How to Capture Morning and Evening Light

How to use morning and evening light to your best advantage It's late October, but still a great time to be planting here in coastal BC. And one of the things I've loved about my own garden is how I serendipitously planted some shrubs and perennials where they'll GLOW in morning or evening light. And … Continue reading How to Capture Morning and Evening Light

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How to Maintain your Paver Paths and Patios

I've seen a lot of brick paver hardscaping that is full of weeds, or sunken in patches, or worn and stained. Who knew there was a right and a wrong way of managing your brick pavers? The wrong way is just not doing anything. We live in a fallen world, friends, and NOTHING is maintenance-free. … Continue reading How to Maintain your Paver Paths and Patios

Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work

Autumn is a great time to plan and¬†begin to develop new¬†garden beds for next year-- as though you didn't have enough to do. Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work Sheet mulching is the process of layering lots of different compostable materials OVER your grass in order to create … Continue reading Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work

Five Great Containers: Part Last!

So I'll recap the story. Ben's wife and little son have been gone all summer and are coming back in two weeks. He wants to do something nice for them and asks for a balcony design. This is one of my favourite balcony pictures: And because of its simplicity, that is the idea I gave … Continue reading Five Great Containers: Part Last!