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Moon Phase Gardening

For many centuries (or rather, many moons”¦) gardeners have planned out their planting schedule according to the lunar cycle. Now, this might sound a bit like hippie mumbo jumbo, but there really is evidence all around us. Read up on how  this affects your garden’s growth!

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Zero Waste Gardening

Zero Waste Gardening

The Zero Waste movement is quickly picking up speed. It’s no secret that we’ve been relying on disposable goods for way too long, prioritizing convenience over responsibility. The consequences of this systemic problem are pretty

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Top 5 Herbs to Grow and Why

Whether you’re whipping together a quick salsa fresca to enjoy on the patio, preparing a roast chicken dinner, or shaking up some swanky cocktails, you can get so much out of a personal herb garden.

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Flower Power

Flower Power Gardening

Fresh, bright blossoms instantly add excitement and vivacity to any backyard landscape. There’s just something so uplifting about the display of colour and texture you can achieve with a flower garden.

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Plant Parenthood

Mastering Plant Parenthood

With 90% of people worldwide now spending a whopping 22 hours per day inside, it’s no wonder we’re falling out of sync with the natural world. We’re not out there to enjoy it! But houseplants are our nature-defying way of bringing the outdoors indoors, filling both our decorative and emotional voids. They allow is to bring a splash of fresh, green life into our homes to boost our aesthetic, while giving us all the amazing benefits that plants bring to the table, like cleaner air! As natives of the wild world outside the walls of our homes, though, they do need a little care to transition to their new life. Lucky for you, I’ve got the top tips to make mastering plant parenthood a walk in the park (without actually having to go outside).

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Plant Therapy and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter. There’s a reason why folks call it bleak. Despite all the holiday festivities and winter activities, winter can actually induce depression in around 2 million Canadians every year! In fact, 10% of all depression cases are attributed to Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D. So with stats like that, what are we poor Canucks to do?

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Living Christmas Trees

Living Christmas Trees Truly Live Christmas Trees Bringing Home and Living Christmas Tree After the Holidays Living Tree Tips “The answer to all your holiday tree-related woes!” When it comes to Christmas trees, the classic

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Your Harvesting Calendar

Your Harvesting Calendar Spring Summer Fall “Be patient and wait for due harvest.” Lailah Gifty Akita The best part of vegetable gardening has to be the harvest. There’s just nothing like finally being able to

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Mindfulness in the Garden

Mindfulness in the Garden What is Mindfulness? A Mindful Garden Mindful Gardening Exercises “Wherever you are, be there totally.” Eckhart Tolle Amidst the chaos and clutter of today’s world, it seems like the thought on

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The Social Network in Your Garden

The Social Network in Your Garden Do Plants Really Talk? How Do Plants Communicate? Volatile Organic Compounds (VCOs) Mycelium “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Peter Drucker With everything in

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Wind Resistant Gardens

Wind Resistant Gardens Wind in the Garden Protecting Against Wind Plants That Can Take It “A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.” – Anne Bronte If all wind

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DIY Landscape Design Tips

DIY Landscape Design Tips Getting Started Try This “Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.” David Hockney By far, one of the hottest trends on the market right now is the Do-It-Yourself project. With home

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Droughts and Gardens

Droughts and Gardens Water, Water, and More Water Fertilizer, Weeds, and Other Care Lawns Plant a Drought Tolerant Garden “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” Thomas Fuller Drought happens.

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Landscape and Housing Value

Landscape and Housing Value Does it Increase Value? Reaping What You Sow: What Works and What Doesn’t “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffett When it comes to landscaping, one

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Best Tips for Pulling Weeds

Best Tips for Pulling Weeds Tips for Weeding Prevent Weeds “On an exhausted field, only weeds grow.” – Henryk Sienkiewicz Weeds are the bane of every gardener’s existence. Just when you think you have a

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Best Plants for Hummingbirds

Best Plants for Hummingbirds Salvia Delphinium Penstemon Bee Balm “The daily hummingbird assaults existence with improbability.” – Ursula K. Le Guin Hummingbirds have long been a garden favourite as stunning creatures and helpful pollinators. Their

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Nematodes and Japanese Beetles

Nematodes and Japanese Beetles Japanese Beetles in Our Gardens Nematodes Using Nematodes in the Garden “Never stop fighting till the fight is done.” – Eliot Ness With the time and energy that we put into

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens Why Have an Outdoor Kitchen? Design Ideas “People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child You probably love to BBQ. I even bet some of your best meals

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Low-Maintenance Planting

Low-Maintenance Planting By Rob Sproule Let Go of the Lawn Using Native Plants Mulch Design Ideas “Native plants give us a sense of where we are in that great land of ours. I want to

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Container Garden University: Basic Elements

Container Garden University: Basic Elements By Rob Sproule The Biggest Flower Doesn’t Always Win The Structural Basics The “Thriller” The “Filler” The “Spiller” “Gardening has always been an art, essentially.” – Robert Irwin Like all

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Top New Annuals 2018

Top New Annuals 2018 By Rob Sproule Pink Sky Petunia Can-Can Bumbelbee Pink Lantana Luscious Royale Cosmo “In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Kozuko Okakura Petunia “Sky Pink”: If Han Solo

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