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Weekend Reads : Gardening on my Mind

I’ve got spring and gardening on my mind this week and I’m anxiously awaiting May 24 weekend when I can kick my cutting garden into gear. Until then, I’m seeking inspiration from around the web. Here are some of my favourite gardening reads this month.

1. As much as I am looking forward to fresh flowers, I’m equally excited about starting a vegetable garden. This guide by Martha Stewart is perfect for learning How to Start your Tomatoes from Seed.

2. When I worked at Joel Loblaw Inc. for many years, Piet Oudolf was one of our biggest inspirations when it came to planting design. This Gardenista article shares 7 excellent planting design tips inspired by Piet Oudolf. These are things I always consider when designing a garden!

3. Toronto Urban Gardener, Sarah Nixon, shares her tips and floral recipes with Canadian House and Home for How to Make Perfect Bouquets using flowers from the garden. Great inspiration for the summer months when your garden begins to bloom!

4. Floret Flowers is sharing all of their favourite daffodil cultivars and some snaps of spring in the Skagit Valley. While it’s too late to plant these for this season, this is a list to save for the fall!

5. I love the idea of planting herbs that also give some aesthetic interest through flowers. Country Living theirs their 8 Best Flowering Herbs – some of which I have never even heard of! Looking forward to trying one or two of these this season.

6. For those of your who like a modern structured garden, this is for you. An interview with one of my favourite landscape architects – Luciano Giubbilei by Goop. There is so much inspiration in the photos in this article and it shows that you can use traditional plant material in non-traditional ways.

Are you looking for more gardening Inspiration? Have a look at our latest guides to help if you are planning a Cutting Garden!

Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Cutting Garden

Low Maintenance Flowering Shrubs for Your Cutting Garden

New to Gardening? These are some of our favourite Garden Essentials

Emily is a landscape designer turned wedding florist in the Niagara Region. Follow Threads & Blooms on Instagram for daily updates!


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