Home & Garden Category

by Alison Coley-Donohue, Meadow Oak Nursery –  It’s easy to get enticed by all the beautiful flowering plants of late spring and summer, as typically that’s when we spend the most time in our yards. We like to reward our senses with colourful flowers and pretty fragrance when we are enjoying the warm, outdoor living seasons. But there are many benefits of planting late winter and early spring flowering shrubs that shouldn’t be overlooked, with lovely fragrance being one of the best rewards. The first group of hardy, evergreen floweringRead More
  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by nuttycake.com –  “I love our home, I wouldn’t sell it for a hundred million dollars, says Mack. “It has everything I ever wanted.” The 4,000-square-foot, South Pender Island waterfront home is built on a peninsula and has its own boat dock. Sided in Beachwood stained shingles, it blends in serenely with the surrounding fir, cedar, and arbutus trees. The low bank, southwest exposure provides close-up ocean views and blazing sunsets. It’s a glorious place to sit and watch playful sea otters, grazingRead More
by Colin Eaton –  I started my landscape career almost 20 years ago and I have worked with hundreds of people in this and associated trades. That exposure has taught me that the single most important company asset is its people. For better or worse, your people define your business by fulfilling the promises you make to a client. A company’s brand and growth relies on the fulfilling of these promises. Happy people equates to quality work. So how do you, as a consumer, determine if your contractor employs qualifiedRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Home & Garden, Top Stories

Seaside Homes: New Year, Fresh New Look

  text & styling by tracey jones & stacey kaminski | nuttycake.com photos –  Seaside’s publisher recently downsized and thought the New Year was the perfect time to start fresh with a new look! She asked local design duo, Tracey Jones of Remarkable Interiors and Stacey Kaminski of Styles by Stacey, to put her on the right path to a bright new space. Mostly using items that Sue already owned, the main living, kitchen and eat-in areas were redesigned. The original furniture layout just didnt have a cosy, connected feel. SeparatingRead More
by Matt Hall, Wildwood Nursery –  Is your New Year’s resolution a renewed yard? Does the thought of landscaping fill you with more dread than hitting the gym? Is it 100% because of the cost? Don’t worry! If a DIY streak runs through you, here are some tips to help you keep your garden installation costs down. Understand your abilities. Moving soil and digging holes isn’t rocket science, so even a gardening neophyte can carry some of the landscaping duties to cut costs. That being said: there are some tasks whereRead More