Carson Arthur gives you a tour of his solar-powered chicken coop and explains how he successfully introduced baby Colombian Wine Dot chicks to a Brahma chicken mother.
I have a little confession to make…I have a lot of stuff that I plan to get to, but never really do. Unfortunately, all of these half-started projects end up in my garage.
Luckily for me, I am not alone in this dirty little secret. More than 70 per cent of Canadians admit that they can’t park their car in the garage because it has become the default spot to store all of their awkward items like ladders, wheelbarrows and garden hoses. What make this even worse, according to new online research, 74 per cent of new homebuyers are looking for a garage too. Is this a potential epidemic? While not likely, this is the perfect time to get motivated and do something about it.
I recently had the opportunity to head west and speak at the B.C. Home and Garden show in Vancouver. This was the perfect opportunity to really take a look at what is happening in the garden scene.
The trends for 2017 are definitely clear and all the experts agree, the definition of garden is changing.
The big lawn with perennial beds are officially behind us. Homeowners are demanding more from their outdoor spaces.
Here are the trends to watch for in the year ahead.
The garden trends for 2017 have been revealed, and all of the experts agree, the definition of “garden” is definitely changing! The big lawn with perennial beds are officially behind us and homeowners are demanding more from their outdoor spaces. Here are the new and unusual trends to watch for in the year ahead.
After my latest article on bringing plants inside, I had several readers reach out with questions and comments about having plants inside to help get through the winter blahs.
Q) Angela in Lawrencetown wrote: “I loved your article on terrariums and plants under glass. My problem is that I live in a small apartment and don’t have a lot of natural light. Are there other options for bringing some floral colour into my home?”
A) The trouble with plants is that they all seem to need some sort of light. I’ve played with different lighting systems and many of the new grow-light technologies work really well as a substitute for natural sunlight in your home.
Unfortunately, the harsh blue-tinged light isn’t the nicest to look at and curbs the joy of having flowering plants in the first place.
Instead, why don’t you opt for a coffee table book? Now this sounds crazy — and I’m laughing at myself for saying it — but I recently stumbled across a book that had such vivid pictures, it was almost like the plants were jumping off of the page. It’s like having an instant garden at your fingertips.
If you are at all like me, you’ve had just about enough of this winter. It’s hard to get motivated by the promise of spring when it seems like we are getting hit by winter storm after winter storm.
I have a way to get you back into a greener mood — and it can be done inside your own home.
Terrariums have been on trend for interior design for a few years now. I currently have a few on the go in my home. I treat them like mini gardens, complete with statues, rocks, plants and moss.
There are a few things you should know about terrariums though.