Cut Through the Dining Doldrums
FREE | 20 Recipes for Simple Dining Book

Eating simple, healthy meals doesn't have to be boring. No more plain baked chicken and plain salad.


Penstemons in the late summer garden

The late summer charm of penstemons

Euphorbia Alert

Euphorbias are hardy, easy, popular, and… poisonous! A word to the wise gardener: Avoid pruning Euphorbia. If you must...

Pretty as a…Petunia

The spreading-petunia market just got hotter! The Explorer series is a new introduction from Sakata Seed and will continue to...

Wild peas

All of the peas we eat today are the result of 10,000 years of human selection, connecting us firmly with...

Lawn Care: Green Strategies for Managing the European Chafer Beetle

European chafer (Rhizotrogus majalis) may be lurking in your lawn.

The balanced pond

Five floating plants to control algae and maintain your water garden’s healthy ecosystem.

Seed collecting

Seed collecting is a great means of increasing the number of desired plants from year to year, as well as...

Water Lily Blooms

The water lily can be an elusive bloomer, so here are a few ideas to maximize your chances of a...

Plant drought hardy containers

Plant an easy-care perennial container that will withstand heat and drought with style.


Camas are an easy-to-grow bulb with exceptional beauty and exotic flavour.

Garden Travels: Margaret Baxter

The otherworldly charm of Margaret Baxter's haven in the heart of Victoria

Precious Peonies

The other amazing thing about this group of plants is their hardiness, making them ideal candidates for interior and northern...


Although I had prepared for a sprinkler system, I nevertheless felt that most of the newcomers should be well suited...

Prolong Perennial Blooms

Planning an early-autumn outdoor wedding? Prolong or delay the flowering of hardy perennials by selective hard-pruning. When monkshood (Aconitum spp.)...

Trim with Care: Line-Trimmers

Line-trimmers are great for grass but can be deadly for trees. A peek inside a tree shows why. Bark is...

Dried Flowers

Nowhere is change more evident than in the garden. A bloom that was perfect only a day ago can quickly...

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