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.

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...

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...

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