Exciting News for Cold Climate Balcony Gardeners!

May 4, 2017

All the experts say that choosing a perennial or shrub that is at least one zone lower than the one you live in should ensure the plant survives balcony heights, but I had my doubts. The proof is in the bud and I am one happy balcony gardener! […]


Earning Our Seasons

May 1, 2017

“I love living in a place where you earn your seasons, you know? Tough it out, see the ice return itself to mud, slimy reeds… become hopeful again.” From the movie Tumbledown. […]


Bergenia…A Tropical Look for Cold Climates

April 26, 2017

Bergenia cordifolia is one of those plants you can scarcely believe could be hardy down to Zone 2. Everything about it looks tropical. Even its common name ‘elephant-ears’ is more reminiscent of the African plains than the Canadian north. […]

Garden Plans

If You Don’t Like The Weather Just Wait A Year

April 19, 2017

Suddenly she didn’t know the difference between a rose and a petunia. Worse, she knew she didn’t know the difference. “How could I forget the names of all my plants?” She would say, shaking her head. “That’s just cruel.” […]


Excited to Death

March 8, 2017

I just read about a pilot project called the Urban Death Project that is a game changer for the funeral industry. You only have to look at the acres dedicated to cemeteries while population grows and […]

Community Garden

Seeds Springing Up

March 6, 2017

It’s -20 C, white skies and snow is swirling about the rooftops as I look out our apartment window, but spring is coming nonetheless. Seeds have started springing up all over town and even in […]

Fort St John

Poinsettias Galore

December 9, 2016

If you’re looking for a poinsettia Dunvegan Gardens in Fort St John has you covered! Though you might want to wait for  a warmer day to take one home. It’s -28 out there right now! […]


Amaryllis this Morning

November 10, 2016

Ack! My Amaryllis bulb has officially left the station and is on track for another round. I bought the bulb as a post-Christmas gift to myself back in 2014. I always go into a bit […]