Grow Amaryllis to Brighten the Winter Days

The easiest way to create beauty indoors at this time of year is to force paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs for indoors. It’s so simple to do and nothing is as lovely as growing flowers in the dark days of winter.

Read more »

Time to Decorate for Christmas

As we get closer to December, it’s time to think about decorating your home for Christmas. We have lots of beautiful items to help you create a festive mood – everything from winter-y table linens to adorable ornaments for your Christmas tree. Come by soon to see what we have.

Read more »

Redefining Life Outdoors

One of the best things about living on Vancouver Island is the ability to enjoy the great outdoors throughout most of the year. Gardens, once limited to growing flowers and vegetables or providing a place for kids to play, are now considered outdoor living rooms.

Read more »

No Space? No Time? No Worries. Grow a Container Garden

Many of us have neither the time or space to grow a fabulous garden. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have one! Yes, believe it or not, this entire garden is a container garden!

Steve Silk promotes our favourite container gardening “recipe”: Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers. You can hear Steve explain this in this short video.

Read more »

Miniature Gardening

The hottest trend in gardening right now is miniature gardening.

You can create idyllic mini gardens in pots or directly into a small space in your garden, or you can create entire miniature villages as shown below.

Read more »

A Glass Garden!

Dale Chihuly is a renowned West Coast glass artist who has created a magnificent garden of glass at the Seattle Space Needle.

On a recent trip to Seattle, I went to see the exhibit and was blown away with how gorgeous his glass scultures looked in a natural setting.

Read more »

Create some early spring beauty

January is the perfect time here on the coast to try forcing branches to bloom inside your home because the weather is warming, days are getting longer and many spring shrubs are waking up to bloom. With a little bit of gentle prompting, we can hurry up spring a bit and create some early spring beauty indoors.

Read more »

Create a Stunning Seasonal Planter

Now that the weather’s turned cool, the plants in the pots by my front door have died back leaving bare earth. It’s the time to spruce them up for the winter. It’s so easy to do, especially if you have evergreens or other interesting branches in your garden.

Read more »

Nothing Says Spring Like the Sound of Water in the Garden

One of the greatest pleasures in the garden is sound: birds, rustling of leaves, the tinkling of running water. Sound creates interest, but it also masks other more annoying noise, like traffic. Sound, and the dancing way the sun plays on water, are the main reasons to add water to your garden.

Read more »