Even though the longest day of the year is quickly approaching, once the sun goes down, it gets chilly quickly. That’s when I start to wish for an outdoor fireplace, like this one at Unica Home. I wonder what the strata council would have to say about that! My parents have one like this from […]
How cool is this outdoor sink – sorry, water centre – from Smart Home? While probably not all that necessary for gardeners blessed with potting sheds or garages, this would be a fabulous amenity for my small backyard. It connects to any tap, and folds down to double as a work surface. Now if only […]
I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. Yes, I’ve finally found some decent pots for the front patio. At a Home Hardware, of all places (I don’t know what they’re like elsewhere, but my local Home Hardware is a dinky little store that […]
So I bought this raised bed kit from Lee Valley Tools for my roof-top veggie garden. I was hoping that it would look as passable as it does in the above photos, but, when I got it home and assembled it, it looked like I had nicked a curbside recycling bin. In short: it’s ugly. […]
Chiasso carries a number of items that will interest gardeners with a modern minimalist aesthetic. These botanic vase bookends merge my top two passions: gardening and books, while these aluminum planters would solve my container crisis. And just check out birdie in his swanky pad! Love it.
Spring has definitely sprung here in Vancouver. It was a glorious, sunny weekend, and I finally got started on my garden plans. The first order of business, I decided, was to buy some new containers for the soon-to-be kitchen garden right outside, well, the kitchen. Since this is a highly-visible location (on our front patio) […]
How neat are these edible birdhouses? A wee bit more sophisticated than those pinecone feeders we used to make in Brownies! From Atelier Oi, an online portfolio of architecture and design. Via Moco Loco.
There are three – count ’em – three ponds where I live now (mind you, it’s a half-acre property). I love the ponds. I love the sound of the waterfalls, I love the waterlilies that bloom in the summer, and I really love the koi. Kids get such a kick out of feeding them; some […]