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How to Compost when its Freezing Outside

We all want to do our part and compost as much as we can. But how do you continue composting in winter, especially if you live in the freezing hinterland that is Canada? Does composting even work in winter? And what about when it’s minus 40?!?! If you are looking

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How to Prepare Your Strawberries for the Winter

It’s another one of those rites of passage of learning to garden–killing the strawberries you so desperately wanted to save. Everybody loves strawberries, but nobody likes it when the strawberry plants they invested in last Spring die a slow and horrible death over the cold Canadian Winter.  Not that I’m

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How to Overwinter Dahlias in Cold Climates

Dahlias are arguably one of the most beautiful cut flowers to grow, but they can be one of the trickiest to overwinter in cold climates, such as my zone 3 garden in the Canadian Prairies. If not stored properly, dahlia tubers can either rot or dry out–destroying your precious dahlias!!

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Stop Killing Your Succulents and Do This Instead

We’ve all picked up a cute little succulent from the garden centre or grocery store, only to have it die a horrible death a few months later.  How could this happen?  Succulents are supposed to be easy!! While succulents don’t require as much maintenance as other plants, they’re not fool-proof.

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10 Must-Have Items to Hygge All Winter Long

Have you heard of Hygge? Chances are, you’ve probably been practicing hygge all along without realizing it. This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! What is Hygge anyway? Hygge is the idea of feeling

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Winter Snowflake Wreath on a Budget

Christmas is over, the weather is super cold, and its back to the grind.  For me, that means I need a project to keep my spirits up.  I found these snowflake ornaments and wreath for 70% off at Superstore and a wreath at Homesense for five dollars that got my

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Homemade Coffee Creamer

It’s officially winter and the thrill of Christmas has passed.  What’s a girl to do?  Curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee.  About that coffee. . . why not try making your own homemade coffee creamer?

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Easy Snowy Winter Twigs

Do you love those pretty sparkly & snowy branches that come into the stores this time of year, but hate the price tag? Me too. Thankfully, they are super easy to make with stuff you probably have around the house.

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