Soil + Water = Success

a watered garden

The creation of beautiful gardens - What We Do  One of the first things to begin with is to contact our professionals at Queen Beez. Susan Martin's experienced artistic eye for colour and form will transform your green space with our services in design + installation. Our meticulous attention to standards and best practices for property maintenance sustain your investments. Irrigation or not, water is what keeps any living garden alive. All new plants require regular watering for the initial 3-4 month growth. Even the most drought tolerant plants (rooftops, Xeriscapes) or 'low maintenance perennials' require access to water.  There exists no such garden labeled as "zero maintenance" What is your dream garden in the city?  Design with Susan at Queen Beez ! We … [Read more...]

Vivariums in the Hive of Winter!

living room style, gumball classic, the dome

Something Fun! Its been the best winter for snow in years...and skiing couldn't be better! But the trails are not always open, and work is never done, so in-between fun and work, you must have "play"! Now, as busy Gardeners, who adore plants in all their settings, even in winter, not all houseplants are created equal as you know. Some need more pampering than others...some require sunlight - but if you live under a Canadian Winter, sun can prove to be scarce... One our favourite indoor projects remains a Victorian craft, Vivariums in the style of Edwardian Terrariums! Terrariums are generally credited with being invented by a man named Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. He invented them during the Victorian era and created a style of glass case with a metal frame that was very popular … [Read more...]