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Jennifer Cole

Invited by the Canadian Garden Council to be an ambassador for the Year of the Garden 2022, Jennifer is a garden enthusiast, writer, and alumni of Simon Fraser University. Her by-lines have regularly appeared in the opinion section of the Toronto Star and her portfolio includes articles for Chatelaine online, among other newspapers, magazines and websites across Canada. When not writing her own blog or producing her gardening newsletter “The Perennial”, you can find her visiting local garden centres and puttering, planting, and nourishing her own urban garden oasis in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.



10 Articles

Growing Herbs In A Spiral Guided By The Sun

Adding fresh herbs to your favorite meals boosts flavor, but they’re not always easy to grow. Follow this easy guide to building a cool herb spiral garden!

From Coast To Coast: Celebrating Canada’s Official Flowers

Happy Canada Day! Let’s celebrate out in the garden, shall we? From coast to coast, each province and territory has its own official flower. Let’s take a look!

How To Make A Vegetable Spiral Garden

If you’re short on space or want to try something new in the garden, a vegetable spiral is for you! Follow our easy guide to getting your 3-D dial growing.

Planning A Garden By The Light Of The Moon

Moon planting is a gardening technique as old as time, but it’s seeing a resurgence as people look to get back to their roots. Here’s how it works.

The Year Of The Garden Encourages Canadians To Live Their Best Garden Lives

Did you know 2022 is the Year of the Garden in Canada? The goal is to educate and encourage Canadians to learn more about growing plants with fun activities.

Planting Sunflowers For Peace In Ukraine

Sunflowers are Ukraine’s national flower; a new movement encourages gardeners to plant these beauties in support of the war-torn country. Here’s how to help.

COP15 Strives To Protect Animal and Plant Diversity, Create A Nature-Positive World

Have you heard of COP15? It’s the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity, and it’s designed to create a nature-positive world. Read all about it here.

The Sweet Taste of Winter Vegetables

The cooler weather is on the way, but who says we have to put our gardens to bed? Follow this guide for growing sweet winter vegetables.

Pollination And Chill Keep Berries Rolling Throughout The Winter

Berry season has come and gone… or has it? Did you know you can move berry containers indoors for continued harvests throughout the winter? Here’s how to do it.

How To Grow Vegetables on a Windowsill

Are you longing for homegrown veggies but live in a small space? Urban gardening can be challenging; follow these tips for year-round harvests on a windowsill!