Quick Guide: Companion Planting

Companion planting is when two or more plants are grown near each other to benefit one of those plants or both. This is done as a tried-and-tested method to reduce pests, attract pollinators, and boost growth! Continue reading for a quick breakdown on some common companion planting methods and examples. Benefits of Companion Planting: Deterring […]

Plant List: Plants Deer Choose Last

Deer – one of the most challenging garden pests to control. While some gardener’s have found success using deterrents like PlantSkydd or Bobbex, those solutions require diligence, and they come with their own downside (um, no one loves the smell). For a more ‘natural’ approach, many gardener’s choose to design their yards with trees and […]

Plants for Your Shady Spots

It’s a common gardening frustration: “Nothing will grow there!” If you have a north facing yard, an awkward shady corner, or a side-bed that gets almost no sun, you probably know the feeling. You’ve tried plant after plant. Some of them die right away. Some of them show promise for a little while, but eventually […]

20 Edible Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

  Looking for pretty plants to grow that you can also eat? Check out our list of 20 edible flowers! 1) Calendula Calendula is an edible herb that resembles a daisy. It provides brilliant yellow colour which can be a great garnish on the plate. It has a slightly bitter, mildly sweet flavour. It also […]

7 Ways to Have a Beautiful, Prairie-Hardy Yard (With Plant List!)

Looking for the Plant List? Scroll to Bottom.   Spring is here, and many of us are hovering over our yards, waiting to see what survived the prairie winter, and what didn’t. Our chinook-y winters and dry summers can make it challenging to have the yard of your dreams, but with the right plants, and […]

Plants for tough areas in the garden!

Plants for those tough areas in the yard. Plants for Wet Areas [*Will grow in shade] Trees & Shrubs   Ash Birch Chokecherry Dogwood Elm Larch Maple Oak Poplar Willow Perennials   Creeping Jenny* Elephant Ears Globeflower* Goatsbeard* Iris (siberian) Ostrich Fern* Rayflower* Snake Root* Plants for Shade Areas [*Will tolerate full shade] Trees & […]