Gardening

Growing season is short in Canada, so make the most of it with these expert gardening tips. Find problem-solving flowers for every type of growing condition, house plant hacks, and more pro tips to keep your green thumb supple.

6 Getaway Gardening Tips

Heading out for a long weekend or vacation? Follow these tips to keep your garden alive and well while you're...


7 Must-Follow Rules of Gardening

Nothing is worse than a garden that won't grow. Whether it's stubborn soil or pesky pests, a problematic garden can...


7 Edible Flowers

This spring, let your garden do double duty and add flowers to your salads. Here are seven flowers that you...


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Your Guide to Better Pruning Tools

Pruning your bushes, trees and shrubs has never been easier, but sometimes it's hard to see exactly how. Sure, all...


9 Bizarre Plant Life Species

Mother Nature gives rise to some of the most amazing and unusual looking organisms and when it comes to our...


5 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Starting up a vegetable garden is a big job, but it's endlessly rewarding: you'll grow tasty, healthy vegetables for you...


9 Cheap and Easy Gardening Fixes

Who says you can only use proper tools in the garden? These common household and workshop objects, including a couple...

4 Ways of Looking at a Garden

Gardens bring us food, flowers and enjoyment. They also give each of us our own personal connection to nature. Here...


7 Tips for Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

Freshly cut flowers can liven up the décor in any room, but proper care must be taken to keep them looking...


Potted Plant Secrets

Are your houseplants always dying on you? Consult these expert secrets to make your potted plants thrive even when you're...


Bring Birds & Butterflies to Your Garden

Flowers and plants add colour to your landscaping, but wildlife really is what brings it to life. Here's what you...


Essential Gardening Tools

Want to get into gardening, but don't know where to start? First you've got to get your hands on the...


5 iPhone Apps for the Gardener

How do you get those veggies to grow, those flowers to bloom and those pesky pests to go away? For...


10 Flowers for Romance

Flowers are the language of love. Find out what the 10 most popular flowers really say and create the perfect...


Grow a Winter Wonderland

Wishing for a green Christmas? Here's a selection of winter-loving plants for your garden.

A Guide to Exotic Houseplants

 Are you fed up with houseplant staples? Exotic plants aren't as hard to come by or care for as you...


Grow Your Own Essential Herbs

There's nothing nicer than being able to go out on your deck or into your garden and snip a few...


Edible Landscaping for Beginners

Who says your garden can't be both functional and gorgeous? When it comes to landscaping, "it is possible to have...


Prune Tree Limbs Safely

In order to prune your trees and keep them looking neat, you'll need the proper tools. What should you use?...


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Enlighten yourself to the art of "mindful" gardening. DeAnna Radaj, casaGURU's home green guru, warns homeowners of the dangers of...

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Get Rid of Furry Garden Pests

They're lovable. They're huggable. They just made a feast out of your cabbage patch. Shooing these furry guests away from...


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Gardening Companions

Are your tomatoes and cucumbers hanging out with the wrong crowd? Improve your garden with companion planting, the art of...


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Pick the Right Bouquet for Mom

Flowers on Mother's Day? Of course! But instead of heading to your local florist to purchase the usual prearranged bouquet,...


Get Your Houseplants Ready for Spring

Spring cleaning is about more than just your closets and garage. Spruce up your houseplants with a green clean and...


How to Care for Cut Flowers

Sure, flowers beautify your home. And they smell nice, too. But how can you keep them healthy, so that you...


Get More Bang for Your Gardening Buck

Is your weekly trip to the garden centre draining your wallet? Here are nine ways to cultivate a lush outdoor...