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.

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...

Taste of Autumn: Picking & Storing Apples

Taste of Autumn: Picking & Storing Apples

Taste of Autumn: Picking & Storing Apples By Erna “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”  – Martin Luther We can’t decide if our favourite part of Autumn is the impressive colour display or all the...

Planting Fall Bulbs

Planting Fall Bulbs

Planting Fall Bulbs When fall comes, we always end up asking how summer could have possibly passed by in such a blur. With cooler nights and the trees changing colours – not to mention back-to-school season already well underway – we can’t help but think...

Your Guide to Fall Planting in Manitoba

Your Guide to Fall Planting in Manitoba

Your Guide to Fall Planting in Manitoba By Erna “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus After a long, hot summer, nothing is more welcome than the crisp, cool air of fall. The leaves decorate the landscape in beautiful, warm and fiery...

Gardening as an Anti-Depressant

Gardening as an Anti-Depressant

Gardening as an Anti-Depressant By Erna There are a lot of inarguable benefits to gardening that attract us to it. We love having a beautiful, thriving space in our backyard, we like having fresh food that we trust on our tables, and our families enjoy the benefits of...

Saving Your Garden in a Heat Wave

Saving Your Garden in a Heat Wave

Saving Your Garden in a Heat Wave By Erna “If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” – Steven Wright In Manitoba, we know what the cold weather feels like, so when summer finally hits, the last thing we want to do is complain about the weather. When our luxurious...

Not All Bees are Scary

Not All Bees are Scary

Not All Bees are Scary By Erna It’s myth-busting time, for the sake of our gardens and friendly local pollinators. Putting all things that buzz into the same basket – that is, assuming that all bees and wasps are alike – is like equating a sparrow and a...

Flowering Shrubs for Cut Flowers

Flowering Shrubs for Cut Flowers

The Best Flowering Shrubs for Cut Flowers We love the charming elegance that our garden flowers bring to our backyards. With so many gorgeous shapes, scents, and colours, nobody can blame us for wanting to bring a bit of their style inside. The summer season always...

Dealing with Emerald Ash Borers

Dealing with Emerald Ash Borers

Dealing with Emerald Ash Borers By Erna “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” -Molière Trees are a commitment that we are delighted to bring into our yards. Unlike annual flowers and shrubs where we can have fun with the seasonal changes and...

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