Christina Symons

Christina Symons is a professional freelance writer and photographer specializing in lifestyle, food and garden topics. She is the Green Room columnist at TVW magazine and Living Well columnist at Coast Reporter newspaper. Christina contributes to Vancouver Sun, Globe & Mail, GardenWise, BC Home and Style at Home. is co-author of two gardening books, Everyday Eden (Harbour 2011) and Sow Simple (Harbour 2012) and blogs at Everyday Eden.

Recent Posts

Forcing Flower Bulbs for Winter Blooming

Tricking your bulbs into blossoming doesn't have to be a dull affair; turn this garden practice into a decorative challenge...

Wonderful Winter Squashes

It's the most wonderful time of year (for squash)!

Distinctive Bark Adds Texture to Your Garden

Tap the power of the bark side to enrich your garden through the fall and winter seasons

Make a Statement in Your Garden with Finials

Is your garden lacking that final piece of the puzzle? A finial might be just what you need

Food & Drink
Curing Olives for a Dirty Garden Martini

Looking to spice up your evening? There's nothing better than a delicious martini topped off with homegrown olives

Moving Your Bonsai Tree Indoors

The bonsai tree is a great plant for inside the home or out on the patio. Here's how to safely...

Fall Outdoor Furniture

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean outdoor lounging has to end

Food & Drink
Growing Figs and Making Jam

Learn how and when to best grow figs, and then create the ultimate appetizer with our fig jam recipe

Topiary Sculptures for the Patio

Add pizazz to your deck or patio with playful topiary sculptures

The Easy Efficiency of Air Plants

The Tillandsia is perfect for would-be planters, with its exotic look and low-maintenance ways

New and Vintage Garden Decor Pieces

For the best of both worlds, explore home decor stores for garden accent pieces that will give your yard a...

How to Make Calendula Oil

A savior for all skin-related plights, the petals of marigolds are as physically beneficial as they are beautiful

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