Anatomy of an Olympic bouquet

What’s in the bright green bouquets that make it onto the podium with the medal-winning athletes?

In those first minutes of pride, glory and disbelief, Olympic champions bask in their achievement and receive a bouquet before being whisked off for interviews and everything else a medalist does after winning an international competition. On the podium, the winners receive a second bouquet, which becomes immortalized in photos seen around the world. We all know how long and difficult the journey to the podium is for the athletes, but it turns out the journey from garden to podium is also an arduous process. Read more »

Vases for Valentine’s Day

Be ready for fresh-cut flowers with this assortment of modern, rustic and vintage-looking vessels Read more »

Garden-inspired design at the Interior Design Show

Head to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for decor ideas inside—and outside—your home Read more »

Explore the magical beauty of Ireland’s gardens

Take an inspiring stroll through Mount Stewart and Powerscourt, two must-see Irish gardens [read full article] Read more »

11 ways to bring life into your home with indoor gardening

Add some greenery and fresh colour to your indoor garden to beat the winter blahs.

If you take a look around at this time of year, things can look pretty bleak – there are no leaves on the trees, the ground is far from green and your home is probably drier than the Sahara from the heat being on all the time. Read more »

Designing the Green Room

Canadian Gardening‘s Green Room at the 2008 Style at Home Show was an inspiring respite for green thumbs after touring the décor booths and displays. Framed by autumn-hued plants and a living wall, visitors could ask a Master Gardener questions, create a small project or take in one of the presentations organized by Aldona Satterthwaite. The space was conceptualized by landscape architect Shawn Gallaugher of Shawn Gallaugher Design who is also an instructor of Landscape Design for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University. [read full article] Read more »

Step into an Impressionist painting in Giverny

Explore Monet’s gardens and experience first-hand the beauty that inspired some of his most famous works Read more »

Forever in bloom

Brighten a room with an artful arrangement of everlastings

As the last flowers of summer begin to fade, those bright, cheerful colours can live on through fall and winter in arrangements consisting of everlastings, blooms that maintain their vibrancy even after being dried. Read more »

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