Gardening

5 Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Value

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

Ready to maximize the value of your home? Experts agree that you need to make a good first impression! We know that you only get one chance to make a first impression. People make assumptions about your home and the way you live just from that very first glance.

5 Ways to Feed Your Inner Locavore This Summer

The Otesha Project | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
The Otesha Project

People are more aware of their environmental impact and conscientious about their meals. The question "what's for dinner?" no longer suffices. Local foodies also want to know where that dinner came from, how it was grown and who did the growing. Here are a few reasons why buying local matters.

Five Ways to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Space

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

When you take a step back and look at an outdoor space there are simple designer style tips to make your space truly yours. For an affordable yet impactful way to help transform your outdoor space in to your own personal oasis, we are sharing our top five tips on how to maximize the most of your time outdoors this summer!

Use Your Lawn To Grow Food, Not Manicure

Jillian Doucette | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Jillian Doucette

As North Americans, we obsess over lawns--millions and millions of acres of them. We spend time, money and effort to maintain their perfection. In your own yard, you can slowly stage the replacement of grass with food gardens. Or complete the transition all at once.

How Dementia Patients Benefit From Gardening

AlzLIVE | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Even if your loved one has never been an avid gardener, introducing them to blooms now could be a good idea: this green hobby has been shown to benefit dementia and Alzheimer's patients. Long-term care facilities sometimes refer to it as horticultural therapy -- the connection that dementia patients develop to past and future through tending plants, indoors or out.

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.

Tips For Growing Broccoli At Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living

With every passing year, the price of your favourite foods rise, according to Statistics Canada. It's enough to make you wish you could just grow thes...

20 Things All Gardeners Would Love To Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

The sun is shining and the weather is warming up which means gardening season is off to a great start. Whether you have a huge yard or an itty-...

A Gardener's Ode To Spring And Celebrating Life

Maija Leivo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

It's a faith in nature and the universe that after getting progressively darker every day for six months, everything turns and slowly and gradually, we see more light.

Aquaponics Is A 'Growing' Trend

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Tara Campbell

As a result of the increased awareness and education available on the benefits of gardening and growing your own food, indoor gardening has become popular with urban dwellers. People are realizing that gardening doesn't need to be complicated. Personal-sized and automated gardening systems for your home exist to make soilless gardening easy for any level of gardener.

Gardening Gifts Grown with Love

Maija Leivo | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

Our gardens and favourite plants are out of sight, but with the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share some gift ideas for the gardener in your life.

How To Maintain An Autumn Garden

Maija Leivo | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

Many of us love autumn; the sticky heat of summer passes, and we're able to sleep comfortably at night. We revel in the colours of fall and our maple trees embody natural Canadian beauty. But what about our yards? How do we make the most of the change of seasons? How can we make the most out of fall?

I Made A Gardening App For That

Maija Leivo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

Two years ago, I bought a house and the while the inside was freshly renovated, the outside was a disaster, revealing its former secret life as a rental property. Little did I know, that this house and yard would inspire a chain of events that would set me on a new path.

Top 5 Tips For Reducing Yard Work This Summer

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

I hate weeding. Pretty vocal about this one. I REALLY hate weeding. My secret to avoid weeding all summer is newspaper! We've all heard about using mulch in a garden around the plants to prevent weed growth, and it does work...some of the time. I learned a simple technique of lining the beds with 7 layers of newspaper and then adding mulch on top of it.

WATCH: It'll Never Be A Garden If You Call It A Yard

Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Living

Landscape architect Miranda Brooks’s backyard garden is in a Brooklyn brownstone not far from the crowded streets of Manhattan. In this Vogue Ma...

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...