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...
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...