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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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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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TOP 10 FLOWERS AND PLANTS FOR LANDSCAPING

Who doesn’t love perennials that bloom for a long period of time? Those flowers with long-lasting colours that are sure to wow the neighbours and cause an extra spark of happiness each time you walk up to your door? I’m sure I’m not alone in this obsession. These are the

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7 Backyard Landscaping Decisions You’ll Regret

Everyone wants a backyard that is beautifully landscaped and low maintenance.  A place where you can relax after a long day. However, if you’re going the DIY route to creating a backyard landscape, there are some pitfalls to avoid.  These mistakes look fine when you first plant them, but in

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Creating Whimsy in Your Garden

Once the perennials have emerged, you’ve planted some annuals here and there, and all your flowers are looking great, it time to have some fun by Creating Whimsy In Your Garden. I truly love every task that gardening involves, but my favorite thing to do is kick my creative side

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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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