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4 Secrets to Potted Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas remind me of the hot summer evenings in my Grandmother’s garden. Tall, dense shrubs covered in green, oval leaves with clusters of blue flowers. These hardy shrubs somehow seem old fashioned now. Vintage. Summer...

3 Secrets to keeping a healthy Jade plant

On a balmy summer’s night, I snapped a few stems from a Jade plant growing wild by the side of the road. It was my lucky night. What a find! This succulent will last for...

4 Tips to socializing your puppy

For a well-adjusted puppy, it needs socializing with as many dogs, people and surroundings as possible. Here is what is involved......

5 Ways to keep your Cyclamen Plant blooming

I found a cyclamen plant at my parent’s house. Neglected. Just a bulb with dead leaves. I decided to rescue it. Cyclamen plants are very popular as they flower most of the year. Their flowers...

4 Tips to keep Peace Lily Plants alive

I was given a beautiful plant. A gift. Glossy dark green leaves, clumping together with red flowers growing on long stems. It’s a Peace Lily. Peace Lily plants usually have white flowers, which look like...

5 Benefits for giving up dairy

I’ve been told to give up dairy. The food I love. Is my dietician riding on the cultural fad of swapping dairy for soy, coconut milk, and almond lattes? Or is no dairy better for...

4 Secrets to stop knee pain

Knee pain. It can be debilitating. Swollen, throbbing, burning knees. Does this sound familiar? Constantly aching when walking, climbing stairs and sleeping. I would secretly like to brag my knee pain resulted from an injury...

8 Ways to keep cut flowers fresh and alive

I love a vase full of fresh market flowers. They provide color and life to any room. Each Saturday I head to the markets to find the perfect bouquet. It is incredibly hard to choose....