20May 2020

Cocktail Hour in the Garden  When you think of fresh grown herbs the first thought is of cooking, but adding a little green into your glass is something you should consider. Using herbs to liven up a cocktail (both alcoholic and non) is something everyone should try. It can be as simple as popping a sprig of […]

20May 2020

Marvelous Mint  Mint to most people is a flavour of gum or toothpaste. Don’t be one of these people, they are missing out. Mint is both a herb and an attractive low-maintenance plant, everyone should grow at least one. As a herb, its versatility is amazing. You can slice it up and toss it in fruit salad to immediately add zing. A green salad gets a […]

12May 2020

Tomatoes and Peppers – “some like it hot” Of all the different veggies you could choose to grow, the most satisfying are tomatoes and peppers. Nothing you could ever buy in a store is ever going to taste as good as a still-warm-from-the-sun plump ripe tomato picked out of your own garden. Homegrown peppers are […]

05May 2020

  Let’s be honest, we are going to be spending a lot more time at home this summer. So this spring let’s start something to create a space that will bring us joy all summer. If you haven’t already tried a hanging basket now is the time. If you have tried one before, stick with me, there […]

30Apr 2020

Rock Garden Reverie Rock gardens have always delighted (and to a certain extent, mystified) me. Wandering through a botanical garden, or on a walk through the local neighborhood, coming across a rock garden is sure to be a highlight of the day. A rock garden represents an entire rugged landscape depicted in a compact space, […]

24Apr 2020

Now is a great time to start a veggie garden! Don’t have a garden? Not a problem! There are many veggies and greens that you can grow in small spaces like a patio or balcony using pots or compact growing systems like a Vegepod. We know that this year it is proving harder to find […]

11Mar 2020

The last couple weeks of the official winter season seem to pass by pretty quickly, teasing with hints of spring. Daffodils break the surface tentatively as though they are checking to see if it is warm enough to burst into bloom. Days become noticeably longer. The earliest of the flowering cherries frame the late winter […]

04Mar 2020

Let’s get pruning!   Pruning may be the most mysterious and misunderstood of all gardening skills.  Why do we need to prune?  Plants have been growing for a long time without any intervention from us!  If you remember that pruning will help the plant to be the best version of itself in your landscape; best […]

20Jan 2020

Winter can be tough on our feathered friends. With limited food available, it is an important time to ensure they have easily accessible food sources. This makes a great weekend activity with the family. Here’s what you will need to make your very own Birdseed suet Bells: 6 cups birdseed 1 cup flour 250g shortening (lard) […]

20Jan 2020

Ever wondered how to get your Orchid to re-bloom? For the most part, Orchids are easy to take care of but getting them to re-bloom can be tricky…one of the best ways to keep your orchid happy is to re-pot it. Most orchids are epiphytic, meaning they use tree trunks and branches to grow on. […]