Posts Categorized: Lifestyle

LAVENDER, Bandera Pink

Lavender Bandera Pink

Bandera Pink has a dreamy aroma and stunning pink colour on a dense, compact plant body. It is the perfect Spanish lavender for containers or plant in front border. This low maintenance lavender is an ease to grow and self-cleaning. Prolific flowering all season long. It loves the heat and is drought tolerant. A pollinator favourite.  … Read more »

Treeprived? Reconnecting with Nature

treeprived

For millions of years, humans have grown and evolved outdoors. We thrived surrounded by greenery. But as urbanization grows and technology develops, we’re seeing a growing disconnect between us and nature. It is estimated that we spend more than 90% of our time indoors. Treeprived. Nature-deficit disorder. Whatever you call it, it is steadily becoming… Read more »

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 »

LAVENDER, Bandera Purple

Lavender Bandera

With an ethereal fragrance and exquisite colour, this Spanish lavender is a must-grow. Bandera’s compact body is covered in gorgeous rich purple flower spikes all season long. Its dense, mounded form make it a superb choice for containers. This low maintenance lavender is an ease to grow. It loves the heat and are drought tolerant…. 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 »

Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016

It is undeniable that life on our little blue planet is changing. Even this week’s west coast heat wave and east coast snowstorms clearly show that something is amiss. Add that to the vanishing rainforests, melting ice sheets, and record breaking global temperatures and you have an alarming situation. Climate change is one of the… Read more »

Bury Your Stress in the Garden

If the stresses of daily life are getting overwhelming, go out and garden.

At some point in everybody’s lives, they will feel overwhelmed by stress. It could be stress from upcoming exams, from work projects, or from life in general. No one is immune to stress. And different people deal with it in different ways. For example, I am someone so grossly unequipped to deal with even the… Read more »