Overwintering Tropical Plants
Losing those beautiful tropicals on your patio every year is a shame- but it can be avoided! Of course they cannot stay outside because our winters are certainly not tropical, but many tropical plants can certainly spend winter indoors as houseplants
Birds Nest Fern
Birds nest ferns grow in the tropical rainforests of Africa and Asia, but are also beautiful houseplants, particularly displayed with bromeliads, orchids and other rainforest plants.
Strawberry Mint Smash
Strawberries are amazing when eaten out of hand in the garden, but here’s another option to enjoy!
Mexican Bean Salad
Fresh food from the garden!
Today’s feature: Cilantro
Herb gardens are growing and ready for harvest almost as soon as they’re planted! This Mexican Bean Salad recipe is a great way to feature your fresh Cilantro!
Whether you're looking to surprise mom this Mothers Day, or are just looking to plant some beautiful containers, its easy if you follow a few simple steps!
Cordyline Fruticosa 'Kiwi'
Beautiful indoors and out, a perfect choice to add some colour!
A popular favourite. Watermelon Peperomia stays small enough that he can fit in on any plant shelf!
Truly a classic houseplant! These beauties have a bit of a reputation for being picky, but with a bit of care in their watering, and light, you’ll fall in love!
Kimberly Ferns are a beautiful addition to many summer planters, and are easily cared for inside in the winter months as well. Their upright habit is a “neater” look than other more hanging-type ferns
Aglaonema Spring Snow
Snow in Spring has never been so welcome! The white speckled foliage on this plant is sure to brighten your day!
Sometimes called "living fossils" because they date back to prehistoric times. They'll add some historical depth to every #shelfiestyle
A unique variety of Sansevieria that has the shade tolerant, air cleaning features of its larger cousins
Agalonema (aka Chinese Evergreen) is a beautiful, shade tolerant tropical plant.
Its that time of year when everyone who planted zucchini has more than they need. Its also the time of year when parents of school-age children need to start planning school lunches and snacks. Here's a tasty recipe that kids will love, and uses up some of those fantastic summer squash!
After a long hot week, mixing up a quick and easy mojito makes a refreshing start to the weekend!
Pesto makes a delicious, quick, weeknight meal when paired with pasta, but can be elevated for guests by adding chicken thighs and a side salad!
Creamy Rice Pudding with Strawberry Jam
Jamie Oliver's cookbooks are a staple around our house. This dessert recipe is not too tricky for everyday, and in strawberry season we want to eat as many strawberries as we can!!
Vanilla Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Jam is a true classic! This particular recipe is quite soft set, and oh so tempting to eat straight from the jar!! If that makes you feel *too* gluttonous, its also fantastic as a strawberry sundae topping!
Aya's Strawberry Pie
I have a friend in Japan, who posts pictures of food. And they always look A-MAY-ZING. Like better than a styled food photoshoot. Since I don't live in Japan, I have to assume that it tastes as good as it looks. This strawberry pie however, I know is tasty!
Best Houseplants for Air Cleaning
Plants clean many toxins from the air we breathe. Cleaner air means healthier bodies!
Best Houseplants for Shady Spots
Looking for a houseplant to brighten a dark corner? These 5 will survive and thrive with little to no natural light
Bee Friendly Gardening
If you spend some time watching a flowering plant, eventually you will likely see a bee land and gather the nectar and pollen contained in the flowers.
Starting Seeds Indoors
Welcome to another great year of gardening! I’m super excited to share gardening tips and tricks, and learn new things along with all the staff and customers at Lacoste this year!
Bugs, insects and disease probably are not top-of-mind for you as you’re planning your spring garden. Luckily, right now in the greenhouse, we’ve got it covered! As the baby plants are growing we are proactively confronting the sinister, sap-sucking, soft-bodied aphid!
What to Plant in Sunny Planters
Last week, I outlined some basic ideas for containers in shady spots. The same principle of “thriller, spiller, and filler” applies for sunny containers too.
What to Plant in Shady Planters
I love planning out our containers to plant each year; trying out new combinations of plants, and configurations makes the yard seem new and unique each year.
Growing Places and Growing Spaces
As you wander and shop through the greenhouses in any season, you’ll have noticed doors that lead to mysterious areas labelled “staff only”.
Planning for Butterflies
This spring, a large amount of our kids’ time has been spent trying to catch backyard wildlife to bring inside as “pets”.
House Plants and Water
So many times when talking, about houseplants, I’m asked “how much water does it need?” or “how often do you need to water it?”
Twice in the last month I have had each of my sisters ask me about how to start a vegetable garden. One has a rather large-ish city lot, but more interest in eating local than the actual act of gardening. The other is helping a school create a large garden plot. As I was researching various aspects of their projects for them, I came across mysquarefootgarden.net, which had a great comparison of three different types of veggie gardens:
All About Air Plants
After Gardening Saturday, an Air Plant (Tilandsia), made its way home, and landed on the kitchen counter, and there it stayed.