• Last month one of BUFCO’s long-standing Toronto clients had us designing and implementing a landscape beyond our normal comfort zone of raised bed installations and edible garden plantings. Removing an array of large, well established and pretty uninspiring ornamental shrubs, establishing three gardens (organic annual edibles, organic perennial edibles, and a pollinator garden), laying a flagstone patio, laying a series of flagstone stepping stones across a huge yard and through the gardens took us happily and excitedly down a new path. And at the end of that path was this Herb Spiral....

  • How early in the season can a vegetable garden be planted? Early!

    You might be surprised to learn that there are many vegetables prefer growing in cool weather and actually grow poorly during the summer heat. In honour of our 10th Anniversary I highlight here my top 10 favorite cold hardy veggies that I love to plant in early spring. ...

  • Amongst many factors, the grade, or slope of your yard is an important consideration in determining the height of your raised garden beds. ...

  • On this dreary morning, after making myself a colourful breakfast, but before I allow myself to eat, I whip out my phone and take a photo of my masterpiece.

    When I go walking in High Park with my beloved Dixie by my side, I carry my other beloved, my cell phone, which is also always by my side. How many times have I clutched my pockets in a panic, “Where’s my cell phone?!!!” ...

  • Garden plans come in all shapes and sizes, anything from a rough, hand-drawn sketch of a garden bed against a fence to computer generated drawings of entire landscapes.

    No matter how simple or elaborate a design, the process of doing a garden plan is an important first step in achieving a successful and satisfying end result. ...

  • Growing your own seedlings is easy. All you need is a pot, a seed and a growing medium like potting soil; light, water and the seed will do the rest...