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Carson Arthur has the recipe for your home's curb appeal

Carson Arthur has the recipe for your home’s curb appeal

Falling in love with Prince Edward County on first visit, television host and landscape designer Carson Arthur has reignited his farming roots and now shares his time between here and in Toronto. Arthur’s television career began about 15 years ago with the show ‘Room to Grow’ and its popularity bloomed into other series with HGTV […]

Community creates rainbow of support and love in face of anti-gay church message

Community creates rainbow of support and love in face of anti-gay church message

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Father’s Day was all about love for some 500 sons and daughters from Prince Edward County and beyond who filled the street in front of St. Gregory Catholic Church in Picton Sunday morning. But it was also about inclusion, equality and pride. The harmonious demonstration in support of the […]

New book and garden centre embrace spring with ideas to grow forward

New book and garden centre embrace spring with ideas to grow forward

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Excitement for a new growing season is building for Carson Arthur with with the opening of a new garden centre and the launch of his newest book. Arthur is best known from his HGTV and CityTV television appearances, radio broadcasts and many news and magazine columns over his illustrious […]

The economy of green spaces

The economy of green spaces

Sometimes I find that the articles I am most excited about come from heated arguments, and this one is no exception. I had a well-known landscape designer approach me to be part of a pitch to a large building developer about adding landscaping and community beautification to all of his projects. While this may seem […]

Companion planting a great first-line of defense for your vegetables

Companion planting a great first-line of defense for your vegetables

My vegetable garden is officially planted. I have all of my seeds in rows; my tomatoes in cages and my potatoes are hilled…and so it begins…another season of growing vegetables, but also of keeping the bugs at bay. 2016 had limited successes because I tested several untried techniques, including some old wives tales which didn’t […]

countylive.ca year in review photos - August 2017

countylive.ca year in review photos – August 2017

Countylive thanks our readers and advertisers for continued support of community news and we look forward to an interesting and informative new year! Countylive is on holiday this week and will be updating at a minimum. Please enjoy exploring the site, and the year-in-review series of photographs from 2017. Prince Edward County firefighters were on […]

Tips for growing herbs on the windowsill

Tips for growing herbs on the windowsill

One of the first spots that future gardeners often start is with herbs in the windowsill. If you can keep these alive, you can pretty much grow anything! Unfortunately…it’s not as easy as you think. Just ask my kid sister, who has successfully killed many helpless rosemary and thyme. A majority of the herbs that […]

Time to clean up the gardens for winter

Time to clean up the gardens for winter

The snap in the air signifies more than just the arrival of winter. It also means that it’s officially time to clean out the perennial beds. This can be a challenge even for the most experienced gardener because we always forget the specific treatment for any new species or plants that we’ve added to beds. […]

Curb appeal is number one for a home's first impression

Curb appeal is number one for a home’s first impression

As real estate agents continue to analyze the value of our homes, trying to squeeze every last dollar out of them, the front yard continues to be one area that should get a lot of attention when it comes time to sell. Online and business experts place the value of the front yard somewhere between […]

Picton's fall fair brings fun and agriculture to the forefront

Picton’s fall fair brings fun and agriculture to the forefront

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The 182nd annual Picton Fair was home to some new events this weekend, including a presentation with outdoor and lifestyle expert Carson Arthur designed to focus on the importance of garden clubs and agricultural fairs – both vital to the way youth learn about and understand agriculture. Arthur was […]

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