Some tips for how to decorate the outside of your home and garden for the holidays, including the trees outside!
I can’t believe that many of my friends and family have already started to get their homes decorated for Christmas.
Personally, I try to hang on until at least Dec. 1 before I turn on the outdoor lights or put up a tree in front of the window.
This is partially because it’s tradition in my family to wait, but also because I always go with a live tree, which won’t survive much longer than five-six weeks indoors before it sheds all of its needles.
If you’re like me and are going with a real tree this year, here are my rules for keeping it looking its best for as long as possible.
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For the last few years I’ve been buying heirloom plant seeds from all over the world to increase my personal inventory of rare plants and vegetables. I’ve always assumed that if they could be shipped to me, then it must be okay with whatever inspection agency that Canada has in place.
I was surprised to find out that this isn’t exactly true. So I think it’s time to set the record straight on what you can and can’t bring into the country when travelling abroad.
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A recent study came out recently by the USDA stating that over 1% of all American households have started raising chickens.
Now 1% may not seem like a lot compared to the other 99% that are not raising chickens but that is still a lot of homes!
In fact, the USDA goes on to say that by 2019, urban chicken flocks will increase by over 400%. That’s a big bandwagon that everyone seems to be jumping on – myself included.
On Cityline: the perks of having a multi-function outdoor pizza oven.
With all of the national pride happening across the county, it is amazing that one symbol we all seem to recognize, the Maple leaf is often used incorrectly. In fact, on the Canada 150 logo and even in our money, the leaf used belongs to a Norway maple, which is actually an invasive species to our home and native land. Whoops!
Five trends in outdoor living and gardening – click here to read the article in Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine.