Fall planting – spring flowers

Fall planting – spring flowers

Each spring some of the first showings of colour come from bulbs planted in the fall. A little planning in this case goes a long way. Some bulbs can be forced in the spring but really it’s taking the hard road to a result that can be achieved with very little effort....
Inviting Birds to your Garden

Inviting Birds to your Garden

As the winter season approaches (yes it’s coming) we will see our feathered will fly south but many will stay through the cold winter months. They will appreciate the occasional snack from a feeder placed strategically in your garden but just as important are other...
Things to do in your Fall Garden

Things to do in your Fall Garden

It seems the weather has finally turned. Fall arrived last week and with it comes the welcome cooler temperatures and fresh air. I love this time of year, bright clear skies, pumpkin lattes and comfy cozy sweaters. It’s also a bittersweet time as I begin to the...
Autumn Interest!

Autumn Interest!

The go to is mums, mums and more mums. I’ve got nothing against them but as the only addition to your fall landscape they can end up looking a little uninspired. So what’s a gardener to do? Add interest with not only plants but other structural and decorative accents....
The Importance of Fall Mulching

The Importance of Fall Mulching

We all appreciate the aesthetic value of a nice mulch in a garden bed, but there are far more important reasons for adding a layer as the temperatures begin to drop. One of the most obvious reasons is related to the chilly winter ahead, in soil temperature retention....
Cold Weather Crops

Cold Weather Crops

If you have a vegetable garden you’ve likely spent the past couple of weekends harvesting & processing. Tomato sauce, pickled peppers and just regular ol’ dill pickles are some of my personal favourites. It’s sad seeing the plants mostly bare now that they’ve...

The best plants for fall container gardens

It’s certainly felt like fall this past week. Not as cold as Calgary (snow in September?!!) but cold nonetheless. Weather like this inspires us to start refreshing some of our container gardens and baskets. We’ve talked before about the proper construction of...
Garden Planning

Garden Planning

Many gardens are now in full bloom, some are even beginning to transition into fall (gasp!) our summer seems to be winding down a little early. On a positive note it’s got us thinking about plans for next year’s landscape. Firstly, if you haven’t already, begin to...
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