Simple DIY and budget-friendly indoor planters to bring greenery inside your home.
All around the world we continue to hear about the plight of bees. ‘Save the bees’ and ‘colony collapse disorder’ are pretty important things to be paying attention to going into 2017 because up to 90 per cent of the food we eat is pollinated by honey bees.
This is part of the reason more homeowners are getting into beekeeping, myself included. The other reason — its just really awesome and invigorating.
For all of the new gardeners out there, I am starting 2017 back at the basics. One of the first spots that future gardeners often start with is herbs in the window sill. If you can keep these alive, you can pretty much grow anything.
Unfortunately . . . it’s not as easy as you think. Just ask my kid sister, who has successfully killed many helpless rosemary and thyme.
It’s official — my favourite time of the year has started with the lighting of the Christmas tree! I am a bit of a sucker for all of the traditions and this year, I agreed to host my entire family. Not only are all 22 of them coming for Christmas dinner, they are staying the night.
The reality of this endeavour is just starting to set in as I make the list of all the things I need to pull this event off . . . and the costs keep going up!
Of course, I want to do it right the first time so I am setting the bar high and for me, that includes bringing in a lot of fresh boughs, berries and a real Christmas tree.
I have to confess, I got caught with my proverbial gardening pants down. With all of this beautiful weather, I delayed a lot of the yard work that I should have been doing — and then everything went sideways and November actually decided to arrive.
If you are like me and didn’t get everything done, not to worry . . . this weekend is the perfect time to finish off a few of the projects.
Get the bulbs in the ground already! As long as you can dig the soil, you can plant those tulip and daffodil bulbs in it.
The numbers are in! When it comes to food waste, we lose up to $600 per family per year in spoiled or uneaten food. That’s pretty bad when you look at the world around us, not to mention how much money we could save if we took a little time to make some changes in our refrigerators and freezers.
Here are some ways that you can start eating healthier and save money at the same time.
I wanted to share an update on my meadow, the new Flow Hive and the state of the bee population in Canada.
I am so proud to say that the Honey Nut Cheerios program called #BringBacktheBees was wildly successful.
Their original target of 35 million free seeds to be distributed in Canada was surpassed by almost 85 million! That’s a lot of wildflowers to help the bees.
My own meadow is happily growing along. My choices to go with several different wildflower mixes seems to be paying off as the field keeps changing colours every few weeks as new flowers bloom.
One of the hot trends for plant and garden enthusiasts is plants-under-glass. While terrariums and mini indoor greenhouses aren’t so new, hanging glass balls with plants inside have become the newest way to have a little garden all year long. I decided to jump on board and hang a pair in my bathroom window. This way, I always have a little green to see when I look outside.
Want to do the same? Here are the things you should know about plants in a jar.