Garden Design

Ideas for Your Backyard this Autumn

Having the right setup in your backyard during the autumn can create a welcoming, warm space for gatherings or just enjoying some quiet time. It can even make for a great space for a hot tub (don’t forget the salt water hot tub convert, though) where you can enjoy a...

My Childhood Dream to Create an Indigenous Garden

by Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener Part 3/3 I have located plants throughout my yard to suit their habitat requirements. My woodland area in the back yard is shady and located near two large pine trees. This area has … Continue reading "My Childhood Dream to...

Speechless: A Northern Garden Comes into its Own

Upon hearing that my New Perennial pond garden just won a 2020 Honour Award in Landscape Design, the highest such honour from the US-based Perennial Plant Association, I find myself lost for words. I will instead let the garden speak for itself. Continue reading →

Even small gardens can have a cutting garden

Way back in winter 2019/20, I decided to turn some of my bigger planters from vegetables to flowers. Yes, I made a cutting garden in the Microgarden. With no regrets. Not one. When the Plague of 2020 had everyone else scrambling to buy up veggie seeds, I already had...