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Whether you’re starting a garden for the first time or are an experienced gardener, we’ve got lots of tips, ideas and inspiration to help you create your own garden retreat.

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Shade Loving Shrubs: Bushes To Plant Under Trees

Looking for shade-loving shrubs to plant under trees? This list as bushes that will brighten up your shade garden for every season. some have beautiful flowers, some are evergreens, and some have stunning foliage and stems. Read more ➔

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Hi! I’m Wanda. And I believe that anyone can create a relaxing garden retreat in their city backyard…no matter the size.

So my mother  and I are on a mission to help you do just that by sharing the DIY outdoor projects, plant suggestions and gardening tips we’ve learned through our combined 75+ years of experience.

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Year Round Flower Garden Tour

When you’re planning a garden, it can be hard to make it interesting during all four seasons. This small city yard has had all of the grass replaced with flowers, and will give you lots of inspiration for creating a year round garden. I have been living in my small house in Toronto for almost…