Gardening with Candy Venning

Gardening with Candy Venning

Did I Really Plant That?!

Whether you’re a fresh gardener or an expert, you’ve planted something that you came to regret – a lot. It may have been the pretty flower, the ‘friend's' recommendation or the label that lured you in but eventually it became a monster. A recent discussion on...

PLANTY TO DO IN JANUARY

SUBMITTED BY CANDY VENNING Wooot woot! This stimulating time of the year is prime time to pore over the online Dahlia & seed catalogs, I mean, what else ya got goin’ on??? Dahlias have been one of my favourite cut flowers, they’re stunning in a garden, easy to...

Gardens and Other Comforts

Gardens and Other Comforts

By Candy Venning Did you find solace in the garden this summer? Was it the buzzing bees, the wind sighing across branches, the birds you had never seen before or the tide lapping in the bay? Perhaps the simple act of working with your hands in the soil, coaxing plants...

Gardeners’ Cheeky Checklist

Gardeners’ Cheeky Checklist

by Candy Venning The end of the gardening season is in sight, a relief in some ways but as always, a little sorrow mixed in. Put down that mocha-chaca-spice-latte whatsit and pull up yer booties for a final fling round the yard, it’ll give you a satisfied grin to go...