Until the 16th century, before the hop became the key ingredient in brewing, ground ivy was an ingredient in beer. It was also used to make agil herbal tea, which gets its name from the Old French Guille "to ferment", also in reference to b
Clearly a perennial designed for romance, bleeding heart casts a spell with its graceful, arching sprays of dangling heart-shaped blossoms and blue-green, fernlike leaves. Whether planted on the shady north side of a building or under trees along a w
When the leaves start falling, it's time to get your garden ready for winter. You can help prepare the soil for the cold months ahead by following these simple steps and creating a winter compost of dead leaves.
If you've ever wanted to make your flower garden more useful or your vegetable garden more beautiful, you can do both at the same time. Many flowering plants do double-duty as ornamentals and edibles. Planting a garden exclusively with edible flowers
To achieve that natural, slightly wild floral look, go with a columbine flower. They grow to medium height with spindly stalks and gorgeous, colourful heads, and are incredibly easy to start and maintain.
Hostas vary greatly in size, from the very small, like 'Tiny Tears' that grows only five centimetres (two inches) high, to the huge, like 'Sum and Substance' that grows 75 centimetres (29.5 inches) tall and 150 centimetres (59 inches) across. Read on
Canadians love the beauty a garden can add to their home or garden, but planting the right flowers for the Canadian climate is essential. Thankfully, there has been a lot of research on which flowers flourish best in Canada. Here is a guide on flower