Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and I always loved getting those little cards when I was a kid. Everyone would tuck little cards into the bags taped to our desks and we all would excitedly open them to see what the cards revealed. The Vintage Valentine Museum has tons of those little cards that we received over…

Pantone’s Colour of the Year – Living Coral

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral! “In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy,” Pantone says online. “Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.”…

Does that tree have leaves under the snow?

We may be in the dead of winter, temperatures have dipped as low as -40C with the windchill in my neighbourhood but there are still leaves on many of the trees – in fact the tree in this photo is in my front garden! These trees, which include Oaks, Beeches and Hornbeams are known to…

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Pantone has released their colour of the year for 2018 and it is one of my personal favourites. This year, plan to see lots of “Ultra Violet” on the shelves of your favourite home décor stores, hanging in your favourite boutiques and yes, in your local garden center! Purple is a colour I use a…

The Joys Of Your Own Garden

It isn’t surprising that surveys indicate that about 80 percent of Americans enjoy maintaining a home garden and spending time in it. Many people find that a well kept and attractive garden can be a welcome respite from the stresses of everyday life; in fact, spending time in the garden is one of the most…

Winter Plant Protection

Landscaping is a big investment and many of your shrubs and trees may need a bit of TLC before the harsh weather of winter arrives. Often as we drive through the neighbourhood we see shrubs and trees wrapped in burlap and you may wonder why these plants are wrapped? There are three main reasons that…

Splitting Perennials

After a few years perennials tend to become a bit overgrown and leggy, afterall plants are a living thing and therefore require maintenance. Perennials need to have some special attention paid to them every two to three years to keep them looking their best. Splitting perennials is a relatively simple process and one that keeps…

Provincial Flowers

Did you know each province has a provincial flower? Below is a list of each provinces flower! British Columbia – Dogwood Alberta – Wild Rose Saskatchewan – Orange-Red Lily Manitoba – Prairie Crocus Ontario – Trillium Quebec – Iris Versicolour New Brunswick – Purple Violet Nova Scotia – Trailing Arbitus Newfoundland – Pitcher Plant PEI…

Native Maples to Canada

Happy Canada Day! Are you looking to look to add a Maple Tree to your property this year to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday? Here is a list of Native Maples thanky ou to  mapleleavesforever.com Sugar Maple Red Maple Silver Maple Black Maple Big Leaf Maple Douglas Maple Manitoba Maple Mountain Maple Striped Maple Vine Maple

HYDRANGEAS – Did you Know?

The colour of your Hydrangea blooms can be dictated by your soil pH. Acidic soil will turn your Hydrangeas blue while an alkaline soil will turn your Hydrangeas pink. You can “change” your Hydrageas by applying lime (to make your soil alkaline) or Sulphur (to make your soil acidic). Alternatively there are products called “Colour…