Impress your guests with irresistible dishes from our FREE Avocado Recipe Book

More than just avocado toast and guacamole, this recipe book has breakfast to dessert covered all for FREE.

Plant a Shade and Sun Border

Iris sibirica ‘Butter and Sugar’; right: Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’; left: Hosta ‘Minuteman’

A Drift of Thrift

Near the beginning of the alphabet you will likely encounter a reliable and colourful native, the sea-pink, or thrift (Armeria...

Made for the Shade: Shade-loving Plants

David Tarrant offers his favourite shrubs and perennials to enhance those shady areas of your home garden.

Rhodos Rediscovered

However, had he wandered into the village and chanced upon the property owned by George Fraser, he would likely have...

Join a Garden Club!

There are over 130 clubs in B.C., ranging from a focus on specific plants to general gardening. For information, contact...

Those wonderful wasps in your garden

Gardeners know the benefits of bees pollinating flowers and improving fruit crops, but many neglect their cousins, the wasps, who...

Native BC Plants and Your Garden

Want to learn more about incorporating native species into your garden? This handy Q&A offers a good primer on water...

Julie’s Clematis Picks

A couple of maxims immediately spring to mind when the subject turns to clematis; the first, “head in the sun,

Stalwart Perennials for Low Maintenance

“Plant three plants instead of one,” Julie advises. This approach not only creates more impact in a large space but...

English Country Meets West Coast

For 12 years, the Southlands property of gardener Julie Lane Gay and her husband, Craig, has been in the business...

Stop and smell… a hyacinth

From January to March potted hyacinths are available in all their colours: pink, blue, purple, white and more recently a...

Make a red-hot wreath

How to make a non-traditional wreath using hot chili peppers for a long-lasting effect. (In fact, the wreath gets more...

Deck the Halls with Garden Clippings

Broadleaf evergreens such as holly, pieris and boxwood can be clipped year round and piled inside for a festive touch.

Create an Apple Centrepiece

Wedge the floral foam firmly into the pot and add most of the greenery before securing the apples with skewers.

Make Caramel Apples

Insert a wooden stick before covering a firm, unblemished apple with the sticky caramel coating. Before the caramel dries, roll...

Make a leaf wreath

Maureen Sullivan, owner of Thomas Hobbs Florist, bundled five or six leaves together before tying them securely to the wire...

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