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Project shines light on public gardens

The Manitoba Public Gardens project is a collaborative initiative that aims to discover and uncover the names and locations of all of Manitoba’s …

Libraries

Carr wants green roofs made mandatory on new buildings in Vancouver

Vancouver city staff will be asked at Tuesday’s council meeting to come up with a policy to make green roofs mandatory on new buildings.Coun. Adriane …

Green Roofs

Skills Canada: Turf Wars! Episode 1

Installing joy

<b>Pride and joy</b> The study by NALP and NAR shows landscape installation projects bring homeowners the most joy, compared to other outdoor …

The best time to water your plants during a heat wave

<b>SUMMER |</b> Gardening<p>The Conversation<b><br>Special to The Weather Network</b><p>Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:10 AM - When the warmer weather strikes, our gardens and …

Rooftop Farming Is More Than a Green Thumb’s Urban Fantasy

Gardens and farms on city roofs are a locavore’s dream—and they do everything from cool buildings to help prevent flooding.<p>In the heart of a city, …

More Buildings Are Going Green. Literally. - WSJ

Most people, when they think of “green” buildings, take that to mean structures built with energy conservation in mind. But, increasingly, buildings are becoming literally green, as cities and companies around the world embrace biophilic design—the concept of surrounding buildings with nature, even …

Green Living

Urban trees: the key to liveable and sustainable future cities

As we head towards a future where global populations are set to become increasingly urbanised, it is important to protect and plant urban trees in …

» Six Natural Reasons Good Earth Plant Company Loves Summer

Posted on Jun 20, 2018<p>By the time you read this blog post, it will officially be Summer 2018. The 2018 Summer Solstice officially took place at 3:07 …

How to spruce up steep slopes - Winnipeg Free Press Homes

Steep slopes pose unique challenges, but also opportunities. For homeowners and cottage owners who have waterfront properties, techniques for …

Red River College reduces staffing, programs, ups fees to match funding reduction

Manitoba budget cuts to post-secondary education are hitting Red River College as they announce the loss of jobs, courses and a hike in tuition.On …

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

Brandon Watson // Special to Western News<p>Landscape Services says its new battery-powered equipment is quieter, generates zero emissions during use …

Brandon researcher's 'good bugs' set to battle 'bad bugs' at garden centre

Bugs and other insects may give some the creepy-crawlies, and to others, maybe they're just plain annoying. But to a researcher at Brandon's …

Montreal researchers use willows to decontaminate polluted soil, groundwater

In an east-end Montreal neighbourhood, a polluted piece of former industrial land has become a garden.<p>Willows sway in the breeze, creating a pleasant …

Unique landscaping program helps grads cultivate new careers

Seven years ago a repetitive strain injury to her wrists and shoulders forced Wendy Harper to give up hairstyling, a career she loved.<p>With a learning …

Winnipeg’s biodome garden looks to make a tropical splash in a city defined by winter

They’ve heard it all.<p>“<i>Winter</i>-peg.”<p>“City of mosquitoes and potholes.”<p>The old knocks got a few new ones this winter when, for inexplicable reasons, a National Hockey League team in California, the San Jose Sharks, suddenly posted a video on its team website in which some of its players gleefully …

Greenhouse industry finds ways to thrive

In Manitoba today, more and more women are driving change and new opportunities in the local greenhouse industry.<p>In an era where every big box store …

Blog - PlantSomething BC

Gary Lewis at Phoenix Perennials sent us a list of the hot new plants for 2018. If you’re looking for something new and exciting for your garden, you …

One industry veteran’s take on proper plant installation

<b>Soil smarts</b><br>Planting in soil with well-defined horizons—versus screened soil—offers trees a greater chance of success.As John Palmer has moved into …

Gardening

Vegetables grown successfully in the International Space Station

Space missions will increasingly become longer, so in the future, the crew members will need to grow their own food, and in order to achieve this, it …

Space

NALP lists top landscaping trends for 2018 - Pool & Spa Marketing

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has released its official list of the top landscaping trends of 2018.<p>As the voice of the …

Landscaping

The Tree Manufacturer: Jonathan Saperstein, 30, Is Building A $120 Million Business Growing Trees

In the summer of 2014, Jonathan Saperstein, then a 27-year-old executive at and minority shareholder in TreeTown USA, a decorative tree grower, was worried. “We were up against the clock because of the cash position,” he says. The company’s founder–his father, David Saperstein, who had vaulted onto …

Florida

Vimy Oak dedicated at Sullivan’s Pond

A Vimy Oak at the Sullivan’s Pond cenotaph in Dartmouth has been dedicated as a living memorial to honour those who fought at Vimy Ridge during the …

Vimy Ridge

How to fight Insectageddon with a garden of native plants

People across North America love to garden, yet the vast majority of garden plants are non-native species.<p>Day-lilies, peonies, roses, chrysanthemums …

Mike Holmes: Trades offer a life-long set of worthy skills

With International Women’s Day just behind us, and Skills Ontario and Skills Canada coming up in the next few months, it felt like a good time to …

Best of the 2018 National Home Show and Canada Blooms

The 2018 National Home Show and Canada Blooms have joined forces again to feature the best inside your home and out. Running from March 9 – 18, 2018 …