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What Is A Lasagna Garden?

What Is A Lasagna Garden?

I have to admit, I was surprised to find out a lasagna garden was not a space to grow lasagna ingredients. Although, I will be addressing a spaghetti garden later… Bill Mollison, who is known for being the “Father of Permaculture” (or one of them […]

No Planting Day

No Planting Day

So says the Farmer’s Almanac anyway. Check it here, for real! I’m going out on a limb and taking their word for it. Since I’ve taken the plunge and gone all openly bat-shit crazy about plants I’ve noticed how many times a day I hear […]

Mini Daffodils and Lenny Kravitz

Mini Daffodils and Lenny Kravitz

Mini DaffodilsWhat do these have in common you ask? Nothing much really, but I picked up the mini’s yesterday and I have Lenny Kravitz stuck in my head every time I start playing in the dirt lately. Listen Here!

So what’s the deal with the Daffodils? I found them at Home Depot for under $2 so I had to get one. Best yellow almost ever. They come close to the Scotch Bonnet in BC, but not quite. You pinch the flowers off as they finish blooming and when it’s all done you can plant them outside for next year. I still need to figure out if you need to cut them down…Something to look up. After Lenny. I love this song.

Asparagus Fern Roots

Asparagus Fern Roots

This is all kinds of weird focused but I love this shot. I picked up a new Asparagus Fern the other day and it made me feel really bad for the one we already had. I’m pretty sure I’ve totally under watered it, which in […]

Winter Loves Us

Winter Loves Us

It would seem someone missed the memo regarding the cease and desist order we (YYC) collectively put on the snow. Looking for the happy plant side to it – the snow is reflecting more light than usual into the house which our jungle is loving. […]

Starting Seeds!

Starting Seeds!

Chamomile Seedlings

This is the month in Calgary to start seeds inside if that’s what you’re planning on doing. Maybe you want to have some home grown seeds but don’ t have the time to babysit them until they are ready to go in the ground after the last frost? I would love to plant some starters for you!

I’ll get them going for you and drop them off at your door when they’re ready to be planted in the ground or customize a container garden for you so all you have to do is sit back and watch it grow. Well, you can get me to come water them too or you have to do that part yourself. If you want a garden but don’t want to do any of the work? I’ll do that do. From plant to harvest, reap what I sow!