Breathe Life Into Your Home With Our Top 10 Favourite Houseplants

A house just isn’t a home without a houseplant. Aside from the multitude of benefits to be gained — air purifier, oxygen booster, mood booster — houseplants add an element of style to your decor that can’t be mimicked with furniture. There is something about the delicate demeanor of a lacy leaf overarching from its container, or the way a tropical plant immediately takes you to the islands. My houseplants help me stay in touch with the natural world – even in the depths of an Alberta deep-freeze. That being said, it can be overwhelming to walk into a packed…

March 15, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Hot New Plants for the Landscape

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through March? Spring is so close, I can practically smell the lilacs already! It’s time to say sayonara to the snow, and hello to landscaping season. When it comes to choosing your backyard plants and designing a layout, it’s always more exciting to branch out and try new things instead of sticking with the same old, same old. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, take a gander at this list of bright and distinctive plants that will thrive here in Zone 3. Backyard Landscaping Ideas: Out of the Ordinary Plants and Flowers…

March 13, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Edible Gardening with Kids

Edible Gardening with Kids Getting kids to enthusiastically eat their greens isn’t always a walk in the park, (let’s face it, it’s hard to make broccoli seem exciting next to a chicken nugget). Luckily, we’ve figured out a great way to pique your children’s interest in fresh vegetables: getting them set up with their very own food garden. Kids are curious mini-scientists by nature, and they’re sure to get a kick out of the process of creating a garden and watching it develop day by day. Anything that can get kids outdoors, eating healthy, and eager to learn without the…

March 4, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Have-to-Have Houseplants for 2019

Split-Leaf MonsteraMonstera deliciosaWhile Instagram may have made the Swiss Cheese plant popular, we’ve been admiring their splits for years! It’s truly magical to watch the ebb and flow of the leaves emerge and unfold into a palm-sized beauty. Beyond its good looks, Split-Leaf monstera is excellent at holding its own with bright, indirect light and minimal watering making it an ideal low-maintenance beauty to commit to. If the light is too low, the plant may grow a little lanky, sprawling outward, but will still perform well. There may also be less splitting in the leaves. 🌿For the exuberant at heart,…

February 28, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >