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Gardens - 2/4 - Country Living

Gardening Tools

There are actually very few gardening tools you need, but certainly many that you can own to make the job easier! Spade Trowel Watering Can Hose …and you’re good to go! That is, as long as you have plants or seeds to grow into that garden of yours. If you’re starting annuals from seeds, you […]

Stepping Stones

A country garden pathway made of stepping stones is a true delight to both gardener (keeps everyone out of your garden beds) and visitors alike. Not only that but you can display your individuality in the stones you make or purchase and they will always add a touch of color no matter what the season. […]

Country Gardens

There’s nothing quite like country gardens, no matter what your perception of one might be. That’s why I’m so glad you’re finally here. To share your perspective and offer tips to new gardeners like you and I. You know sometimes I feel like tending country gardens is a solo sport and it is always great […]

Growing Herbs

It is not wise to try every variety on your first foray into growing herbs. Choose four or five hardy varieties of cooking herbs and experiment with different flavors and recipes. Lavender is one of my personal favorites for a non-culinary herb and it is remarkably easy to grow. Some of the more hardy and […]

Gardening Virus

No matter how it goes, well or poorly, you’ll never forget your first real foray into gardening. You’ll also never forget the devastation of your tender seedlings getting hit by frost. The first time I ever planted anything, which I don’t count as real gardening – was back when I lived in downtown Toronto. The […]

Making Compost

If you garden, flowers or vegetables, you are either making compost in a pile or in a bin. If you’re not, you should be. Compost heaps, bins, buckets or piles put to use all the organic waste left over from grass clippings to leaves, dead plants, vegetables that are past consumption, and even some household […]

Grow Organic Herbs

One of the best decisions made since I moved to the country is to grow organic herbs. I don’t know why, but food started tasting better to me since I left the city, largely in part, I believe to having fresh organic herbs on hand and knowing how to use them in my cooking. I […]

Grow An Organic Garden

As we’ve discussed previously on GoodByeCityLife, there are a multitude of reasons to grow an organic garden. Vegetables are extra beneficial in vitamins and nutrients and your grocery store costs will decrease dramatically. Once you’ve decided to grow an organic vegetable garden you ensure your produce is in the purest form, without causing any cancer-producing […]

Garden Tools

If the act of playing in the mud doesn’t suit your style anymore, it is time to get digging, planting and weeding with some of the nice, new, ergonomic garden tools. The first day I took a road trip with my gardening friend Shelley, I fell in love. Instantly I could see how the plants […]

Garden Tool Basics

After spending a few hours on this hot summer day in my country garden, I realized there are a few basic garden tools I skipped right by. This is a continuation of a longer post I wrote earlier. Gardening Gloves First and foremost, as it is the first thing I grab on my way out […]