If you were a tourist looking for help, you are most likely to get the answers you need from a long-time local resident rather than a fellow tourist. The same is true with the local native plants; they have grown in the same climatic zone and soil type for thousands of years and have adapted to the local conditions and therefore have thrived in that specific area.

When it comes to plants, and more specifically shrubs, many home owners have an oversight to their needs. One reason for the oversight is simple: every year shrubs seem dependable by leafing out, flowering, look great and then drop their leaves. It is almost like they rejuvenate themselves each spring.

You’ve almost gone crazy.

It has been a cold, long winter and you’ve had to put your gardening in hibernation as well.

You’re waiting for spring so you can rush to your local garden centre and get hold of some seedlings for your garden.

Nothing beats the freshness and taste of your own homegrown vegetables. Many can be grown from seed and the easiest vegetables are the ones you can directly sow into the ground. No indoor seeding and no transplanting necessary. There are a few different ways you can direct sow your seeds:

There is no denial: a neat and tidy garden will make anyone feel comfortable, happy and even proud in front of their friends. The following useful tips will help keeping your garden tidy:

One of the most exciting things for gardeners is to discover new plants in garden centres each spring. Plants that we can fit into an empty spot or as replacement for something that did not make it through the harsh winter, or just for a change.

Bylands Nurseries is more than a nursery that follows trends. Bylands is a trend setter; always changing, evolving and growing as needed for garden centers, landscaping and nursery growers. Bylands leads the way with trends and new varieties.

There are a few different ways to create pickles at home. An ancient technique that yields nutrient-dense pickles is fermentation, a process by which the cucumbers are left to sit in a brine (a simple mixture of water and salt) at room temperature for several days.