Journal

FOUR BOOKS TO COZY UP WITH: FEMME EDITION

We love all four seasons that Ottawa has to offer at Gardening By Design, but something about the cold winter months that makes us long for a good book. We've rounded up 4 friend-recommended reads that we are looking forward to digging into this season. So, grab a Pine Tea

DIY FRESH FLORAL CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS WITH TOAST EVENTS

GbD's guest blogger for this month is Elise who runs Toast Events, Elise also happens to be part of our family (sister/daughter), so we thought we would collaborate on something for the holidays! Here she is… Being German means Christmas is almost sacred. It's a rule that no work

GBD'S HOLIDAY ADVENTURE PUNCH

As we all gear towards the holidays and are hosting parties for family and friends, it's always nice to stumble upon a unique cocktail recipe. Going hand in hand with our belief in encouraging people to get out and enjoy the outdoors, we wanted to create a fun and dual-purpose

GBD LOVES LOCAL: SAABOON

Ottawa is full of innovative makers, amazing crafters and awesome small businesses. We are fortunate to live in a city with so many creative people who are making incredible products. SAABOON is an all-natural vegan soap boutique, located at 595 Gladstone Avenue in Centretown. Joulian is the man behind the

Flower Focus: Echinacea

Echinacea Pilleda: perhaps our very most favorite form of the daisy family (we love them all). You may have spotted this darling wildflower growing alongside some ditches, in native wildflower gardens (such as our Bee Haven:) and in your neighbor’s yards galore. This super easy-to-grow herb will not only