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The 2 Step Solution to Control Powdery Mildew

Your garden is doing well and you’re even starting to harvest some vegetables, when all of a sudden you see some weird little white spots on your pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, or zucchini.  You shrug it off, thinking it’s probably no big deal. A few days later it’s spread to more

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How to Survive a Heat Wave in Your Garden

It’s one of those humble-brag type of problems in the garden: Oh look, we’re having this crazy heat wave with wonderfully warm summer weather. What do I do? While you’re grateful for the nice weather, it’s easy for your plants to take an absolute beating when the temperatures soar high

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Blue and White Patio Makeover Inspiration

This post contains affiliate links.  That means if you purchase anything, I earn some coffee money at no extra cost to you.  You can read my disclosure policy here. When I was on vacation in New York recently, I took tons of photos of things in the city that inspired me.

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Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

August is a busy month for the home gardener.  The last of the beans and peas need picking.  Raspberries seem to ripen before your eyes.  Canning is in full swing.  Scorching hot days mean constant watering.  Who has time to make lunch?

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Fried Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Kale

Sometimes you need an easy win. Something that’s easy to make, uses up a lot of the extra zucchini you have laying around, and isn’t yet another variation of zucchini chocolate cake or zucchini poppyseed cake.  One can only have so many desserts! Fried garlic parmesan zucchini and kale is

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Light and Bright Farmhouse Style Entryway Refresh

Have you ever started a project, only to have it sit for months on end, staring you in the face and taunting you with its unfinished business?  Welcome to our entryway. I applied primer to it in October in a mad fit of trying to make our house look acceptable

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No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Every summer, my family searched high and low for a coveted box of New York Cherry Cheesecake ice cream.  Not just any grocery store would carry it, and even the ones that did didn’t always have it in stock. It was the small-town-holy-grail of ice cream. When I was in

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10 Must-Have Summer Bag Essentials

The temperatures are soaring, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining. . . it feels like summer to me.  For our family, summer means impromptu play dates, trips to the splash park, lazy beach days, and lots of ice cream.  It’s hard living a block from the best ice cream

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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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