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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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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 Get Your Kids in the Garden–and Like it!

Every Mom who likes to garden dreams of getting their children into gardening. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your mini-me help you plant and tend the garden, and even pick the odd weed or two? Unfortunately, trying to garden with children often turns into a power struggle, or it’s

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How to Harvest & Process Fresh Pumpkin

For the longest time I’ve had an irrational fear of processing pumpkins.  It just seemed overwhelming.  How would I cut them?  Why did the guts have to be so gross to deal with? Then as pumpkin puree climbed to $4 a can, I decided enough was enough.

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Week 6: Final Yard Transformation Reveal

Wow, what an incredibly busy 6 weeks this Yard Transformation Challenge has been.  Thanks again to Nat of Simple Family Crazy Life for hosting the challenge and giving me some extra motivation to whip my yard into shape. Missed the other weeks?  Here’s Week 1 // Week 2 // Week

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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!