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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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HOW TO START A SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

When you’re short on space, square foot gardening is the answer! I started planting my garden using the square foot gardening method instead of traditional rows in 2019, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! But how do you start a square foot garden? And is it complicated? In

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THE BEST METHOD FOR MAKING TEA-DYED EASTER EGGS

I love using natural dyes for colouring my Easter eggs. Using them feels like one giant science experiment, and the results can vary depending on which brand of tea you use and how long you leave the eggs in the dye. Plus, with tea-dyed Easter eggs, you don’t have to

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COMPOSTABLE NEWSPRINT SEED STARTING POTS

Seed starting is a fun way to grow the plants you really want to grow that you can’t always find at the greenhouse, but it’s frustrating having to use so much flimsy plastic. Sure, you can use recycled plastic containers to cut down on waste, but did you know there’s

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Easy to Make Rustic Minimal DIY Christmas Wreath

Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens.  I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause.  So I set out to make my own. This version is super easy to make and the supplies

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5 Easy Annual Flowers for Beginner Seed Savers

What’s the easiest way you can make a dent in your gardening budget?  Saving seeds!! It’s so easy to save seeds from cut flowers and other annual flowers that you can use next year.  While some seeds require a little more know-how than others to save, I’ve compiled some of

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Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam with Pectin

As a child, my favourite jam without question was strawberry jam. I loved my grandma’s homemade jam and I slathered it thick on fresh slices of homemade bread. However, once I became an adult, strawberry jam kind of tasted. . . bland. I wondered how I loved it so much

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Classic Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

Christmas is almost here!  If you’re searching for a last-minute cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray).

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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.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!