is about gardening and how she loves being able to share her knowledge and expertise with her customers. Good to know: Urban Roots prides themselves in hiring passionate locals and supporting community initiatives.
If you’re looking to create a vegetable garden or grow your own herbs, they’ve got it all. I can almost taste a fresh summer salad right now!
If you like growing your vegetable and herbs from seeds, they’ve got plenty of those too.
I hope you enjoyed following along for my visit to the Port Moody garden centre Urban Roots Pop Up. Be sure to visit them online to find your nearest location to shop quality plants at fair prices. For monthly coupons and VIP event invites, sign up HERE
Plants and flowers always makes me smile and I hope it’s given you some inspiration for your own upcoming gardening projects. Good to know: stay tuned for a giveaway from Urban Roots on my Instagram feed coming soon!
happy gardening! xo