Garden

Vertical Gardening and why you should try it!

You may have heard the term Vertical Gardening, but just what is that??  In simple terms, it is literally growing plants upwards instead of outwards.  Whether you have a large space for a garden, or a very limited space or want to grow indoors, a vertical garden offers you a...
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Garden Lifestyle

What’s in Your Garden?

I think I got my love for growing vegetables from my Grandfather.  He was a market gardener in the Toronto area and had fields of tomatoes, leaf lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, celery and beets across Etobicoke.  Even after he had retired, he still loved growing vegetables in his backyard garden.  He...
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Garden Lifestyle

Tips for a Vegetable Garden

There is something very satisfactory in growing your own vegetables.  They seem to be brighter in colour and taste sweeter.  Late May is usually the time we are able to plant our vegetables in our gardens. If you are new to growing vegetables, here are a few tips to keep...
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Garden Lifestyle

Tips for a Balcony Garden

Living in an apartment does not limit you in enjoying a garden.  You can choose to make it as simple or as complicated as you want.  You can make it seasonal or build up a year-round collection of plants. One thing to keep in mind when considering what plants to...
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Garden Lifestyle

The Benefits of Fresh Herbs

Having fresh herbs to add into your recipes not only adds a fresh flavour, but a nutritional boost to your meals.  There is a difference in taste when using fresh herbs instead of the dried variety. And there is a higher nutritional value with fresh herbs. But buying fresh herbs...
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Garden Lifestyle

What grows in your flower garden!

Flower gardens can be the easiest and the hardest type of garden to have.  There are so many different options to choose from for flowers and ornamental grasses that you can have in your garden.  And then add in the different types of soils we can have in our subdivisions...
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