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How to Divide and Propagate Succulents

Two years ago one of my students gave me a pot of succulents as a thank you gift.  My love affair with succulents began.  They did well that first summer, then over the winter one of the varieties died and the other two looked not far behind.  I kept them

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The Last Fall Flowers

“Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone.  All her lovely companions are faded and gone.” Any singers out there sing or teach this song?  I couldn’t help but sing it to myself as I used up the last of the flowers in my mother’s garden.  I was modelling

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Zinnia Floral Arrangements for a Beautiful Home

Zinnias are my favourite flower and they are finally in bloom!  They were the stars of my wedding flowers so they will always hold a special place in my heart.  Unfortunately, that means summer, and the bulk of flower season, is over. Until then, lets all make the best of

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Flower Friday

Despite my most positive thoughts, the dining room is not done this week for your viewing pleasure.  It’s halfway there though!  Just baseboard paint and a bit more wallpaper to remove.  You would think that it would be so much easier because this stuff has paint under it.  But it’s

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Easy White Peony & Yellow Lily Bouquet

I wasn’t going to do any more floral arrangements for awhile, but a trip to my Mom’s proved otherwise.  The lilies were in bloom, there were a few good white peonies left, and I simply couldn’t resist.  Do you have some peonies, lilies, yarrow, and ferns in your yard?  If

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DIY Wedding Flowers From Your Backyard

Weddings are expensive!  Save some money and get a creative friend to make your bouquets for your big day.  (You can use this tutorial.)  Here’s some inspiration to get you going.  All of these bouquets were make with flowers literally sourced from my or my mothers backyard.

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5 Easy-to-Make Peony Floral Arrangements

Our peony week has come to an end!  If you missed any of the posts, here’s all the links. Plenty of peonies in your yard and no idea what to do with them?  You’ve come to the right place!  Here’s 5 Easy projects you can make with flowers you likely

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A Country Inspired Peony Arrangement

Last but not least, we’ll be making a large country-inspired peony arrangement.  This time around we’re going for a more unstructured look, so we get to pretty much skip the clean-your-greens step!

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DIY Bridal Flowers for Practically Free!

Today’s post is for all our brides and those helping them plan their weddings.  If you’re lucky enough to have a wedding during peony season, it’s really easy to get a crafty friend to make this bridal bouquet for you.  I originally planned to only post an arrangement for the

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Kristen

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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.

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