Organic Gardening

There are some great gardens out there, and we’re happy to highlight some of the very best for your inspiration!

Organic Gardening and Composting

For many traditional gardeners, the recent increase in the popularity of ‘organic’ gardening appears to have brought with it some rather extreme notions; it would be easy to believe that to garden organically, your garden has to resemble a municipal … Continue reading

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Xeriscaping

The word “xeros” means dry in Greek. So in terms of landscaping it means installing drought resistant plants in the garden.  Your area’s natural rainfall should be enough to keep these special plants going. Xeriscaping is an intelligent environmental choice … Continue reading

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We Covered That Ground

Do you find your garden is too full of bare spots?  You are tired of looking at too much soil or mulch?  Well there is a way to make your garden look full, green and lush:  groundcovers!  There is an … Continue reading

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Good Things Come in Pairs.

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Companion planting is an interesting way to diversify your summer vegetable garden.  The flavour of some plants is actually changed through this technique.  Aesthetically, companion planting can be quite beautiful with plants growing on different levels throughout your garden such … Continue reading

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Getting to the Heart of the Lettuce

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You can still sow lettuce seeds or buy starter plants now for a living salad bar throughout the fall. Also remember you can do this on your balcony in boxes! Lettuce is a beautiful edible plant that comes in different … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening 101

So you want to try organic gardening? Here are 8 easy tips for the beginning organic gardener. 1. Choose a convenient spot with lots of sunshine and that is easy for you to access. 2. Check out the texture of … Continue reading

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