Your garden doesn’t end at the edges of your backyard. We know that an appreciation for nature can inspire every aspect of your life, from healthy dining to home decorating. That’s why our team has been working together to create the Oakridge Lifestyle blog: covering everything from gardening and fashion trends, to home decor and spring planting – a little of everything to leave you feeling inspired.

New Years Planning: Our Seed Reference Guide

New Years Planning: Our Seed Reference Guide

New Years Planning: Our Seed Reference Guide By Erna While we’ve all flirted with the usual New Year’s resolutions – shed a few pounds, be more productive, and so on – that early January goal-setting mindset is an especially significant event for those of...

Charcuterie Board Plating

Charcuterie Board Plating

Charcuterie Board Plating After a long season of leaning over hot stoves and meticulously decorating cookies, we’re ready for a little break. As much joy as we might get from entertaining, we only have so much time and energy. On those occasions when we’re running low...

Poinsettias

Poinsettias

The holiday season is upon us, and the hustle and bustle of gift shopping, meal planning and tree decorating is in full swing. In most households this season, there will be only one other plant in the house that competes with the Christmas tree for attention –...

Fresh Table Decor for Holiday Dining

Fresh Table Decor for Holiday Dining

Fresh Table Decor for Holiday Dining By Erna As Christmas draws closer, so do our relatives. Hosting is as much a part of the holidays as gift-giving and tree-trimming, and is just as much of an art. Creating a comfortable gathering place takes a little extra planning...

Winter Porch Pots

Winter Porch Pots

Winter Porch Pots By Erna “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently?” -Lewis Carroll On the coldest days of winter here in Manitoba, all we can think about is wrapping ourselves in warm blankets and snuggling by the fire with a mug...

Unique Houseplants to Love

Unique Houseplants to Love

Unique Houseplants to Love “Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.“   – Deepak Chopra Plants, like people, are unique living things. No two plants are exactly alike, even within the same species....

Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors By Erna “Herbs deserve to be used much more liberally.” –Yotam Ottolenghi While the days of fresh vegetables from the garden have passed for the time being, the days of savoury stews and hearty dinners have only just begun. Of course, the...

Houseplants to Clear the Air

Houseplants to Clear the Air

Houseplants to Clear the Air By Erna “Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.”  – Danish Proverb What do camera phones, LEDs, CAT scan technology, and handheld vacuum cleaners all have in common? All these technologies exist because of all the hard work that goes...

Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing Your Own Garlic By Erna “Garlic is divine.”            – Anthony Bourdain It’s hard to imagine a good, old-fashioned, home-cooked meal without a generous hit of garlic. From garlic bread to Caesar salad, garlic is the star ingredient in all the...

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