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Project in a day: Adding life to your forgotten garden

Most of us have experienced this at some point or another… that forgotten corner of your garden that gets no light, nothing grows but weeds and that looks like its too far gone. Mine was under my front tree. Every time I looked at it, I thought “one of these days, I should probably fix that”. That day came on an ambitious Saturday morning after a couple cups of coffee. And while it took some time to get motivated, this redo only took a couple hours. Here’s what I did (hopefully it gives you hope to give that forgotten corner a second chance)

Before (isn’t she a beauty?)


Round one (picking apart the pieces)


Time for this garden to get naked


Taking out the debris



Getting the under soil wet


Time for fresh soil


And more fresh soil…


He clearly was supervising


Add Hostas and some decorative plants… and voila!


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The Easter Bunny got into my plants!

Want to add some colour to your plants this easter? Try adding easter eggs! Decorating easter eggs can be a fun family activity and a great way to express creativity, one egg at a time. This weekend we spent some time decorating eggs using crayon shavings and food colouring. The results were lots of colour and personality. Add your eggs to some basic plants for some easter fun.Easter-Decorating

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Extending the life of your green onions

Did you know you can extend the life of your store bought green onions? You can, and it’s easy!

Step 1: Buy green onions from your grocery store

Step 2: Once you have used your green onions make sure to cut them close to the bottom, while keeping the roots

Step 3:  Put into a clear glass filled with water. You will notice after a week or so, they will start to grow back!

Step 4: Once you have got some good roots established, you are ready to plant in a container with soil.

And there you go! You will now have green onions for a very long time. Enjoy


Extending the life of holiday plants

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t necessarily mean your plants are over too. If you are looking to keep your plants for awhile longer, here are some quick tips:

  • Cut off any dead leaves or branches. A bit of grooming will allow the plant to focus its energy on the living parts.
  • If it’s been the centrepiece of your table, move it to a window sill to give it lots of light. As well as top up with water when needed.
  • Try some plant food. Sometimes adding some plant food to their diet, can give the boost they need.
  • Adjust their pot. If you have multiple plants sharing the same pot, you may want to consider replanting them into their own pots to give them the space they need to grow.

Hope these tips allow your plants to flourish well beyond the holidays.

Do you have tips on extending the life of holiday plants? If so, please share them in the comments. Thanks!