Outdoor Planters

Published July 20, 2012

In some ways, planting garden pots is similar to decorating the inside of our homes in the sense that the plants that surround our home reflect our sense of style. Plants and pots provide the backdrop of colour to our... Continue reading →

Outdoor Lanterns: Grid Wire Mesh

[caption id="attachment_1424" align="alignright" width="300"] Find the wire grid at your local Hardware Store[/caption] With the weather warming up we are all ready to begin entertaining outdoors. Time to start cleaning up the patio furniture, decks and barbeques. Outdoor lanterns are... Continue reading →

Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Every year I like to pass on some great outdoor entertaining tips that friends and readers pass on to me. Here are a few of my favorites.   Grapevine Skewers For a contemporary twist on an old idea try using... Continue reading →

Floral Lighting

Candles and soft lights are wonderful ideas to add ambience to an outdoor space. If you are looking for way to add some soft lighting to your deck, try these little, flower lights. During the day they complement your live... Continue reading →

Cleaning Your Summer Pots

As the summer winds down, it's always a good idea to empty out your summer garden pots completely. If you choose to leave the old soil in the pot for next year, you run the risk of the soil being... Continue reading →

Bird Feeder For the Kids

Now that summer is winding down the kids may be getting a little restless. If you’re looking for an activity to keep them occupied, here’s an idea that may fit the bill. The kids will love how easy the craft... Continue reading →

Chalkboard Planters

Published July 19, 2012

Having your own herb garden outside your kitchen door is a wonderful concept.  However, today’s space considerations make this kind of luxury impossible for everyone. So why not bring the garden inside and create a kitchen windowsill of fabulous herbs... Continue reading →

Clear Jars as Illuminaries

We are so fortunate to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When the sun is out and the temperature heats up Vancouver is a stunning place to live and visit during the summer months.... Continue reading →

Bulb in A Bag Hostess Gift

[caption id="attachment_1519" align="alignright" width="212"] This is a perfect hostess gift for the gardener[/caption] Now that fall has arrived it's always fun to think about what we should plant for next spring. Before the ground becomes to solid to plant, bulbs... Continue reading →

Pretty Painted Spring Pots: Hostess Gift Seed Packets

March is the perfect time to give seedlings as a gift. Seedling packets vary from type to type but generally its best to start planting some seeds 6-8 weeks before they are placed in the ground after our frost-free date.... Continue reading →