Houseplant care to see your plants through the fall

Even though autumn is still a few weeks away there are changes to your indoor houseplant care routine you can make to ensure your plants…

Plants of the boreal forest: using traditional Indigenous medicine to create modern treatments

By Marianne Piochon, Andre Pichette, Jean Legault, and Vakhtang Mshvildadze   Natural health products and phytomedicines (plant-based medicines) are used in many countries as the…

Too big for his pot

Despite their name, hermit crabs are social creatures. Known for their weird-shaped bodies and cute walks, hermit crabs can make a very cute addition to…

Prayer plant TLC

People pray to give thanks, ask for help, reduce stress, request healing, and a whole lot more. But when it comes to a sick maranta…

Better together

If you’ve been following along for the last year you’ll know one of my most often made suggestions to help your houseplants thrive is to…

Fun ways to introduce kids to gardening

Warmer months are likely to have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities. This year, as you tackle the garden, find ways to…

Urban gardening 101

Urban living and lush gardens aren’t as mutually exclusive as one might assume. It’s possible to cultivate thriving gardens in even the smallest spaces.  …

What to plant in June

May coming to a quick close means now is the perfect time to give your outdoor garden—something we don’t talk about enough here—some much-needed love.…

Better than a bouquet

If you haven’t found a gift for the mom in your life for Mother’s Day yet, you’re probably going to get her another bouquet of…

5 trending houseplants for 2023

Is your monstera losing its appeal? Are you ready for an upgrade from your maintenance-free sansevieria to a humidity-desperate calathea? Well, good news. Just like…

Spring is finally springing

The National Institute of Health says children grow faster during spring than at any other time of the year. If spring makes most living things…

In lieu of flowers

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one often involves a gift exchange, a fancy dinner, or a night out. And flowers. Different types and colours…

Funeral flowers, colours, and what they represent

I call myself lucky enough to not have had many friends or family members pass, but I attended a funeral last week in northern Manitoba…

Keep your plants happy until summer

With the holiday season over and southern Ontario in its not-so-cold start of winter, what better time to talk about how you can keep your…

Welcome to winter

If you are reading this on Dec. 21, welcome to winter. Winter officially begins today and Christmas is frighteningly close. Hopefully you, unlike me, are…

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