Funky Pumpkin Decorating

Funky Pumpkin Decorating

It’s that time of the year again – pumpkin decorating time! However, this year, why not put a spin on your traditional funky carving by putting the knife away and exploring the potential in paint?
October 21, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Autumn Colour in your Garden

Autumn Colour in your Garden

Ensuring you have fall colour completes the look of your garden. See what to plant for late season colour.
October 13, 2021 — John Vanderwees
DIY Fall Urn Insert

DIY Fall Urn Insert

Your next home project awaits! Creating a fall planter is a simple way to add some colour and interest to your front porch. Check out our tutorial video below. Happy planting!
October 07, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Pumpkin Centrepiece DIY

Pumpkin Centrepiece DIY

There are many ways to use pumpkins, other than just carving! This dried flower-filled pumpkin centrepiece is a beautiful way to compliment your autumn décor. Use a pumpkin vase or a real pumpkin as a base, grab your favourite bouquet, moss, floral picks, a foam base, scissors and you’re on your way.
September 30, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Lantern Centerpiece DIY

Lantern Centerpiece DIY

Lanterns are super versatile and add warmth and ambiance to your home. Why not try adding your own spin with some autumn décor! Simply adding gourds, pumpkins, leaves, twinkle lights and ribbon will bring a whole new life to your centerpiece this fall. The best part is, next season you can just switch up the décor on the inside and you’re good to go!
September 22, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Is Your Garden Fall Ready?

Is Your Garden Fall Ready?

The tail end of summer is one of the busiest seasons in the garden.   The slightly cooler weather gives the plants a burst of energy, with beautiful summer blooms, a bounty of vegetables, and unfortunately, weeds.   It is also the ideal time for planting fall perennials, spring bulbs, and get your garden ready for the cooler weather.
September 16, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Planting Fall Bulbs

Planting Fall Bulbs

Hardy fall bulbs such as Daffodil, Tulip, Hyacinth, Crocus and Snowdrop are spring flowering plants that must be planted in the fall. They are mostly native to mountainous areas of Europe and the near east ñ Spain, Turkey and Afganistan. They actually need the dormant rest period of a long, cold winter. The melting snow and ice in early spring provide needed moisture as they start to grow and flower. Plant from September to December, even after the first frost if the ground can still be worked.
September 09, 2021 — John Vanderwees
DIY Fall Front Door Decorating

DIY Fall Front Door Decorating

Looking to add some flare to your front porch this fall? A simple arrangement of corn stalks, straw bales, fall mums, a not-so-scary scarecrow and a pumpkin will do the trick! This can be a perfect photo-op for kids and can set the scene for the beginning of the fall season!
September 03, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Tropical Foliage Plants

Tropical Foliage Plants

Foliage Plants are like adding a breath of fresh air to a room and in fact that is exactly what they do, increase the amount of oxygen in a room. They are also very attractive, decorative and functional, as well as being relatively easy to care for.
August 25, 2021 — John Vanderwees
Perennials in Bloom by Month

Perennials in Bloom by Month

Want to make sure you have colour all season long? Use this handy guide to show you what perennials will be in bloom each month!
August 18, 2021 — John Vanderwees
No Fuss Grass: The Beauty of Ornamentals

No Fuss Grass: The Beauty of Ornamentals

Are you looking for a drought tolerant, fuss-free solution for your gardens? Then ornamental grasses may be the perfect perennial for your landscape.  Dramatic in appearance and easy to care for, ornamental grasses are the ideal addition to almost any garden.  These perennials add height and texture with their unique variegated leaves and plume-like blooms.  
August 12, 2021 — John Vanderwees
How to Make Fresh Flowers Look Their Best

How to Make Fresh Flowers Look Their Best

Want to keep your blooms lasting longer? Follow a few of these simple cut flower care ideas and you will keep your blooms vibrant and long lasting.
August 04, 2021 — John Vanderwees