Gardening with Candy Venning

Gardening with Candy Venning

Pet Garden Peeves 3.0

Pet Garden Peeves 3.0

by Candy Venning 1) Invasive plant species – Although vigorous online debates rage in garden groups with people who truly love their Burning Bush, Barberry or Lily of the valley, these plants escape our gardens and grow across woodlands, ravines, places that are not...

Fav Sunny Plants

Fav Sunny Plants

by Candy Venning Last month I shared a list of favourite shade plants and now it’s sunny gardens’ turn. Though many of these plants are large or a bit wild and woolly, adding a low stone wall, a background hedge, structures like obelisks or arbours all create a more...

Shade Garden

Shade Garden

by Candy Venning I recently gave a ‘Shade Garden’ talk via Zoom to a garden club. As a part of the talk I agreed to provide a list of some of my favourite plants – primarily native. I thought it might be helpful if you’re working on establishing a woodland garden. The...

Indoor Plant Tips

Indoor Plant Tips

Submitted by Candy Venning As we continue to collect daylight minutes and hoard seeds, I thought now might be a good time to share a few houseplants tips. Despite never buying a plant, I have somehow collected Aloes, Oranges, Agapanthus, ferns, spider plants and...

The Gardeners Holiday List

The Gardeners Holiday List

by Candy Venning Hmmmm…. What to get that gardener on your list – or perhaps ‘wanna gardener’ or maybe just thinking about becoming a gardener while collecting houseplants kinda’ gardener? A family Membership to the Royal Botanical Gardens – supporting beautiful...

Fall Gardening

Fall Gardening

By Candy Venning Hello there, remember last spring how every time you saw a crocus or snowdrop you smiled and then…wondered why you don’t have any in your yard? Yup! Time to think about spring bulbs – and if you didn’t order in advance from @flowerbulbsRus or a...