A couple of weeks ago, Fern Richardson sent me her book — [amazon_link id=”1604692413″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Small-Space Container Gardens: Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage, and Herbs[/amazon_link] — to review.

 I know a thing or two about balcony gardening. Not only have I gardened on balconies for years but I also wrote the Toronto Star’s “Condo Gardening” column from May 2006 to January 2009. And I have to tell you upfront, this is a great resource book for balcony and small space gardeners. Fern Richardson knows her stuff.


Written on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Book & Product Reviews

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What’s hot this year? Haskap berries. At least that’s what I think. But I am biased. I’ve converted my backyard into an edible and ornamental delight, so all things edible are foremost and forefront in my mind. How about those haskap berries?

New haskap berry. Photo courtesy of President’s Choice

Written on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Plants & Soils

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