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25 Drought Tolerant Native Plants for the Prairies

Gardening in a drought is no fun. Sure, if you have access to city or well water, you can keep everything living. But nothing will really thrive. As gardeners, we like to be conscious of our footprint on the environment and save water where we can. One of the best

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5 Benefits to Landscaping with Low Maintenance Native Plants

What is Native Plant Landscaping? Native plant landscaping is using plants in your garden that originated locally in the wild from where you live. These plants can range from grasses to herbs to shrubs to trees. They include beautiful flowers and food source plants. There’s no special way to landscape native

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32 Flowers, Groundcover, and Shrubs that Grow Under Trees

I’m going to start this post by saying that starting a garden underneath a tree can be a challenging task. You’ll likely be battling shade, dry ground, and acidic conditions if you’re planting underneath a coniferous tree. If you’re not fully committed to this gardening challenge, I highly recommend a

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7 Backyard Landscaping Decisions You’ll Regret

Everyone wants a backyard that is beautifully landscaped and low maintenance.  A place where you can relax after a long day. However, if you’re going the DIY route to creating a backyard landscape, there are some pitfalls to avoid.  These mistakes look fine when you first plant them, but in

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How to Design a Front Yard Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Space is at a premium in urban centres, and you might not have enough space in your backyard to plant as many vegetables as you like. But have you ever thought of going out into your front yard? In some neighbourhoods, the front yard space is even larger than the

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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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