10 essential reads for successful edible gardens year after year

We’ve all been told to consult the internet for gardening advice. And there are so many resources to choose from! In a pinch, its a great place to find short term advice. I have scoured the internet in the past, when my references were all stuck in storage. But what if you want consistent triedContinue reading “10 essential reads for successful edible gardens year after year”

The 12 Ways of Last Minute Christmas Cheap and Cheer

Crafting ideas that I ripped from the internet and soaked myself at dollar store (among others), for the gratification of being handsy, creative and original. Last minute… When it comes to a great idea, humans are consummate plagiarists – because its SUCH a great idea! We save money (sometimes), we feel productive and gratified byContinue reading “The 12 Ways of Last Minute Christmas Cheap and Cheer”

Fa la la lall Clean-up…!

Tips & Considerations for a Conscious Fall Clean-up Crappy weather got you down? Me too. The garden needs cleaning. Or does it? Back in the day as a new apprentice, I loved fall clean-up. Everything was cut down. raked up, mulched for winter, and hedges – wrapped to perfection like oversized fruitcake loaves… Formal gardensContinue reading “Fa la la lall Clean-up…!”

It’s Ginkgo Time!

I was trying to summarizing my entire crazy season in ONE post. Then I thought, screw this – it’s Ginkgo Time! Ginkgo trees are terrestrial species like ferns and magnolias and go as far back as 270 million years. They are native to east Asia, mainly Korea, China and Japan. Rather than re-writing what is already known, I’ll letContinue reading “It’s Ginkgo Time!”

Who wants GARLIC?

Garlic season is upon us! Did You Know: Garlic is so good for your health as an immune booster, and for reducing inflammation? NOOOO?????? It’s the sexy-healthy edible of the spice world! AND you’re in luck – I am offering garlic this season for planting, and boy, have I got a selection! All certified organic,Continue reading “Who wants GARLIC?”

OK. More Writing, Less Scrolling…

We should quit lots of things in 2021, a horticulture journal is NOT one of them. It’s not hard to get swallowed up by social media. Just drove my husband crazy, watching me glued to the phone like I was tethered to a sinkhole. There were mounting frustrations with social media. My real life friendsContinue reading “OK. More Writing, Less Scrolling…”


LITERALLY – it is the MOST wonderful time of the year – SEEDY SATURDAYS ARE UPON US! (soon) LIVE seminars and webinars will TAKE PLACE February 27th, 2021! YES – You will STILL be able to swap seeds (contactless) and buy directly from seed vendors through the website, if you don’t already know them yourselves!Continue reading “2021 SEED EXCHANGE IS HAPPENING, TORONTO!”