No Holes = No Life

Accepting Landscapes Imperfections Feeding our Monarch Butterflies, Luna Moth & Leaf Cutter Bees In the intricate tapestry of our planet’s biodiversity, every species plays a vital role. Monarch butterflies, Luna moths, and leaf cutter bees are among the many fascinating … Read More

Wait not yet

Spring clean-up is an annual event. (Not February or March) In April the daytime temperatures are getting better but don’t forget the nighttime temperatures. Mid April is a wonderful time for gardeners to start preparing their outdoor spaces for the … Read More

Garden Fresh Ingredients

Using fresh ingredients is always best, especially those you’ve proudly cultivated yourself. Creating your own DIY herb gardens is a great way to liven up your cooking, impress friends and family, and keep your recipes unique and healthy. Herbs are … Read More

Bruce The Spruce

A transplanting success storey! Eleven years ago in 2007 a close family friend moved into their first home. Cute little townhouse in WestOak Trails of Oakville. Planted right in the front at the corner of the driveway and the front … Read More

Garden Girls Bark

Ingredients: 1 sleeve of salted crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1-2 cups of chocolate chips 1- 1 1-2 cups sliced almonds   Preparation: 1) Place parchment paper on cookie sheet, preheat oven to 350 degrees 2) Spread … Read More

Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients: Thumbprint cookies: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt Filling: A jar of your favourite raspberry jam.   Directions: In … Read More

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 2 cup flour, plus more for rolling ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg ½ tsp peppermint extract ¼ cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes … Read More

Winter Exterior Arrangements

Time for The Garden Girls to create your Canadian winter exterior arrangements. We create and build your seasonal arrangements on site in your existing soil filled planters. Then you keep them watered until they freeze. Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, and Etobicoke. … Read More

Winterizing your garden

In October and November there are a few small tasks to do to help your garden survive the winter and make your property beautiful for the spring. Plant your spring-flowering bulbs. Daffodils and Narcissus should go in first because they … Read More

Downy Mildew & Impatiens

Death of the Impatiens   Downy Mildew has downed the impatiens. Sheridan Nurseries will not be carrying the favourite annual this year. Time to think of your other alternatives! But as you can see you can create a similar look … Read More

Fall Cleanup Tips

Garden Girl Fall Cleanup Tips Get a jump start on your Spring Cleanup. Let’s be honest take some time now to get ready for Spring.  You will be happy in May when the gardens need half the work! Dispose of summer … Read More