Monthly Archives: November 2013

Guest Post: Storing your Plants for Cold Weather Planting

Late autumn and early winter is an excellent time to plant, but that doesn’t mean conditions will always be perfect. If you find yourself geared up to plant and stuck in a freeze you’ll have no choice but to wait … Continue reading

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Flowers created with code

Daniel Brown is a programmer, designer, & artist who creates stunning flowers from code.  Yes code! All of these images are computer generated and one things for sure, he’s darn good at it! Daniels work is showcased in some very … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Crafts for Kids

All parents know keeping a child busy keeps a child out of trouble! I found some great videos on YouTube that will keep you and your child entertained for ages, plus you’ll create some pretty neat flowers! Crafts for preschoolers … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Portulaca

I love this annual, in fact it made it into my favourite new varieties for both 2011 and 2012! 2011 – Portulaca, Duet Hawaiian Rose     2012 – Portulaca, Happy Hour Coconut As you can see, same plant, completely different … Continue reading

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Top 5 Plants for Christmas

Adding plants to your home is a simple and cost effective way to add to your decor and to change it up for the various holidays and celebrations throughout the year. Below is my pick of the top 5 houseplants … Continue reading

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Preventing Plant Troubles

All gardens, no matter how well maintained are subject to troubles from insects and diseases that can, and will attack your plants as soon as your back is turned! The best way to handle plant troubles is PREVENTION. Choose your … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Wild Rose

I love our Wild Rose! The Alberta Wild Rose grows all over Alberta from north to south and even in the mountains. Producing delicate pink blooms from May to August, this bush adds a wild elegance to woods, fields & … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Astrantia

Astrantia, commonly known as Masterwort is a beautiful, shade loving perennial that adds colour and uniqueness to every garden, especially so when you consider it makes for a beautiful & long lasting cut flower. Masterwort can easily be grown from … Continue reading

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Grower Direct Fun & Freebies!

I wanted to do a quick post about our Sponsor: Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers. If you’re in Canada it’s a name you’re familiar with but did you know about the contests and freebies from Grower Direct? Yes, not only … Continue reading

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Flower Care Reminder: Poinsettias at Christmas!

As we enter the mid November weeks, magic is in the air as Christmas begins to wind its way back into the air and the holidays begin to approach rapidly! With Christmas of course comes the wonderful potted Poinsettia, a … Continue reading

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