Stuart of Gardening Tips n’ Ideas has started a new Garden Blog Directory. So what, you say? There are more than a few directories out there already? True. But this one lets you search by region. Brilliant, I say. So where are all the Canadians? I’m feeling a little bit lonely over here on the […]
While I stand by some of my choices from last year’s list of Best Gifts for Gardeners (I love my Lee Valley Seed Keeper, and you’d still get major Heavy Petal bonus points if you got me the Nature Mill indoor composter, for example), this year I’m trying to give people less stuff. More experiences, […]
Bon matin, mes amis! Thought you’d appreciate hearing about the latest in Parisian garden fashion. Deborah Sommers wrote to tell me about her made-to-measure garden art textiles, “designed with the urban garden in mind, and a great way to add design and greenery to even the smallest balcony.” The quick-drying fabric banners, which come in […]
I discovered Evergreen, a non-profit environmental organization, at my local farmer’s market last weekend. They were there promoting their Lawn and Garden Smart program, a garden consultation and design service created to promote ecological gardening to Greater Vancouver residents. Some municipalities, like West Vancouver and Richmond, are buying up blocks of the consultations to be […]
Check out guerillagardening.org, a site dedicated to – you guessed it – guerilla gardening. Run by an English bloke named Richard who seems to do a lot of getting up to no good, the site has a goal of recording 100 acts of guerilla gardening across four continents by September 2006. Good reading and resources; […]
I snapped up a few of these earthenware containers on sale at Ikea yesterday for only CDN$6.99 (USD$5.99) including a matching saucer. They’re only frost-resistant but I figure if I keep them from drowning in Vancouver’s winter rains they should be fine. Check your local Ikea – they’ll be selling out quickly.
I’m a fan of anything that gets kids interested in gardens and gardening. From planning a child-friendly garden to helping your (grand)child plant his or her first sunflower seed, anything that encourages kids to turn off the TV and get outside is okay with me. Exploratorium: Science of Gardening might just do that. An online […]
As much as I try to reduce the amount of paper I use, there’s something wonderful about settling in for the evening with a mug of tea, a cat on your lap and a big ol’ stack of seed catalogues. During these dreary winter months, us northern-hemisphere gardeners can mostly just dream about springtime and […]