Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

Dragonfly And Blackberries Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day: Green Ideas from the Garden Charmers

It’s an Earth Day Party! The Garden Charmers are celebrating Earth Day with a series of posts with crafty projects, sage gardening advice, recycling, herbal remedies, gardening with kids and more! Check out my Earth Day post on Attracting Beneficial Insects to the Garden for a list of beneficial insects and the top 3 things you need to do to get them in your …

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How To Arrange Flowers From The Cutting Garden In Beautiful Arrangements

Top Tips for Arranging Home-Grown Flowers

Have you ever wanted to grow your own cut flower garden? Imagine a garden packed full of deliciously colorful blooms who’s only purpose is to adorn bouquets and will provide material for gorgeous and fragrant displays for years to come. Horticulturist and writer, Louise Curley, shares all you need to know about creating an economical and environmentally-friendly cut flower patch in her …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree.  We only have room for one fruit tree so any chance that we may not get to eat all those amazing Italian prune plums is reason to panic.  But I was aware of these “bugs” (aphids) and I had actually been allowing them to multiply …

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Michael Judd With Shiitake Mushroom Log

How to Grow Specialty Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Today’s guest post is from Fungi Fun Guy, Michael Judd, author of Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist. Michael book is a unique how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too. Back Yard Fungi I often hear, “My yard is so shady that …

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Lavender Hyssop Agastache Foeniculum Edible Wildflowers

Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director, Miriam Goldberger, has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers – as unkempt, uncontrollable, weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, and landscape. What …

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Raised Bed Planter

Spotted: Raised Bed Planter, Literally

This raised bed planter is literally a raised bed. Spotted at GardenWorks on Lougheed in Burnaby, BC, they use this planter to showcase the show-stopping plants in bloom. The display changes all the time so it’s worth a visit. I can imagine this as a standout veggie garden in a funky yard. For more interesting garden related treasures, check out …

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