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.

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening Especially at this time of year, when the weather is precarious and the threat of frost isn’t altogether gone, we’re all too aware of how precious the warm weather is. While we love our four distinct seasons in Manitoba, as gardeners we always...

The Basics of Soils and Soil Amendments

The Basics of Soils and Soil Amendments

The Basics of Soils and Soil Amendments By Erna As much as we all need soil, not many of us can say it’s our favourite part of our gardens. To a beginner gardener, soil may seem like a necessary mess that doesn’t seem too exciting at all. With experience, however, we...

The Gardener’s Book List

The Gardener’s Book List

The Gardener’s Book List In Manitoba, it can be tough to feel cheerful in February early March. The short days, bone-chilling temperatures, and snow-clogged roads all remind us how long it will be before we’ll see any signs of life outside. But during this time...

Seeding Indoors

Seeding Indoors

Seeding Indoors By Erna While we can’t wish the deep freeze temperatures away, there are some things we can do as we wait for the weather to warm up. The time is near for beginning our indoor seeding – even if the cold weather outside doesn’t make it feel like...

Tablescaping 101

Tablescaping 101

Tablescaping 101 By Megan A lot has happened between the age of rotary phones and the advent of iPhones, and there’s a strong argument that reliance on technology – with instant messaging, around-the-clock reachability, and 24-hour shipping – has brought...

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...

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