Winter Garden Prep – Tips to Winterize your Garden

Winter Garden Prep

Summer is almost over and soon the new season will be upon us. Weeding, watering and spending time in the garden will be over if you live in a cool climate like me. Most of what needs to be completed is a matter of cleaning up and covering up the garden. Many of my herbs will be brought inside and I am hopeful they will survive until springtime. Below you will find some ideas to help with winter garden prep. Winter Garden Prep I container garden so my winter prep will … Continue reading

12 Hard to Kill Plants – Becoming a Green Thumb

Hard to Kill plants

Do you have a green thumb or do your plants tend to fade away? There is help for this! Yes, that is right, you can become a great gardener with hard to kill plants. While some plants need your full attention there are others that don’t like to be the centre of attention. This is where you can shine brightly for your hard to kill plants. When I began gardening and looking after the houseplants I bought, I failed often keeping them alive. There were many reasons for this, lighting, water and … Continue reading

Balcony Gardening – Creating an Oasis

Balcony Gardening

Most of my life I have lived in a house, with a yard for gardening. I loved spending time on the deck, watching my plants grow over time. I spent years taking care of my plants and when we moved I had to leave them behind.  Living in an apartment building has not stopped me, I now do balcony gardening. I want to be able to make use of what I plant in my oasis. I have a selection of colourful flowers, herbs and will be attempting a few fruits and veggies this … Continue reading

Fairy Garden in a Dresser Drawer

I have wanted to create a Fairy garden for some time now. They look so pretty and fun. I looked at pictures and prices and decided that I would create my own, one that is unique to me and not one everyone has already. I began searching Pinterest for ideas and finally decided on my Fairy garden. I did it all on a budget with items from the dollar store or from my craft cupboard. Fairy Garden Materials Popsicle Sticks  (3 pkg of 100) glue paint/brushes accessories of your choice … Continue reading

7 Flower Gardens Around Toronto to Visit

Flower GArdens

We have finally had a few days of nice weather and we would like spend as much time outdoors as possible after being cooped up all winter. We are starting to make plans for adventures around the city. These Toronto flower gardens, just happen to be on our list. 7 Flower Gardens Around Toronto   Allan Gardens A Botanical garden filled with exotic plants and seasonal flowers, located downtown Toronto and is open 10 am – 5 pm, 365 days/year, free admission and wheel chair accessible James Gardens Take a walk … Continue reading

Pest Repelling Plants

pest repelling plants

Spending time outdoors in the nice weather, is a favourite thing to do, however, with that comes those buzzing and biting insects. If you have ever been sitting out in the garden or on the patio, you have probably been bitten once or twice many times by mosquitos, then spend days itching those bites. There are so many different ways to repel these insects but why use chemicals and sprays when you can grow our own, pest repelling plants and oil using the leaves and stems. Not only do some … Continue reading