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26 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 from the early 1990’s? Well, I did. And I confess that when I saw what today’s flower farmers and florists were making with dried flowers in the

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How to Design a Cut Flower Garden in Raised Beds

You don’t have to have acres and acres of space to grow a cut flower garden. In fact, you don’t even need a backyard. If you have a few raised beds, I can show you how to take the principles of square foot gardening and apply them to flowers instead

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How to Start a Cut Flower Garden

So you want to start a cut flower garden, but you don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and I’ll show you where to buy the best cut flower seeds, tubers, and corms, some resources for seed starting cut flowers,

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How to Make Watercolour Decorated Sugar Cookies

When you need a Christmas gift that looks like a million dollars, but isn’t, these cookies are your new best friend. Sure, these sugar cookies take some time to execute. But the trade off is worth it! You only need simple food colouring and dollar store paint brushes–things that are

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Homemade Turtles Candies

Growing up, it simply wouldn’t be Christmas without that orange and black striped box of Turtles chocolates. We would save it especially for Christmas Eve and devour them while opening presents after Mass under the twinkling glow of a Christmas Tree. Over the years the branding changed, the Turtles got

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Oven Dried Oranges & Grapefruit

This year I’m really into natural, rustic Christmas decor–think lots of boughs of evergreen and cedar, pinecones, berries, and dried oranges and grapefruit. The other elements are easy, but drying oranges in the oven takes a bit of finesse. Sure, it might seem simple, but when you dry orange slices

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How to Compost when its Freezing Outside

We all want to do our part and compost as much as we can. But how do you continue composting in winter, especially if you live in the freezing hinterland that is Canada? Does composting even work in winter? And what about when it’s minus 40?!?! If you are looking

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How to Propagate A Christmas Cactus

You have this adorable Christmas cactus, but then your inquisitive toddler gets into your plant and suddenly that houseplant got a haircut it didn’t need. Sigh. Don’t throw away those bits and pieces of Christmas cactus!! You can easily propagate them into new baby plants. Now to find a place

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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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