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Ladybugs - The "Good" Insect

  "Ladybugs are capable of consuming up to 50-60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft bodied insects".*  Sooo that means Ladybugs are the "Good" insects that eat the "Bad" insects and make for a healthy, organic, and pesticide free Garden - how awesome is that? The more things you can do to attract Ladybugs the better, and having one of our Ladybug Castles in the Garden does just that (and they are just so darn cute too). Enjoy! T   *Excerpt from:  

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Plant Nanny "2.0"

Anyone who has ever asked me what are some of my favourite products Portico carries knows that I will always include something from our Plant Nanny line. Why? Because these self watering plant stakes WORK! The photo here is of the XL Garden Stakes; originally developed for Tomatoes, and using a 2L bottle for the reservoir. Since this size launched last year I have used it for some of my massive containers outdoors but I also found it to be invaluable when I planted new trees and shrubs. By putting one of the XL stakes beside each new plant it guaranteed that the roots were gently (and consistently) watered, ensuring the root system was well established and got the plant...

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CTV "Morning Live" talks to Tracy about Portico Indoor & Outdoor Living and Holiday 2016

Watch the interview and tour of Portico with Gabby Marchand of CTV "Morning Live" as Tracy talks about some unique and special items in the shop for Holiday 2016. Tree ornaments made from hand embroidered felt, hand carved wood, zinc, and blown glass are featured along with Holiday Decor pieces from a collection Tracy carries that are Fair Trade items made from reclaimed steel drums. No matter what the Season, Portico is always "bringing the indoors out, and the outdoors in" with a strong focus of products made from recycled, reclaimed, sustainable, and Fair Trade materials.

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