Plant a fruit tree now for a bounty in the coming season

Remember the days when fruit actually had a taste? The best way to guarantee that you can enjoy nature’s bounty is to grow your own. The advantages of healthy homegrown fruit are legion. Not only do homegrown fruit taste like real fruit should, sweet and juicy, but you will save money as well has lower your own carbon footprint. Growing … Read More

Six year-round gardening resolutions

One way through which we know that it is the New Year is by all the joggers out on the roads and the spectacular spike in gym attendance. We always set goals for ourselves as we embark on a new year, yet these rarely extend to our gardens. So, why not pick a few simple gardening resolutions that you can … Read More

Hydrangea throughout the seasons

A “Krismisroos” by any other name  ~ Hydrangea macrophylla is one of our garden plants that best showcases the extreme differences in seasons.  From looking like nothing more than a bunch of twigs during winter to its stunning bountiful blooms in summer.  Hydrangeas are also known as the Christmas flower owing to their amazing flowering during the festive season.  As … Read More

Garden with nature, not against it.

With the rains finally arriving, our gardens have suddenly been transformed into an oasis of green and colour. With this change, the creatures and critters in our gardens also spring to life. These denizens are often misunderstood and unappreciated. However, they play an integral role in maintaining a natural, healthy equilibrium in our gardens. When looking at nature, you will … Read More

Create your own food box in six easy steps

Gone are the days of massive yards with big open spaces for food gardening.  Enter the age of duplexes and town houses. Despite growing space being limited, you can still enjoy the rewards of growing your own food. One way of getting around the space problem is by planting your edibles in containers and hanging baskets.  Lately, wooden boxes have … Read More