8 Awesome Christmas Tree Trends for 2019

Rainbow Christmas Tree by John Lewis Decorating the Christmas tree is among my favourite holiday rituals to enjoy with the family, but we don’t always go the traditional route. Especially when you have kids, it’s fun to mix it up and experiment with new decorating trends. We scoured social media to find the most innovative and creative approaches to Christmas decorating, and I’ve gotta say, these are pretty awesome. From cartoonishly whimsical ornaments, to delightfully nerdy themes and ultra-modern Christmas tree alternatives, we’ve got a pretty solid list that’s sure to provide you with some inspiration for your 2019 holiday…

November 12, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

How to Care for Dragon Tree

I’m sure it would surprise no one to know that I’m a big proponent of houseplants. Ask any houseplant “parent” and they’ll admit that being a plant enthusiast is a lot like being a “cat lady”—collecting them becomes an obsession, albeit much more socially acceptable and better-smelling. A well-rounded collection should have plants of all different sizes—from tiny succulents to towering trees. Dragon tree is one of those glorious houseplants that can occupy nearly any size on that scale. The dragon tree is beloved in Edmonton, probably because it seems so happy and tropical when the world around us is…

November 5, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Your Astrological Guide to Houseplants

Astrology is making a comeback in a huge way thanks to digital apps like CoStar and those hilarious horoscope memes for roasting your friends. But, one thing we’ve yet to see is a solid guide to which houseplants align with each astrological sign. Naturally, we teamed up with our resident astrology expert here at Salisbury to create the ultimate houseplant horoscope guide, so you can proudly boast your sun sign in a way that’s much cooler than those janky rhinestone necklaces with “Leo” written in cursive. (Sorry Leos, we know you love your rhinestones, but that trend is just as…

November 5, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

The Mysterious Mythology of Garden Gnomes

With their pointed hats and bushy, white beards, just about everyone recognizes a garden gnome when they see one. Gnomes are one of the oldest surviving gardening trends, yet few of us know why. As it turns out, your neighbour’s bizarre, little garden troll has a story steeped in tradition and controversy. Whether you adore these little guys, or you’re in the “gnome-means-no” camp, the history behind them is undeniably interesting. What the Heck is a Gnome? Gnomes—those miniature folks with the billy-goat beards—are mythical beings with a strange and interesting background. The word “gnome” comes from the Latin ‘gnomus’…

October 29, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >