beginner gardening

Jason cut a spike into one end of each wooden plank to make them easier to pound into the ground with a mallet. The planks are about 6 inches (15 cm) in the ground, but they can be pushed lower if desired.

Easy garden edging ideas (and more from my gardening friends)

Kat Fox

Over the past few weeks, I visited two friends and found them in the middle of garden construction projects. Because ...

A beginner’s guide to loving and growing succulents

Kat Fox

Marian and Louis Damm, owners of Floral Dimensions, answered some of my beginner questions and I also saw some amazing ideas for displaying succulents.

Walking through the masses of tomatoes in Stokes Seeds' trial gardens.

Taste-testing veggies at Stokes

Kat Fox

Kat Fox visited Stokes Seeds’ trial gardens in St. Catharines, Ont., to enjoyed taste-testing veggies and learn about a new way to grow tomatoes.

'Brandywine' tomatoes, the variety being grafted onto hardier rootstock. Photo from Stokes Seeds.

Grafted tomatoes promise hardier plants

Kat Fox

Grafted tomato plants will be available to home gardeners, who can then grow tomatoes with the vigour of specific rootstock and the taste of specific fruit.

Roses in the trial gardens at Landscape Ontario. (Photo by Heather Hayden)

New hardy roses even a beginner can grow

Kat Fox

As a new gardener, some plants intimidate me more than others. I hear rumours that lupins are picky about soil, ...