Stories Tagged - patio
Aug. 21, 2023 | CREB
Calgary has such short summers; no wonder we flood the patios as soon as the snow is gone. With more outdoor living space at home, you can bring that same excitement to your front porch!
Aug. 04, 2022 | Sarah Gillman
Calgary summers always seem to fly by and, with the limited time we get in the sweet sunshine, it’s important to make every moment count outside. Your backyard or patio can serve as your living room for the summer season, and making a few small changes can make it seem like a brand-new outdoor oasis.
Oct. 19, 2020 | Natalie Noble
As summer days give way to cooler weather, good times had on the patio or balcony need not end – especially, when outside is one of the safest places to be thanks to COVID-19. From simple additions to more elaborate fixes, there are many ways to winterproof outdoor spaces for year-round enjoyment.
July 02, 2020 | Tyler Difley
So, there's no time like the present to make the most of that space. Here are six easy ways to spruce up your yard and create the outdoor oasis you've always wanted.
May 19, 2020 | Geoff Geddes
June 06, 2018 | Donna Balzer
April 18, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Given Calgary's sometimes seemingly endless winters, it's important to make the most of summer.
That's why people have embraced landscaping trends that create outdoor living spaces in their own backyard.
Nov. 13, 2015 | Donna Balzer
I had a single dahlia plant left in my garden. It was battered into the ground by heavy winds and rain. The flowers on the plant, already lying on the ground, had aphids, spiders and slugs living in them. But from a distance, they looked shabby chic beautiful.
Studies show views of nature improve our mood and relax our minds. Improving the view of nature from your window, even if you live on the 10th floor of a high-rise building, might seem impossible this late in the season. But as long as you have a balcony or small patio, improving the view is simple. Just add flowers, dead or alive.
Instead of cutting my dahlias and dumping them, or bringing dahlia blooms with bugs into my home, I clipped the best blooms from my plant and placed them in a large, shallow, water-filled salad bowl. Then, I left the bowl outdoors on my patio table, where I enjoy them from my dining room.
June 04, 2014 | Donna Balzer
A dog needs to bark and a cat needs to meow. Does that mean a gardener needs a garden to garden?
Some of the best gardeners have tiny balconies or do all their gardening on their front step. I learned this lesson in Dubrovnik, a centuries-old city in Europe where entire gardens are built on front steps.