These top gardening tips for beginners can be a guide on what to consider before buying any plants. If you are a beginner gardener or new to gardening, you may have already been tempted to visit your local garden center to load up with beautiful flowers, fruit trees or vegetable seedlings, right? Hold up a minute....do you know those particular plants and shrubs will thrive in your … [Read more...]
Learn how to grow flowers and design a flower bed. We grow lots of perennial plants and annual flowers too, to provide lots of pretty colour all season long.
Read about growing a low maintenance shade flower garden, how to build a gravel path through your gardens and other great DIY flower growing tips.
If there’s one thing I absolutely love about nature, it’s watching flowers bloom in early Spring. The earliest blooms are from Fall bulbs planted for Spring flowers. Winter always feels like the most stagnant season. Trees have long since shed their leaves. Grass takes a break from growing. Plants are often buried under blankets of snow. Animals use winter to take a respite. Even … [Read more...]
Garden paths and walkways add a lot to the look of your yard. Whether you want to make a gravel path leading to your front door or a walk way through your backyard garden, paths are awesome additions to your yard. Here's how to make a gravel pathway. Here's the "before" picture of our yard. See that flower bed leading down to our barn? I created a perennial flower bed and filled it … [Read more...]
Check out this post and learn How to Grow Hops in your own garden! This unique plant is a crucial ingredient in beer and is surprisingly simple to grow, even for amateur gardeners! Growing hops at home is pretty easy and the vine adds plenty of visual interest to your garden. A fast grower, the vine will set hops the first year. The hops themselves can be used to brew a batch of homemade beer. … [Read more...]
Adding a flower bed makes such a beautiful difference to your yard. If you think your home is lacking some curb appeal, a flower bed is one of the easiest ways to change that. It doesn't take long to make one or to maintain one, especially if you use perennial plants. Here's how to make a flower bed. How to Create a Perennial Flower Bed First of course, you have to figure out where … [Read more...]
I've always wanted to try making some Dandelion Jelly - and this year, I did. Spring is Dandelion season here in southern BC! And wow do we get a lot of Dandelions here; we run an organic homestead here so do not use any pesticides or commercial weed killers. And, because of that, our native flowers and plants are left to grow, flower and reseed themselves. Dandelions are not weeds, no … [Read more...]
Why not grow Valerian? It's a fragrant perennial that can help with sleeping. I've been growing Valerian in many gardens of my past, well before we moved up here to the Cariboo. It is a wonderful perennial plant, so it dies back in the fall and then grows again in the spring. You can grow them from seed or buy one in a container and transplant it. I absolutely love the fragrance of … [Read more...]
A low maintenance shade garden is perfect for that shady spot in your yard! Fall is a great time to build new flower beds - you can plant perennials and let them get settled in. Closer to winter they will die back, only to reappear in the spring. They will grow and bloom in the spring, summer or fall, depending on the kind of perennial you choose. You can build a flower bed for the sun or one … [Read more...]