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Oct. 30, 2019 | Donna Balzer

November in the garden: Secrets for success with trees

One morning, my tree fell over during a huge wind storm after a solid week of rain. There was no property damage, but my ego was shattered.

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Sept. 04, 2019 | Donna Balzer

September in the garden: Fall bugs and an unfortunate colour choice

My friend Liz had a yellow house once, but as a gardener and a homeowner, she won't live in another yellow house ever again.

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July 31, 2019 | Donna Balzer

August in the garden: Stretch out summer with late-blooming flowers

If your garden party is usually over after the irises, peonies, plums and lilacs fade, add late-blooming flowers to really stretch your summer this season. Making way for late bloomers means the joy of summer continues past your escape to the lake and well into back-to-school season.

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July 17, 2019 | Donna Balzer

July in the garden: Summer watering tips for flowers

I arrived home one day in November to find my irrigation system was spraying my snowy lawn.

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June 26, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Luxe landscapes: Three of the hottest high-end outdoor living trends

When it comes to landscaping and outdoor living, Calgarians have a lot of options to choose from, both in terms of features and the latest products. CREB®Now talked to two leading Calgary companies to find out a few of the hottest trends in luxury landscaping.
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June 12, 2019 | Donna Balzer

June in the garden: If you can't live by the lake, bring the water to you

A dove flies into our water feature and starts flapping its wings – it's 7 p.m. and it's bath time.

We'd love to live on a lake, but we don't. Luckily, the sound of water attracts wildlife to the 60-centimetre-wide, recirculating bird bath on our tiny back patio. Under a tree, next to our sitting area and in plain view of our indoor dining table, our water feature has become the virtual reality show of our garden.

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May 15, 2019 | Donna Balzer

May in the garden: gardens in pots are great for owners and renters

Want to sell your house fast? Then add a little sizzle to your curb appeal, so potential buyers can see from the road how pretty your house is before they book a showing.

Sizzle is as simple as adding one or more fantastic flowerpots. Even an empty pot screams, "Hello, I have potential!"

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April 03, 2019 | Donna Balzer

April in the garden: colourful curb appeal

Want to sell your house fast? Then add a little sizzle to your curb appeal, so potential buyers can see from the road how pretty your house is before they book a showing.

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Feb. 28, 2019 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Carson Arthur, gardening & landscaping expert

Gardening guru, author and HGTV Canada's Home to Win host Carson Arthur has fond memories of his first home, a two-storey, 1960s fixer-upper with a lovely front porch in Toronto's eclectic community of Leslieville.

Xeriscaped yards are easy to maintain and sustainable for the long-term.
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Feb. 28, 2019 | Natalie Noble

An eco-friendly, xeriscaped yard could save you time and money

The main features of xeriscaping are simple: use less water by decreasing lawn space and replacing it with native and well-adapted plants that require less water, including perennial flowers, trees and shrubs.

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