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Gardening should be child’s play

May 19, 2015

Digging and seeding and watering in the garden is hard work, right? But look at it another way – through a child’s eyes – and it’s play. Digging is piling earth on toy trucks and moving it from place to place. Seeding goes along with getting on hands and knees to examine all the tiny […]

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Things to grow in April

April is the naughty kid that holds the ball just out of your reach. You know, the kind who likes to tease dogs by holding out a treat and then snatching it back before they can get it. And April really likes to play tricks on gardeners, long after April Fool’s Day is past. She […]

Going for glam at Canada Blooms

“Look for the palm trees,” says Canada Blooms general manager Terry Caddo. We were talking about the upcoming garden show, running March 13 to 22 at the Direct Energy Centre in Exhibition Place. There’s been a lot of buzz about changes at Canada Blooms this year, so I tracked Terry down to get the scoop. […]

A weird and wonderful garden quiz

The days are longer, but the snow is deeper. While we wait out February and March, here’s a true/false garden quiz to amuse you. If you know how, you can grow a vampire orchid. Plant an onion, and you may find it “walking” to a new spot. The oldest living thing on earth is a […]


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