If you google permaculture, you will find a plethora of pages discussing this ecological design process, yet
when talking with friends and family very few know or understand what it is. David Holmgren, one of the
co-founders of permaculture defines it as: “Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and […]
As a gardener there are many things to consider about the garden when designing, building or maintaining one. Types and quantity of plants, colours of flowers, heights of trees, garden decor such as lighting, bird baths etc, but few give consideration to what type of mulch if any they are going to use in the garden. … […]
submitted by Valerie Loseth, The Wheelbarrow Gardener
With the recent warm temperatures and the increasing amount of daylight hours, those of us with a green hue to our thumbs are itching to get back into the garden. We long to feel the dirt under our fingernails and the sun on the back of our necks. We have probably looked at a seed catalogue… […]
I had the pleasure of being one of the judges for the Morinville’s Best Garden competition. I spent the morning with other judges and media touring 17 different gardens and exploring the personality displayed in the gardens through the use of plants and design elements…. […]
Planter gardens are becoming very trendy for both homes and businesses. With the building of bigger houses and less yard space, planter gardens are a great way to add interest and colour to your yard where it’s just not feasible to have a regular style garden or to provide additional growing space in preferred areas. […]
Do you have a beautiful problem growing in your yard?
Gardeners are a resourceful bunch; we are great at finding plants that help us create that perfect garden oasis. How often have you participated in a plant or seed exchange, […]
Preparing your yard and garden now for the growing season ahead is not only smart but it also saves you time and money.
Doing a few projects now when there is time will prevent obstacles getting in your way when it’s time to get busy in the gardens. Here are a few things you can do now. […]
The warmer weather has got me thinking that spring might not be far away from us and that got me thinking about how I ought to drag my barbecue out of the garage again and maybe cook myself a steak. Here’s some signs Morinville is well on its way to spring… […]
Much of our world today is based on visual stimulation and instant gratification. We are bombarded with images from magazines, television and social media feeds, such as Instagram and Pinterest. We see pictures of lush green gardens, bright and colourful flower beds, amazing backyards with decks, pools and fire pits. We want what we see,… […]
A new business opened recently in the Six Stones building on 101 Street, around the corner from Quinn’s Plumbing and Heating. Yorkshire Rose is the product of Julie Puchala, who promises to offer her customers flowers and gifts with attitude by bringing a bit of the Whyte Avenue vibe to Morinville.
Lucie Roy Photos
The seventh annual Best Gardens Competition wrapped up Wednesday morning with judges viewing the handiwork of 17 local gardeners competing in a variety of categories. As has been the case in previous years, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes…. […]