Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a quintessential Canadian gardener. An engineer by trade, she tends to an ever-expanding collection of plants. In her world, laughter blooms as freely as her flowers, and every plant is raised with a dash of Canadian grit. Mary Jane is a certified Master Gardener and also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. She's also a proud mom of three, teaching her little sprouts the crucial difference between a garden friend and foe. When she's not playing in the dirt, Mary Jane revels in her love for Taylor Swift, Gilmore Girls, ice hockey, and the surprisingly soothing sounds of bluegrass covers of classic hip-hop songs. She invites you to join her garden party, a place where you can share in the joy of growing and where every day is a new opportunity to find the perfect spot for yet another plant.

Spanish Roja garlic

Bulbs of spanish roja garlic

Spanish Roja garlic is a gourmet heirloom rocambole hardneck garlic variety known for its top-notch, authentic garlic flavor. Grown in North America since at least the late 1800s, it is celebrated for its spicy bite, easy-to-peel cloves, and rich history.…

Inchelium Red garlic

Inchelium red garlic

Inchelium Red garlic is a gourmet heirloom softneck artichoke variety celebrated for its mild yet complex flavor profile. Grown for generations in Washington State, this variety is characterized by its large, flattened bulbs with multiple layers of white and purple-hued…

Majestic garlic

Majestic garlic

Majestic garlic is a hardneck porcelain variety known for its disease resistance and impressively large bulbs. Discovered in Canada, this cultivar has a mild flavor profile with 4-5 large cloves per bulb. It’s especially favored in raw dishes where its…

German Red garlic

German red garlic

German Red garlic, a hardneck variety from the rocambole group, is renowned for its vibrant, reddish cloves and robust, spicy flavor. It thrives best in cold climates, and growers often find it challenging due to its susceptibility to moisture-related issues…

Korean Purple garlic

Cloves of korean purple garlic

Korean Purple garlic is a small rocambole hardneck variety from South Korea renowned for its excellent taste and adaptability to northern climates. Its bulbs, often containing 6-10 large cloves, are characterized by violet-marbled wrappers with pinkish-tan cloves, delivering a full-bodied…

Russian Red garlic

Prize winning garlic at fall fair

Russian Red garlic is a popular heirloom hardneck variety known for its robust, medium-hot flavor and striking purple bulb wrappers. The name ‘Russian Red’ can be somewhat ambiguous, as it refers to a variety of strains that belong to different…

Yugoslavian garlic

Yugoslavian garlic for sale at market

Yugoslavian garlic is a hardneck porcelain variety known for its large cloves and spicy flavor that mellows to a sweet aftertaste. This hardy and disease-resistant garlic variety is easy to cultivate, offers a mid-season harvest, and boasts an impressive storage…

Metechi garlic

Cloves of metechi garlic

Metechi garlic is a hardneck, marbled purple stripe variety known for an intense heat when eaten raw and a robust, spicy flavor when cooked. Originating from the Republic of Georgia, it is highly adaptable to various climates and is exceptionally…

Siberian garlic

Siberian seed garlic

Siberian garlic is a hardneck, marbled purple stripe variety that thrives in both cold and warm climates. It has a medium-to-strong raw flavor that turns mild and creamy when cooked. This garlic is ideal for a range of dishes, from…

Chesnok Red garlic

Seed cloves of chesnok red

Chesnok Red garlic is a hardneck variety known for its eye-catching, purple-striped bulbs and robust, hardy growth. Originating from the Republic of Georgia, it thrives in both Northern and Southern States and is celebrated for its sweet, onion-like flavor with…

German White garlic

German white garlic

German White garlic is a porcelain hardneck variety renowned for its substantial, 2-inch-plus-sized bulbs. Each bulb contains 3-6 large, easy-to-peel cloves enveloped in creamy-white outer wrappers. This variety is most commonly used for making roasted garlic. Introduction to German White…

Fall decor basics

Fall decor - create cozy sitting areas with blankets, mugs, and soft lighting

Fall decor embraces the warmth and richness of the season, drawing inspiration from the natural changes happening outdoors. With its warm, autumnal tones and cozy textures, there’s lots to love about decorating at this time of year. Introduction to fall…