Spring speaking gigs: Canada Blooms and Canadale Nurseries

Niki Jabbour and I represented Savvy Gardening in a presentation we gave on the first day of Canada Blooms (March 13, 2015). We used the festival’s theme of “Play” to come up with our talk: Garden BFFs – How edibles and ornamentals can play together nicely in the garden. Read more »

Toronto Star: Where T.O. Shops special section

September 27, I wrote two articles that were featured on the front page of a special section called Where T.O. Shops. In the first piece, I interviewed landscape designer Michael Dimitriadis about how to extend the season outdoors by creating a cosy patio. For the second piece, I sourced home office items. Read more »

Kashi and Evergreen’s Plant It Forward Ambassador

This past spring, I was approached by PR company Strategic Objectives to be the spokesperson for Plant It Forward, a Kashi and Evergreen initiative that will see the creation and/or maintenance of 18 community gardens across Canada. I participated in media interviews, including a spot on CP24 Breakfast and various radio stations, including 680 News and Proud FM. I talked about Plant It Forward, the importance of eating real food and growing your own edibles, and community gardens. Read more »

Savvy Gardening

February 2014 marked the unveiling of Savvy Gardening, a website I launched with three other garden writers. The idea was born when we all met at the 2013 Garden Writers’ Association’ annual conference in Quebec City. Each writer brings something different to the table and we all have our own garden “beat,” though we all will on occasion contribute to each other’s sections. Read more »

Lee Valley tools seminar

Lee Valley Tools celebrated the opening of their new Vaughn store in May with a whole weekend of seminars and special events. I was asked to create containers throughout the morning of Saturday, May 10. Read more »

Toronto Star: Add a living wall to your home

For this Toronto Star article, I wrote about the trend of creating living walls. I interviewed Fred Colay, whose Vancouver-based company ByNature Design stocks living wall kits. Read more »

Canadian Gardening’s summer issue

My road trip column for the summer issue took me to St. Albert and Edmonton, Alberta. I had the pleasure of visiting this region back at the end of May and gathered lots of gardening ideas for the website. For the magazine, I wrote about the highlights, which I also posted on the website. Read more »

2013 garden trends on styleathome.com

Each year, I love taking a look at what’s new in gardening and determining the trends. Here’s a piece I wrote for styleathome.com about what’s new for the coming year. Read more »

Road Trip column in Canadian Gardening magazine

Starting with Canadian Gardening magazine’s April issue this year, I’ve been writing the Road Trip column in Canadian Gardening magazine. Each road trip focuses on a garden or special event and then provides advice on where to stay, eat, shop and what to do while you’re there. Here are the destinations I’ve written about so far: Read more »

Toronto Star’s The Address

The Star Content Studios recently created a custom publication about luxury living called The Address. For the April/May 2013 issue, I interviewed Mark Gomes of Box Design and wrote a feature about creating balcony and terrace gardens. Read more »

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