Home & Garden Category

  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by nuttycake.com –  Have you ever wondered what happened to the hard-working family that used to own Marigold Nursery? If you are like me, you dearly miss their incredible nursery; it was always such a wonderful treat to browse through their impressive selection of plants, tools, seeds and other garden treasures. This June, I was lucky enough to catch up with retired Marigold owner Ray Smith and his family as they were moving back into their 3,000-square-foot log home after a major renovation.Read More
by Trudi Jones, Trudi Jones Interiors –  Designing isn’t as simplistic as they make it seem on TV. It’s much more of a process and it requires much more communication. When working with a designer, just how involved should you get? It is, after all, your home. A good designer knows the value of a healthy relationship between designer and client. The best relationship is collaborative; you have to mesh well. Because you may be working together for possibly an extended time, you need to find someone you can trustRead More
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by Cam Oddie, Peninsula Landscape Supplies –  With the summer season upon us, it’s the perfect time to add some colour to your pots. I thought it would be interesting to bring some colour theory into this missive as there are so many different choices when visiting the nursery. The primary colours are blue, yellow and red. Those mixed together give the complementary colours. Red + blue = purple; yellow + blue = green; red + yellow = orange. The complementary colours combined with the primary colours give an interestingRead More
  by Janice Henshaw –  Are you planning on spending the whole summer at a lakeside cabin, cruising along a river in Europe, or camping in one of our beautiful parks? That sounds awesome! But most of us will be spending quite a bit of free time this summer relaxing in our backyards or on our balconies. Because we are blessed with such an amazing climate, enjoying the outdoors, at home, can be a great alternative to getting away. And we can make it even better by creating a terrificRead More
by Katie Kroeker, Pacific Ridge Landscapes – Patios are synonymous with summer days and languid evenings. They invite us to slow down, reconnect with others and to enjoy the moment. Have you ever wondered would it take to transform your own outdoor space into your new favourite destination? The next time you’re out on a patio, notice the particular details that appeal to you. Is it a particular style to which you’re drawn, is it a view, pretty flowers in containers, or maybe the ambiance and easy flow? Here areRead More