How To Have Less Lawn, and More Veggies

The most attractive and gorgeous lawns of trends past featured as much lush and green lawn as possible to squeeze into every square foot of your yard. Flowers and blooms were relegated to borders and flowerbeds only, and edible plants were for the supermarket. These days, we’ve fallen in love with a functional yard that gives us what we need while keeping pace with style.  Moving away from lawn to grow more of your favorite flavors and looks is not only a way to make your lawn a personalized extension of your home that serves your interests, but is also…

July 17, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Air-Cleaning Plants

Did you ever dream about being an astronaut? Imagine, if you will, that it’s many years in the future, and you’re an astronaut living in a space-bubble on a distant planet. It sounds exciting, but it doesn’t take long for reality to rear its ugly head. The Toxic Truth NASA would have built your bubble with the latest light-eight plastics and carbon-fibers. Here we encounter the problem that NASA has grappled with for 33 years:  synthetic materials off-gassing nasty toxins, like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, which make you seriously ill very quickly, in your airtight environment. Confronting this major challenge…

July 17, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Ground Cover Plants

When you’re designing your backyard landscape and curating your assortment of plants for the garden, it’s important to find a good balance of colour, texture, and height. Tall, vivid flowers that make a big statement look best when situated in the middle or back of the garden, so they’re in full view and don’t block smaller flowers. While these flowers tend to be the stars of the show, it’s important to have shorter, denser plants to fill in bare patches and gaps, and to line the borders of your garden. There’s lots of beautiful ground cover plants, some flowering, and…

July 10, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Flowering Shrubs for Cut Flowers

For centuries, gardeners have been cutting their flowers to enjoy them inside. And why shouldn’t we? After all the time and effort we put into our beautiful plants, we want to enjoy their stunning looks every way possible. Cutting flowers can come from plants of all sorts and some of the most iconic cut flowers actually come from shrubs. Here are some of the best flowering shrubs for cut flowers. Roses By far the most beloved cut flower in the world is the rose. A symbol of everlasting love and friendship, they are a classic gesture of romance and affection.…

July 2, 2019 by Rob Sproule; Comments 0 Read More >