After a long hot week, mixing up a quick and easy mojito makes a refreshing start to the weekend!
Pesto makes a delicious, quick, weeknight meal when paired with pasta, but can be elevated for guests by adding chicken thighs and a side salad!
Creamy Rice Pudding with Strawberry Jam
Jamie Oliver's cookbooks are a staple around our house. This dessert recipe is not too tricky for everyday, and in strawberry season we want to eat as many strawberries as we can!!
Vanilla Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Jam is a true classic! This particular recipe is quite soft set, and oh so tempting to eat straight from the jar!! If that makes you feel *too* gluttonous, its also fantastic as a strawberry sundae topping!
Aya's Strawberry Pie
I have a friend in Japan, who posts pictures of food. And they always look A-MAY-ZING. Like better than a styled food photoshoot. Since I don't live in Japan, I have to assume that it tastes as good as it looks. This strawberry pie however, I know is tasty!
Best Houseplants for Air Cleaning
Plants clean many toxins from the air we breathe. Cleaner air means healthier bodies!
Best Houseplants for Shady Spots
Looking for a houseplant to brighten a dark corner? These 5 will survive and thrive with little to no natural light
Last fall was a busy one for us; we had a few family moves, and a few babies born (ours included), but fall clean-up was a priority, knowing that the spring with a new baby wouldn’t provide a lot of time for extra tasks.
Bee Friendly Gardening
If you spend some time watching a flowering plant, eventually you will likely see a bee land and gather the nectar and pollen contained in the flowers.
Bugs, insects and disease probably are not top-of-mind for you as you’re planning your spring garden. Luckily, right now in the greenhouse, we’ve got it covered! As the baby plants are growing we are proactively confronting the sinister, sap-sucking, soft-bodied aphid!
What to Plant in Sunny Planters
Last week, I outlined some basic ideas for containers in shady spots. The same principle of “thriller, spiller, and filler” applies for sunny containers too.
What to Plant in Shady Planters
I love planning out our containers to plant each year; trying out new combinations of plants, and configurations makes the yard seem new and unique each year.
Growing Places and Growing Spaces
As you wander and shop through the greenhouses in any season, you’ll have noticed doors that lead to mysterious areas labelled “staff only”.
Planning for Butterflies
This spring, a large amount of our kids’ time has been spent trying to catch backyard wildlife to bring inside as “pets”.
House Plants and Water
So many times when talking, about houseplants, I’m asked “how much water does it need?” or “how often do you need to water it?”
Twice in the last month I have had each of my sisters ask me about how to start a vegetable garden. One has a rather large-ish city lot, but more interest in eating local than the actual act of gardening. The other is helping a school create a large garden plot. As I was researching various aspects of their projects for them, I came across mysquarefootgarden.net, which had a great comparison of three different types of veggie gardens:
All About Air Plants
After Gardening Saturday, an Air Plant (Tilandsia), made its way home, and landed on the kitchen counter, and there it stayed.