Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

Plants and container design to brighten up the shade. These plants are bursting with color and well-suited to shady conditions.

Made for the Shade: Low Maintenance Fall Planters Bursting with Colour

Just because outdoor planters are in shade doesn’t mean they can’t be full of vibrant colour. The planters in my front garden are almost completely shaded so I need to be careful what plants I choose. Not only should the plants be well-suited for the lack of light, but also they need to have bold hues to brighten up the …

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The Easy Way To Clean Up Leaves

Fall Garden Care: The Easy Way to Clean Up Leaves

Leaves fallen from trees provide winter mulch protection for plants, but they can also make the garden look messy and unkempt. Cleaning up the garden in the fall for me means removing fallen leaves, and then adding them back as a layer of mulch. There must be an easy way to clean up leaves! My garden is a small urban …

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The Complete Checklist For Garden Tasks In Fall Apple Basket

The Complete Fall Garden Checklist

Now the temperature is getting a cooler and the sunlight hours are shorter, it’s time to start your fall garden preparation. This fall garden checklist is a handy guide to help you wrap up your garden for winter. Some people like to clean everything up in the fall so that the garden looks neat and tidy as it goes into …

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Dividing Perennials To Make More Plants For Your Garden

Dividing Perennials 101: Tips for a Beautiful Garden

Perennials are wonderful garden plants. Plants that are hardy enough to continue growing each year in your garden are considered perennials (as opposed to annuals which you need to replant every year). They can be very low maintenance once established, providing gorgeous blooms and even edible parts through the growing season.   Dividing perennials is often the only job that …

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How To Collect Seeds From The Garden

Getting Back to Basics with Seed Saving

Seed saving is a lost art that seems to be making it’s way back to popularity with gardeners. Seeds are largely inexpensive to buy, making them an easy and economical way to grow your garden. But there are some reasons that seed saving is coming back into vogue in the home garden. First, seed saving will not only save seeds but also …

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Sedum Provide Flowers And Pops Of Color Well Into The Fall

Landscaping for Drought: Inspiring Gardens That Save Water

I learned a lot about designing drought tolerant gardens and xeriscapes while I was vacationing in Osoyoos, BC, this past week. The thing that stood out the most was that you can have a colorful garden—full of flowers and wildlife—that requires much less water. Join me on a tour of drought tolerant landscapes and pick up some ideas for your own …

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