Unique Houseplants

Let’s face it— collecting houseplants is totally addicting (especially when it allows us to keep green in our lives even throughout an Alberta winter). But all things considered, it’s definitely one of the healthiest obsessions to have. They add so much beauty to the home, and they filter toxins out from the air! I can’t quite say the same about my comic book collection… The key to a really impressive plant display is variety. Shaking things up and having a few statement pieces mixed in with the classic houseplant staples creates more visual interest and impact. If you’re looking for…

July 31, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Got Mushrooms?

It’s raining, it’s pouring, and mushrooms are sporing out here in Edmonton. If there wasn’t enough to complain about with this unusually cool and rainy summer, we can now add invasive mushrooms to the list. If mushrooms are cramping your yard’s style, don’t worry, I’ve got your back. These tips can help you “bust a cap” on your fungal foes. How Do Mushrooms Grow on Lawns? Isn’t it interesting how your garden plants take weeks of careful nurturing to grow big and strong, and yet mushrooms seem to appear on your lawn overnight? There are a few factors that create…

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

Attracting Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds provide just as much graceful beauty as the flowers they love to visit. With gorgeous colours and whizzing wings, It’s easy to see why they’re one of the highest anticipated visitors to the garden each year. Flapping their feathers at a whopping 50-80 beats per second on average, these guys are absolutely captivating. With so much movement, these guys are pretty hungry, like all the time. The best way to attract hummingbirds to your garden is to feed them by introducing some of their favourite plants and nectar-holding feeders. Plants Hummingbirds Like Hummingbirds feed off of flower nectar, and…

July 23, 2019 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

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 >