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.

How to Plant a Container Garden

How to Plant a Container Garden

How to Plant a Container Garden By Erna Container gardens have taken a steady climb into popularity recently. While they had their humble beginnings in 1950’s suburbia, the trends of that time look particularly uninspired compared to some of the wild creativity these...

Our Top 3 New Edibles

Our Top 3 New Edibles

Our Top 3 New Edibles By Erna “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan One of the greatest joys of the gardening season is enjoying your hard work! Nothing quite beats the taste of garden-fresh veggies in the summer. Eating well is so much...

The Colours of Spring

The Colours of Spring

The Colours of Spring By Erna The Cast: According to Shakespeare, all the world’s a stage and we all play our unique parts. The same idea holds true in our own backyards, hundreds of years later. Our gardens are an eager, but empty, stage in the spring and every...

Our Top New Annuals 2018

Our Top New Annuals 2018

Our Top New Annuals 2018 By Erna This year is full of innovation and excitement, and the gardening world is no exception. In 2018, we are ushering in some beautiful new annuals to start the gardening season off right. Here are some of our top choices: Home, garden,...

Fashion Update 2018

Fashion Update 2018

Fashion Update 2018 By Megan Every year comes with new fashion trends, and with 2018 in full swing, this year’s trends are confidently making an appearance. Feminine yet practical, this year is all about a beautiful, earthy style. Here’s what to look for this season,...

Container Gardening Trends

Container Gardening Trends

Container Gardening Trends By Erna “The earth laughs in flowers.“  – Ralph Waldo Emerson Container gardening is one of the dominant styles of gardening we use in our own yards and see on the covers of magazines. There’s good reason that this art form is so...

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring By Erna April is one of our favourite months for its idealism: with dreams of freshly ripened garden vegetables on our tables and colourful flower blooms dancing in our heads. Funnily enough, it’s also the ugliest month – a...

Snow Mould and Spring Lawn Care

Snow Mould and Spring Lawn Care

Snow Mould and Spring Lawn Care By Pierre Our lawns take up the majority of our yard space. Even with popular tastes favouring perennial beds and edible gardens, turf care is still important to care for our yards as a whole. With winter fading, and a new season of...

Behind the Scenes at Oakridge, March 2018

Behind the Scenes at Oakridge, March 2018

Behind the Scenes at Oakridge, March 2018 Spring is here, and the greenhouse is bustling with activity as pots get potted, and sprouts start sprouting! Our team has been working hard to ensure that this year’s plants are looking (and growing!) their best. It’s...

Easter Decorating Tips

Easter Decorating Tips

Easter Decorating Tips By Megan Easter is about the beginning of spring and the season of rebirth. In addition to getting hopeful about all our gardening dreams to come, it’s a time to freshen up the house. Flush away the last bits of a dark, cold, and gloomy...

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