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17 Perennial Flowers That Love Shade

Shade is the enemy of every beginner gardener.  It seems like your eye is drawn to every sun loving plant in the greenhouse and there are no exciting options for your shady perennial flower garden. I’ve compiled 17 shade-loving perennials that are easy to grow in your landscape. These are

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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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This Is What Your Urban Garden Can Grow in One Year

Think you have too little space in your city backyard to garden?  I’m here to tell you that as long as you have decent light, you don’t. This year I planted a small garden in my backyard in a designated garden area, amongst my flowers wherever there was space, in

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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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DIY Fairy Garden

Over the next three weeks I’ll be taking a break from posts about the renovation.  It’s music festival season, so progress is unlikely.  However, it’s perfect time for quick DIY projects!

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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.

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