8 Years in Greenhouse

I recorded this episode in December 2021 right after the greenhouse turned 8 and never got it published. Here are my reflections on the greenhouse business, the changes through our years operating it, and the plans for the future. I was originally hinting at the end of the podcast about the arrival of our baby, who was born in March 2022; chatting about taking time off after spring (which now we all know is my maternity leave!). I hope you enjoy some insights into our business, life, and my brain!

A Guide to Pet-Safe Plants

Check out the recent Redfin article we were featured in:  A Guide to Pet-Safe Plants: Decorate Your Apartment or House Without Worry Pets and plants are excellent additions to any home – they can provide companionship, relieve stress, and create beauty in your home. Unfortunately, the two don’t always live in harmony, as many plants are poisonous

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Tropical Plant Care in the Winter

This is a conversation we have with our customers all the time in our greenhouse. How to best care for tropical plants in winter in our homes with light levels and humidity dropping. And the answer might surprise you: Less light = less water. Let’s talk about light and watering. Plants naturally slow down their

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Flower Deadheading

What is deadheading? When people talk about deadheading flowers they’re referring to removing old blooms that are finished. Why deadhead? To improve the look of the plant. If you have a bunch of dried up flowers on it, it doesn’t look as good. To give the plant more energy to invest in new blooms. How

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How to pick the right tomato plant

With a plethora of tomato varieties to choose from to grow at home, how do you pick the right tomato? Here’s a few questions to ask yourself when trying to decide the best varieties to grow. What do you want to use your tomatoes for? Fresh eating? Canning? Salsa making? Cherry tomatoes are great for fresh

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Designing a Holiday Centrepiece with Chickenwire

To create your holiday centrepiece in a more environmentally conscience way, you’ll need: a pair of pruners, an up-cycled planter, a 1ft square of chickenwire, 1-2 stems of cedar, 1 stem of fir and 1 stem of pine. Step One Let’s get started! The first thing you are going to do is shape your chickenwire

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Planting Paperwhites for the Winter Season

Creating a paperwhite planter for your home is a fun and easy project to do. What you’ll need: Crushed glass, pebbles, or rock A container or vase to put your bulbs in A pack of paperwhite bulbs Water 1 Pour your rock, crushed glass, or pebbles into your container or vase. Keep in mind the

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