Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

How To Build A Vertical Cactus Garden

Living Wall Cactus Garden

Please excuse me while I gush. I’m such a huge fan of the work that Shawna Coronado does as a writer, speaker, and eco-activist. She really IS making a difference every day. Some days it’s through front yard food gardens, others it’s by showing us how to make a meal with just $10. Today, Shawna is joining us to show …

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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into a veggie garden? Don’t make the mistake of throwing away all your turf and bringing in brand new soil. This project is about converting nutrient-rich lawn into the most productive vegetable garden in town! This project covers how to build a raised bed from a gardener’s perspective. There …

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Reindeer Moss Living Canvases From ByNature Studio Tour

Inspired ByNature – Moss Art

I was lucky enough to have a private tour last week of the ByNature studio in East Vancouver. Walking into the studio I was instantly transported into a tropical rainforest with a warm, humid climate and wall-to-wall tropical plants in a variety of unique planters and frames. ByNature has the exclusive rights to a number of innovative European designs, like …

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Beautiful Cherry Blossom Branch

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

Forcing is the term used for bringing plants indoors to bloom. The term may be a tad too strong for cut branches, though. Forcing, in regards to bulbs, can mean months of chilling, then planting, then watering, then growing. Bulbs really need some strong urging to grow and bloom indoors. Flowering branches, however, require more of a gentle encouragement than a strong arm. …

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A Seaside Garden Retreat

Seaside Garden Design

This beautiful seaside-inspired garden, called The Blue Greenhouse, was created by designers, Rose Blamey of Windrose Garden Design, and Kimberley Loewen of Flourish Garden Design. I shouldn’t have been surprised that this garden was my instant favourite at the BC Home + Garden Show, because I have been long-time fans of their impressive work. The centerpiece of the garden is a turquoise …

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Sprouted Bean Seeds In Plastis Pots Supersowsunday

The Ultimate Seed Starting Guide

If you are hoping to sow seeds early in the season, and start your garden truly from scratch, then I have put together a guide covering the many essential posts from the Garden Therapy Seed Starting Series. You will find all that you need here to start a vegetable, herb, or flower garden from seed. From the basics for beginners to helpful tips …

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