I’ve gone to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair every November since 1994, but it has only been the past few years I’ve noticed all the gardening and agricultural displays. I’ve always focussed on the horses, occasionally noticing the dogs, cows and other creatures, but my interests have expanded recently, and now I search out the […]
Healthy bee colonies are important. Here’s what can we do to help make bees happy. Info about the role of urban bee colonies? She where honey come from.
Kat Fox taste-tests her way through the Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm, and learns about the importance of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
The recent Applewood Garden Tour in Mississauga, Ont., included the garden of Liz Primeau, a regular contributor to Garden Making and the author of several gardening books, as well as the gardens of two artists, which showed great creativity and artistic touches. Here are some of my favourite vignettes from these three gardens. […]
It’s time for an update on my first ever vegetable bed. I held off on posting an update and taking new photos of my cinder block raised bed because back in June, it didn’t look very exciting with just small seedlings in there. It needed to be more lush before it was ready for sharing! […]
“Pink and white carnations — one desires so much more than that.” As Wallace Stevens puts it in “The Poems of our Climate,” sometimes we want more than just carnations. Beyond the usual roses and peonies, there are many plants in our gardens that make gorgeous arrangements. I recently had some fun walking around my garden, […]
How to grow lupines. These plants are tall, colourful perennials.
Through the Garden Gate, the annual tour of private gardens put on by the Toronto Botanical Garden, is set in a different neighbourhood each year. This year’s tour focuses on Forest Hill, one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in the city, which means visitors will get an up-close look at some grand and decadent gardens. Last week’s […]
When building a raised garden bed, you can use almost any material — straw bales, rocks, concrete, logs. A popular choice is lumber.