Blog: Cultivating Ideas

Spring Favourite – Gerbera Daisies

Spring Favourite – Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies are one of the first flowers to make their way into garden centers in spring. I look forward to these charming beauties each year. What this non-fragrant member of the Asteraceae family lack in scent, it more than makes up for in color and cheer. The...

Indoor Gardening – Containers Without Drainage

Indoor Gardening – Containers Without Drainage

Oooh, I love this pot, its perfect for my new Staghorn Fern! But wait, it has no drainage holes. Will my sexy new plant suffer if I plant it directly into this pot without drainage? As gardeners, we've all faced this question at some point on our gardening journey....

Plant Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Plant Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

We are now in the “dead of winter”, no pun intended, when many Canadians, including myself,  experience Seasonal Affective Disorder|(SAD). SAD is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons. For me it starts in the fall when the days get shorter,...

Island Nature

I recently had the joy of visiting my beloved homeland of Jamaica. I returned home to Saskatoon on November 30th after a short ten-day stay in Jamaica, city-hopping with my sister and our 76-year-old father. My last visit to the area was back in Feb of 2015, so I was...

Gardening Under Glass

Gardening Under Glass

The concept of gardening under glass is certainly not a new one. When the grandfather of terrariums, Nathaniel Ward, a physician and hobby entomologist, made his accidental discovery in 1829, little did he know the impact it would have on our modern world. Ward had...

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

— Bob Ross