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.

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...

FALL IS A FABULOUS TIME TO PLANT IN YOUR YARD!

FALL IS A FABULOUS TIME TO PLANT IN YOUR YARD!

Your summer activities of going to the beach, playing golf and family barbeques has dramatically slowed. You may be out in the yard doing your fall clean-ups and notice the beautiful colours that are present. Why not add to those and plant a tree, shrub, or perennial...

Fall Maples

Fall Maples

Fall Maples Maple trees have long been known to have some of the finest displays of fall colour. While common in Ontario and Québec, very few maples are native to zone 3 areas like ours in Steinbach. However, we can still enjoy fall maples here in Manitoba! Thanks to...

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, the crisp, cool air of fall is often welcome. The leaves decorate the landscape in beautiful, warm and fiery hues that seem...

Fall Garden Clean-Up

Fall Garden Clean-Up

Did You Know – Removing plant debris and raking in the fall can greatly reduce the pests and disease that can harm your plants in the over wintering process. Giving your garden beds that quick clean-up can keep them looking good longer into the fall season and...

Planting Your New Tree

Planting Your New Tree

Planting Your New Tree Trees play an important role in our landscapes. Not only do they provide shade, beauty, and structure, they can also hold a great deal of sentimental value. From tire swings to treehouses, some of our most precious memories are centred around a...

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