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26 Best Flowers to Grow for Dried Flower Arrangements

When you think of dried flower arrangements and wreaths, do you think of those horrible things your Mom and Grandma used to display from the early 1990’s? Well, I did. And I confess that when I saw what today’s flower farmers and florists were making with dried flowers in the

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17 Perennial Flowers That Love Shade

Shade is the enemy of every beginner gardener.  It seems like your eye is drawn to every sun loving plant in the greenhouse and there are no exciting options for your shady perennial flower garden. I’ve compiled 17 shade-loving perennials that are easy to grow in your landscape. These are

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How to Design a Cut Flower Garden in Raised Beds

You don’t have to have acres and acres of space to grow a cut flower garden. In fact, you don’t even need a backyard. If you have a few raised beds, I can show you how to take the principles of square foot gardening and apply them to flowers instead

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How to Start a Cut Flower Garden

So you want to start a cut flower garden, but you don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and I’ll show you where to buy the best cut flower seeds, tubers, and corms, some resources for seed starting cut flowers,

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How to Make Watercolour Decorated Sugar Cookies

When you need a Christmas gift that looks like a million dollars, but isn’t, these cookies are your new best friend. Sure, these sugar cookies take some time to execute. But the trade off is worth it! You only need simple food colouring and dollar store paint brushes–things that are

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Homemade Turtles Candies

Growing up, it simply wouldn’t be Christmas without that orange and black striped box of Turtles chocolates. We would save it especially for Christmas Eve and devour them while opening presents after Mass under the twinkling glow of a Christmas Tree. Over the years the branding changed, the Turtles got

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White Chocolate Dipped Snowflake Shortbread

Christmas is almost here!  If you’re searching for a last-minute cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray).  A quick dip in white chocolate and a

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Easy to Make Rustic Minimal DIY Christmas Wreath

Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens.  I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause.  So I set out to make my own. This version is super easy to make and the supplies

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Oven Dried Oranges & Grapefruit

This year I’m really into natural, rustic Christmas decor–think lots of boughs of evergreen and cedar, pinecones, berries, and dried oranges and grapefruit. The other elements are easy, but drying oranges in the oven takes a bit of finesse. Sure, it might seem simple, but when you dry orange slices

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How to Compost when its Freezing Outside

We all want to do our part and compost as much as we can. But how do you continue composting in winter, especially if you live in the freezing hinterland that is Canada? Does composting even work in winter? And what about when it’s minus 40?!?! If you are looking

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Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!