Hens and chicks succulents

Trend-setting ideas for your 2015 garden

What’s going to be hot in the coming months is a hot topic every January. My favourite trend predictions so far come from the fashion world, convinced that 70’s throwback styles will rule this spring and, on the home front, from Pantone colour officials who are sure that, very soon, we’re all going to fall under the spell…

Fence with tree trunk

Fun with fences

If you’ve got a lot with a house on it, chances are you’ve got a fence. It just comes with the territory. Literally. They’re practical things, keeping kids and pets in, other people’s kids and pets out, and quietly asserting just exactly where your responsibilities for grass cutting and baseball tosses begins and ends. But…

Quartz boulders

Rock your garden

Is it just me or are gardens filling up with rocks? Huge stoneworks. Massive boulders. They’re everywhere it seems. If you’re in the mood to add some hard stuff to your personal paradise, get inspired by some of these ideas from gardens here in Southern Ontario. Click on any photo to get the slideshow started…

Ancient plants garden

If Wilma Flintstone was a gardener

If Wilma Flintstone was a gardener, I bet her back yard would’ve been gushing with native plants–garden centres selling imported varieties having not been invented yet. But what would that garden have looked like? You can get a pretty good idea by visiting San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Ancient Plant Garden. My besty Diane Hall did…