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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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Week 5: Yard Transformation Challenge

May Long Weekend (or the unofficial Gardening-Weekend-in-Canada as I like to call it) has come and gone and my garden is in the ground!  This week was extremely busy as I hustled to get my garden in, mow and fertilize the lawn, and cut down the overgrown nuisance trees in

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Week Two: The Six Week Yard Transformation Challenge

Welcome to Week Two of the 6 Week Yard Transformation Challenge, hosted by my friend Nat at projects I hope to accomplish as part of the challenge. This week was all about preparation.  It’s still too cold to plant much of anything, however, I did get some painting done.  Grab

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Week 1: The Six Week Yard Transformation Challenge

Welcome to Week One of the 6 Week Yard Transformation Challenge, hosted by my friend Nat at Simple Family-Crazy Life. Nat is starting her second round of the challenge for those of us in colder climates. You can check out her front yard in the first round. The snow has just

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Blue and White Patio Makeover Inspiration

This post contains affiliate links.  That means if you purchase anything, I earn some coffee money at no extra cost to you.  You can read my disclosure policy here. When I was on vacation in New York recently, I took tons of photos of things in the city that inspired me.

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25 Best Gardening Books for the Urban Gardener

Urban gardeners face some special challenges, the biggest of which is lack of space.  These 25 gardening books cover all the bases to build the beginner urban gardener’s confidence.  I’ve assembled a collection that covers general gardening knowledge, companion planting, composting, small space gardening, and so much more. Also, I

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For the Love of Berry Picking

It’s a hot sticky morning in July and I wake up to the bright sun at 6:30am.  Why am I up this early?  Oh yes, it’s berry picking season. Yesterday I spent 2 hours in the scorching sun only to pick one pail of Saskatoon berries.  Today I’ll be picking

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Grow roots with us

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!