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44 POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY FLOWERS AND HERBS TO HELP SAVE THE BEES

Creating a pollinator-friendly garden is a win for both you and nature. You create a habitat for the bees, which in turn pollinate your garden, which leads to delicious vegetables and better yields. But what flowers are the best flowers to save the bees and other pollinators? I’ve researched and

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HOW TO PLAN & DESIGN A LOW MAINTENANCE FLOWER BED

Designing your first flower bed can be a daunting process. You probably know where you want it, but how big should it be? What should you plant in it that won’t die? How can you keep everything as low maintenance as possible so you don’t have to spend the entire

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PEONIES: GROWING TIPS AND BEAUTIFUL DIYS

For two weeks in June peony lovers everywhere rejoice and furiously arrange and photograph their precious flowers… or maybe that’s just me. There’s nothing like those delicate shades of pink and that glorious scent wafting from every bloom. But peonies aren’t always as easy to grow as they might seem.

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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 the perennials

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27 DROUGHT-TOLERANT NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE PRAIRIES

Gardening in a drought is no fun. Sure, if you have access to some city or well water, you can keep your plants alive, but nothing will really thrive in a drought. Enter native plants! As gardeners, we like to be conscious of our footprint on the environment and save

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26 ANNUALS THAT GROW IN THE SHADE

Shade can be the bane of every flower gardener’s existence. You’d like something to brighten up that dark corner in your yard… but what can you plant? I’ve compiled a list of 26 shade-loving annuals to fill up your shady flower bed, along with a few helpful hints for gardening

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25+ 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 in the early 1990s? Well, I did, too. I confess that when I saw what today’s farmer florists are making with dried flowers in the 2020s, I

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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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