Fussy Finds

“Dirty Girl”

Our Creative Director Alan Krpan passed on this video blog by a former classmate of his. I really enjoyed it and wanted to share it with you. Erin (aka “Dirty Girl”) has created this really engaging site focused on gardening in the city. You can catch her new webisodes here – very “edutaining”!

Perfect Peonies

A friend of ours just clipped some flowers from her garden to share with us. I can’t believe how remarkable Peonies are – surreal!

I have to find a spot in the new garden to plant some, so I can pay it forward.


The Armchair Book of Gardens – A Miscellany

It’s a pleasure to recommend this wonderful coffee table book for my garden friends from Jane Billinghurst and Greystone Books D&M Publishers Inc. As the title declares, it’s a wonderful ‘miscellany’ of prose, stories and images exploring the sensual, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and even political nature of gardens. This collection from various points in human history features a wide variety of writers and beautiful illustrations. Delightful to the eye and inspirational to the mind. You can’t go wrong.


Flora Farms

A friend of mine sent me a link of a place he stumbled on in Mexico, Flora Farms. He said their whole presentation “was almost Riordonian”. I think I get what he meant. Anyway I thought you might enjoy checking it out.

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Centro Garden

I can’t help but be slightly envious of this wonderful new store in neighbouring downtown Burlington. I love their aesthetic and the way they mix garden and lifestyle to create such an inviting and unique retail experience. Check out their website or better yet, pay them a visit at 437 Brant Street, Burlington, Ontario. They’re open all year around, but the store opens up outside once the warmer season arrives.


Unusual Garden Benches

I’m always snooping around for garden stuff. Everyone should have a character bench in their garden to enjoy the ambience of your outdoor sanctuary. Here are some interesting options, but if you decide the cost to ship from the UK is too much, then use it for inspiration to search for a bench closer to home or grab the images you like for Pinterest.


Cedar Springs

My guys from Cedar Springs support the care of our six garden areas by keeping all of our lawn areas trimmed and looking beautiful throughout the three seasons. If you’re in the western GTA you might want to consider Cedar Springs. Wally and his new sidekick Tyler have been managing things for Mr. Fussy.


Interesting Websites to Check Out

My friend David Graham White, a professor of Photography at Sheridan College, shares a passion for gardens. He has added to his blog some new work which I’d like to share with you:


Spring Finds

I’d like to share one of my favourite brands of organic fertilizer for potted plants, Grotek Life. I find it works really well and is easy to use. They have a range of organic products.