Know what’s stressing your plants

Plants exhibit signs of stress, just like we do. Paul Zammit, director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden, identifies three plant ailments and how to nurse plants back to health. [PDF of full article]

Published: Growing Guide (February/March 2010) in Canadian Gardening magazine
Notes: This piece was part of a ‘How To’ gardening package I wrote for the annual which has a different theme every year.

Grow your garden on a budget

Visit plant sales or swaps. Check local horticultural societies or garden clubs for annual sales. Besides offering plants that thrive in your area, you might get some free advice or growing tips. [PDF of full article]

Published:
Growing Guide (February/March 2010) in Canadian Gardening magazine
Notes: This piece was part of a ‘How To’ gardening package I wrote for the annual which has a different theme every year.

Know what you grow

Spotting invasive plants may be harder than you think

The words “invasive plant” might seem self-explanatory, but in fact there’s a lot more to them than one might think. “With the development of Invasive Plant Councils in Canada in the last several years, people have started thinking beyond just invasive plants and weeds infesting crops,” says David Clements, professor of biology and environmental studies at Trinity Western University in B.C. ‘Backyard’ invasive plants are still something to avoid. [PDF of full article]

Published:
Growing Guide (February/March 2010) in Canadian Gardening magazine
Notes: This piece was part of a ‘How To’ gardening package I wrote for the annual which has a different theme every year.

Coax a little spring out of your bulbs

Get spring started early by growing tulips, daffodils and other early bloomers indoors Read more »

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 »

21 tips for an easy move

Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas.

Let’s face it: Unless you’re a minimalist, moving is one of the biggest household tasks there is and it can be extremely overwhelming. But if you can get a head start and stay organized, you should make it through this mammoth process unscathed and ready to enjoy your new abode. Here are 21 tips to help you avoid moving day chaos. [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 »

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