Gardening

Tools to Help Revitalize Your Garden

Carson Arthur | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada
Carson Arthur

When the warm weather arrives, every homeowner has an inventory of outside chores: cutting the lawn, weeding the garden, washing windows and cleaning the eaves are at the top of every list, including mine. Here are some quick tips and items to make your gardening easier.

Care For Your Garden Without Hurting Mother Nature

Jen Mayville | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

You don't need to use a cocktail of toxic chemicals to keep weeds and bugs out of your garden. There are many ways that you can have a pristine backyard, while protecting the environment and your health at the same time.

Inspired Gardens: Joanne Dafoe Creates One-Of-A-Kind Landscape Designs

Terri Higgins | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Terri Higgins

When the sun is shining you can find me in my yard, either barbequing with friends, tending to my azaleas or just enjoying a good book. For many of us, our backyards are summer sanctuaries; offering an escape from otherwise hectic lives.

Dreams of Being Green: Gardening Tips for a Brown Thumb

Terri Higgins | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Terri Higgins

Meet Jeff de Jong. He has had an exceptionally diverse gardening career, with his passion leading to exciting opportunities. From lending his teaching skills to gardening classes in college or local gardening clubs to hosting the only two hour gardening radio program in the West; Gardening 101, he definitely knows his way around the garden.

Design-Savvy Tips from a Professional Home Stager

Terri Higgins | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Terri Higgins

Today I'll be interviewing Janet Voth, owner of Designing Spacez. She holds the accredited title of Canadian Real Estate Staging Specialist (CRSS) and has extensive experience in the design industry, which allows her to truly understand what her clients both want and need in order to make their house sell.

Talking To Terri: Welcome To The Calgary Home + Garden Show!

Terri Higgins | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Terri Higgins

I recently just moved into a new house, so in-between planning for the Home + Garden Show, I'm organizing and designing my new space. I have one child with another on the way in a few months, so it's important to me that my home is comfortable and inviting but also functional for a growing family. Needless to say, home design means everything to me right now!

Why Transplanting Your Garden Could Be A Crime

CP | Lee Reich, The Associated Press | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Living

The intricacies of plant patenting came home for me this past year with a shipment of strawberry plants.Strawberry plants send out runners, thin stems...

Backyard Decor: Plan To Use Vines In Unique Ways

CP | Dean Fosdick, The Associated Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Style

Few plants adorn arbors or trellises as beautifully as flowering vines. They also can enhance the landscape with fragrance, provide shade and screen u...

10 Surprising Tips To Plant The Perfect Garden From Peter Cantley

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Style

We've put up with April's showers and have seen May's flowers, but now we're transitioning into the months that keep us outdoors. Because of the am...

Trade Your Lawn for a Garden

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

This year, I think it's time to do away with your grassy lawn and replace it with food! That's right, having your own vegetable garden has always been smart, but now, it's also trendy. Let's hear it for eco-progress! Here are nine reasons that you should get planning and planting your urban farm (or even a simple herb garden) today...

Spruce Up Your Backyard Space With These Decor And Artsy Tips

CP | Cedar Burnett, The Associated Press | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Style

SEATTLE - I feel like Alice in Wonderland. Sprinting past an alligator drinking a soda pop and a T-Rex playing guitar, I lean toward a family of color...

Are Our Plants Smarter Than We Think?

CP | Betsy Blaney, The Associated Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Style

LUBBOCK, Texas - No one's talking about giving intelligence tests, but researchers say they've shown that plants have smarts — the sort needed to he...

Spring Gardening: Gorgeous Containers To Pot Your Plants In (PHOTOS)

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Think "thriller, filler and spiller" while shopping at the garden centre and you'll end up with gorgeous planters that will be the envy of a...

Get Into Gardening Mode With Spring Planters

Jan Halvarson | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Style
Jan Halvarson

We've had a late spring here on the West Coast, and with the weather all over the place, it seems across the country it's been hard to get into gardening mode. But now I am and have been hunting online for some new planter ideas.

HomeSense Spring 2012 Collection: Bright Colours, Leafy Greens And Wood

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Style

With gardening season just around the corner, weeding, digging and cleaning up your current backyard mess shouldn't have to be so daunting. When you h...

How Phenology Can Help Your Garden

CP | Dean Fosdick, The Associated Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Style

Phenology is the science of appearances, or knowing which plants can tell you when to start weeding, planting, fighting insects or tackling any other ...

Weeds: If You're Sure They Have To Go, Save Yourself Some Time And Back Strain

CP | Dean Fosdick, The Associated Press | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Style

Hand weeding is one of the most demanding chores in gardening, but it doesn't have to be that way. Mulching, spraying, plant crowding and inexpensive ...

Bulbs Are Easy To Plant.. But Aren't Foolproof

CP | Dean Fosdick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style

Flower bulbs are a forgiving bunch. They can be buried upside down, stomped on or ignored, yet most will bloom for several seasons. There are the o...

Autumn Gardening: Expert Tips For The Perfect Fall Garden

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Style

For many, fall is a season to rake leaves, carve pumpkins and prepare for the winter ahead. But living in Canada, we are lucky to have four seasons th...