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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 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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COMMON GERMINATION PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX THEM

Whether you’re seed starting for the first time or the hundredth time, proper seed germination is always a concern. We all want excellent germination followed by lush, healthy seedlings, but how do we get there!? What are the conditions necessary for germination? In this post, I’ll let you in on

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SHIFTING ROOTS’ ESSENTIAL GARDENING SUPPLIES

With so many different gardening supplies out there, how do you know which one to choose? I’ve tried a LOT of products in the garden, and over the years I’ve narrowed it down to what works best for me. As you’re going through this list of must-have gardening items, consider

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DIY SEED STARTING FROM YOUR WINDOW

When I was a little girl my grandmother started marigolds every winter in a little modified milk garden planter with her seeds from last year’s crop. I loved those marigolds in her brick planters and still think of her every time I see a marigold. You really don’t need a

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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!