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DIY PLASTIC FLOWER POT MAKEOVER

Are your plastic flowerpots looking a little tired this year? Give them a quick and easy makeover with two cans of spray paint and a little bit of creativity. In this blog post, I’ll show you how you can transform your pots from blah to wow with this easy DIY.

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57 BEST PERENNIALS TO PLANT IN ZONE 3

You asked for it and you got it: a list of the most-loved perennials for Zone 3.   These perennials are the stars of the garden, blooming year after year and delighting their owners every time. Pick these winners up at your nearest garden centre, or ask a friend with

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HOW TO SPACE YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

Are you planning to start a vegetable garden but you’ve been asking yourself… How do I space my garden so it doesn’t get too crowded? Then this is the blog post for you! Here, I answer some common questions about spacing plants in a vegetable garden and provide vegetable spacing

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32 FLOWERS, GROUND COVER, AND SHRUBS THAT GROW UNDER TREES

I’m going to start this post by saying that starting a garden underneath a tree can be a challenging task. You’ll likely be battling shade, dry ground, and acidic conditions if you’re planting underneath a coniferous tree. If you’re not fully committed to this gardening challenge, I highly recommend putting

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10 BEST CUT AND COME AGAIN FLOWERS

As a flower farmer, cut and come again flowers make the most sense for your bottom line. They have a longer growing period than one and done cut flowers and provide you with blooms all season long. Cut and come again flowers come in all varieties and can be used

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HOW TO START GLADIOLUS BULBS INDOORS

If you garden in a cold climate with a short growing season, you know the frustration of growing late-season flowers like glads. They take so long to bloom that you run the risk of not even seeing your blooms if an early frost happens! And glads are so frost tender,

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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!