Posts Categorized: Garden

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 »

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 »

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 »

Growing Green Thumbs: Brown Thumbs Up

Growing Green Thumbs No. 6

Gardening is one of the best hobbies anyone could have. You get to spend time outside, get physical, get dirty, and just relax. It can be tough work, but it’s worthwhile. Like with anything new, making mistakes is inevitable but that doesn’t mean you can learn from others’ mistakes. Here are some common beginner gardening… Read more »

May in the Garden

Garden tasks that you should be doing this May.

May is such a lovely time of the year.  Late spring flowers are showing colour and early summer blooms are starting to poke through. It is the perfect time to get out in nature and get inspired by the beauty and colour of everything. 1. Garden Tasks The battle against ravenous gastropods rages on. All… Read more »

No Space, No Problem – Veggies for Small Space Gardens

Vegetables for small space gardens

With the way things are going in the housing market, it seems like only a few of us will have the luxury of a spacious backyard garden. But having limited space does not mean you can’t have a great edible garden. Whether you are downsizing your family home or just buying your first, here are… Read more »