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Gloriosa Superba ‘Rothschildiana’

Give your conservatory or sunroom a lift this summer with this bright beauty. The gloriosa lily is a tuberous perennial...

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Manchurian Pipe Vine

The curious flowers of the Manchurian pipe vine (Aristolochia manshuriensis) hold a special appeal for tiny flies and gnats. The...

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Rhododendrons: A Labour of Love

Each time Dora Kreiss takes me through her quiet woodland garden overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, I come...

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The Emergent Water Garden

Spring is just around the corner and we just can’t wait to get our hands dirty – and wet, at...

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Native Plants For Every Garden

“Appraise your site and adapt to it; then you’re home free,” says Frank Skelton. He and wife Erin recommend the...

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Container Vegetable Garden

No matter how petite your patio, you can create a decorative kitchen garden, known by the French as a potager.

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Early Blooming Perennials

Is your springtime flower border less than inspiring? Even veteran gardeners find it daunting to choose the best plants for...

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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Mysterious and aloof, Cardiocrinum giganteum (zones 7-9) reaches a height of up to three metres in the woodland garden.

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Garden Edible

Johanna Pakendorf’s zest for the outdoors began on Bowen Island 10 years ago with the simple goal of keeping herself...

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Troubleshooting with Conway Lum

When purchased in its original container, rooting hormone has an indefinite shelf life, but one should take steps to protect...

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Warm zucchini salad recipe

Slice a handful of freshly picked zucchini very thin. Sauté in 1 tbsp. (15 mL) each butter and olive oil...

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Red, White and Blue Salade Composée

In late summer, arrange leaves of Revolution (or other red) lettuce on a plate. Add sliced bocconcini rounds or goat...

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White magic

While no garden could be complete without several clumps of undemanding snowdrops, other white flowering bulbs are also well worth...

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Buying long-lasting poinsettias

When shopping for a poinsettia this season, use these pointers to help you find one that'll last through the holidays.

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Winter Containers

Fill winter containers with unusual hardy plants and blubs such as fritillaria, allium, anemones, phormiums, ivy and hellebores. Instead, create intriguing...

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Gorgeous Goldenrod

This species of goldenrod grows as a robust tall perennial. Its long creeping rhizome (root-stem) with fibrous roots explores the...

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