Posts By: Jen

Flower Fashion 2017

Reconnect with nature with this year's hottest hue!

Every year, the premiere colour experts at Pantone choose a colour that they expect to be prominent within the world of fashion and design, but also one that reflects the general sentiment and mood of the upcoming year. This year’s choice colour: Greenery. Refreshing and rejuvenating, Greenery is a fresh yellow-green shade that is illustrative… Read more »

Go-To Veggies for Autumn Gardens

Go-To Veggies for Autumn Gardens

The summer may be over but that doesn’t mean the gardening season has to be. Cool season plants means you can continue to harvest fresh veggies well into autumn. Here are some great vegetable options to grow this fall: 1. Broccoli Broccoli tends to produce bigger, sweeter heads during the fall due to the cool weather…. Read more »

Eggplant Pizza

Delicious and easy to make, this is a sure winner for adults and kids alike.

I was struggling to come up with a recipe to use up the rest of my eggplant when it hit me. A unyielding craving for pizza! Since the whole vegan challenge, we’ve been pretty good with our eating. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies (also, because our garden is a production monster), and a lot… Read more »

Cheese-less “Queso”

Cashew, soy-, dairy-, and gluten-free dip for everyone to enjoy

A little backstory: my sister is vegan and is currently visiting us from out of town. We all decided to embark on a 30-day vegan challenge to make her feel more welcome and to make cooking meals less cumbersome. I mean, we also had our own individual reasons for trying this out too. For me, it was… Read more »

Greener Garden – Tips for Sustainable Gardening

Tips for more sustainable gardening practices.

Sustainability is a hot topic wherever you look. At its core, a sustainable lifestyle aims to use as preserve valuable resources and to have a little negative impact on the environment as possible. Gardeners are perhaps already ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable living. Fresh vegetables from your own backyard or patio… Read more »

July in the Garden

Garden tasks that you should be doing this July.

Kick back with a fresh cocktail this month and bask in the compliments you’ll receive on your beautiful backyard masterpiece. Much like last month, most of July’s tasks are basic maintenance and upkeep. Deadhead spent blooms to keep your containers and baskets looking fresh and to promote more growth. Clean up any wild growth by… Read more »

Attract Butterflies

Attract Butterflies

National Pollinator Week is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean pollinators should be pushed out of our thoughts. It should be a year-long commitment to protecting these vital parts of our environment. Here are some ways to keep butterflies in your garden. 1. Chemical-Free As with any pollinator gardens, you want to steer… Read more »

National Pollinator Week 2016

National-Pollinator-Week

Next Monday (June 20th, also the first day of summer) marks the start of the ninth annual National Pollinator Week. Originating in the US, National Pollinators Week has spread around the globe to become a worldwide initiative aimed at protecting our pollinators. Why? The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity Ecosystem Services, consisting of 77 experts from… Read more »

Grow a Cocktail Garden

Grow a Cocktail Garden

Raise a glass to gardens! There is nothing quite like a peaceful summer evening with a refreshing beverage in hand. So let’s get full of spirit this season with these great garden-fresh cocktail additions. Mojito Mint It’s pretty much a no-brainer. I mean, mojito is in the name! But mint is so versatile that there are… Read more »

June in the Garden

Garden tasks that you should be doing this June.

June is one of the most enjoyable months of the gardening season. All the months of spring cleaning will really pay off as you relax in the shade enjoying your beautiful handiwork. Small maintenance jobs are what this month’s work consists of. Well, that and harvesting the literal fruits of your labour. Yay! 1. Ornamentals… Read more »