The Colours of Autumn

I’m a little fascinated by the annual fanfare about the fall season. Think about it. Upon the first snowfall of winter, everyone is atwitter about the holidays. In spring, it’s the relief of being done with winter. By summertime, everyone is heralding the arrival of patio season and beach weather. Yet, the arrival of fall seems to get the loudest celebration of all four. Even in early September, far too early for planning Thanksgiving meals or Halloween costumes. What’s the deal? When you think about it, it’s all about the colours. As soon as fall hits, the stores brim with…

September 24, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Top 7 Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs

The temperatures may be dipping, but don’t drop your trowel just yet—these cool season vegetables and herbs are still totally viable through autumn in Edmonton. While we tend to associate fresh garden vegetables with summer salads and light eats, you can add these cool weather vegetables into tons of classic, cold-weather comfort foods. If you’ve got some extra containers lying around, or if you’ve got a raised garden bed, you have all you need to grow cold weather herbs and vegetables. That being said, you should still be able to transplant them directly into the ground if need be—you might…

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

Fall Planting Guide

A lot of people are quick to assume that fall is when the gardening season starts to wind down, but that couldn’t be further from the truth—fall planting is where it’s at. I always look forward to fall gardening, because really, there’s a lot to love about it, and your options are far from limited. There are so many underappreciated late-season bloomers that are just as impressive as our summer annuals, plus loads of tasty cold-hardy vegetables that can’t quite hack the heat of our Edmonton summers. You can also get into prepping your spring garden by planting bulbs that…

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

Houseplant Ideas You Can Do Yourself

Most houseplants will sit pretty all on their own. Place them in a stylish container, in the right kind of light and they’ll grow to be a happy mainstay of your decor. Other houseplants, such as succulents and air plants, may be a little harder to arrange appropriately. Rest assured, we’ve got clever and creative ways to put put these easy-to-love plants in the spotlight, ideas that you can do in the comforts of your own home.   Succulents on Display The variety of color, size, texture and growing habits of succulents can be super exciting! Combining them into an interesting…

September 3, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >