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Canada Day Celebration with Province by Province Menu Ideas

Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching! If there’s any year to throw a Canada Day celebration for your friends and family–this is the year. Planning the perfect backyard Canada Day celebration doesn’t have to be hard.  I’ve come up with a couple of easy and fun ideas to make your

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25 Must Read Books for the Prairie Gardener

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! Gardeners in the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba face unique gardening challenges.  Our harsh winters and short growing season mean that typical gardening advice doesn’t

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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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A Day at Petrofka Orchards

Amongst all the craziness of moving the last bit of our stuff and starting a new teaching year, family time has been in short supply.  We decided to remedy the situation and took a family stay-cation to the Petrofka Orchards.  We first encountered the Orchards two years ago when we

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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!