2019 Speaking engagements

I’m working on a new project this year, so I’ve only booked a small number of speaking engagements. Here’s where I’ll be! Read more »

CAA Magazine: Feeding the birds in winter

For the winter 2018/2019 issue of CAA magazine, I wrote an article about feeding the birds throughout the winter in your yard. It included tips on keeping a healthy feeder, leaving flowers and their seed pods in the garden for the birds, as well as other food to nourish feathered visitors. Read more »

CBC Life gardening articles

Throughout 2018, I wrote several gardening articles for CBC Life.

Here is a list:

Sow what? Everything you need to grow vegetables from seed, starting now Read more »

Savvy Gardening wins Gold at the GWA Media Awards

All members of Savvy Gardening—Amy Andrychowicz, Niki Jabbour, Jessica Walliser and myself—attended the recent GWA: Association for Garden Communicators conference in Buffalo, NY. On the last evening, there is always an awards banquet where the best articles, publications, photography, blogs, videos and more are judged. Read more »

The Globe and Mail: Trends from the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

I had the honour of receiving press accreditation to the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. When I got back from my visit in May, I gathered up some of the most inspiring ideas from the show and wrote a piece for The Globe and Mail’s Life section. It appeared in both the newspaper and online: Eight garden design trends inspired by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

CBC Life: Plant picks

My first article for CBC Life was published in May. I was contacted by an editor to pitch some ideas in advance of the long weekend—aka planting weekend in Southern Ontario, depending on the spring we’ve had. I wrote a piece called Plant picks to look out for when you hit garden centres, which includes edibles and ornamentals for the garden, as well as a few tips for the garden centre! Read more »

Travel Life: Volunteering at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

I’m really proud of the fall and winter issues of Travel Life. I got to edit some interesting articles by talented writers and I got to contribute one of my favourite pieces of 2016 to Pay It Forward, a column that explores voluntourism. Read more »

2017 speaking engagements

In 2016, I gave my “Why Raised Beds Rule” talk to 18 different garden clubs, horticultural societies, municipalities, master gardener groups and even my alma mater, McMaster University. I have a number of talks booked for 2017. Read more »

Toronto Star: Fall décor and gardening articles

This fall, I’ve written several décor pieces for various special sections in the Toronto Star. The first two appeared September 3 in a section called Your New Home. Read more »

#MyHamilton: 5 reasons to visit the RBG’s new Rock Garden

The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden recently reopened in Hamilton, Ontario, after a 5-year renovation and rejuvenation project. Tourism Hamilton asked me to write a #MyHamilton post about the launch. As a volunteer, I already had a sneak peek of the garden during a couple of events and was eager to share my experience. Read more »

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