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ByNature Design’s Nicolas Rousseau knows how to bring nature indoors

      Craving green?  This is the time of year when anything lush and green becomes food for our souls.  A potted house plant just may not do it and a trip to a warmer climate may not be possible.  The article below appeared in the November 16 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press Homes and features a profile Read More

2016: New plants, trends and innovations for today’s gardener

              2016: New plants, trends and innovations for today’s gardener   By Colleen Zacharias   Changing lifestyles and demographics as well as changing weather patterns are driving the plant choices we make.  In addition to the never ending quest for what’s new and exciting, plants must be able to withstand high heat and humidity, Read More

Grow your own microgreens and sprouts

  Photo credit: Debra Kuzbik     Photo credit:  Urban Cultivator   Grow your own delicious and nutritious microgreens   By Colleen I. Zacharias   How easy could it be to grow your own sprouts and microgreens indoors for flavour-packed nutrition year-round? Easier than you may think. Sprouts are typically grown in moist conditions. Grown hydroponically and without medium, they Read More

Holiday Tablescapes Centre of Attention

          Set the scene with a beautiful holiday tablescape   Centre of attention   By Colleen Zacharias   When friends and family gather around the table during the holiday season, lingering over a delectable meal and good conversation, it’s the best of times. Set the scene with a mix of favourite dishes, a tablecloth or runner Read More