Five Tips to a Better Lawn

  We’ve all done it, walked down the street and stopped to stare with envy at the perfect lawn of a neighbour. That lawn that is the perfect shade or green, weed free and every blade of grass seems to be just the perfect height. You ponder how he does it – well I have […]

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

Every year Pantone, which in my opinion is the authority on colour, announces their colour of the year. Last year you may recall the colour was Marsala, and we saw lots of great items popping up in fantastic maroon tones. This year, Pantone has announced the colours of the year. Yes COLOURS! The choices for this year […]

Slowly….There are Signs of Spring!

This past week the temperatures have been in the double digits, in fact it has been the warmest it has been in 6 MONTHS! I’ve long since broken out my sandals…for me, that is a sure sign of spring! However, now that the snow has finally melted at home here just outside of Barrie, Ontario […]

Perennial of the Year 2015 – Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

   Every year the Perennial Plant Association names a Perennial of the Year, and for 2015 that choice is ‘Biokovo’ Cranesbill (Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’) Cranesbills are amongst my favorite perennials for the garden. Their profuse blooms and excellent mounding habit make them a sure win in the garden! I’ve been known to sneak Cranesbills into my garden […]

Kids and Gardening – Fun Stuff at Innisfil Montessori Academy

I love when kids are interested in plants and gardening. When I see visit clients or friends and their children ask me questions about plants or their gardens I am always thrilled to answer them and engage them in the design process. Introducing children to gardening at a young age will help build a love […]