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Plant drought hardy containers

Plant an easy-care perennial container that will withstand heat and drought with style.

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Camas

Camas are an easy-to-grow bulb with exceptional beauty and exotic flavour.

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Garden Travels: Margaret Baxter

The otherworldly charm of Margaret Baxter's haven in the heart of Victoria

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Precious Peonies

The other amazing thing about this group of plants is their hardiness, making them ideal candidates for interior and northern...

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Eryngium

Although I had prepared for a sprinkler system, I nevertheless felt that most of the newcomers should be well suited...

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Prolong Perennial Blooms

Planning an early-autumn outdoor wedding? Prolong or delay the flowering of hardy perennials by selective hard-pruning. When monkshood (Aconitum spp.)...

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Trim with Care: Line-Trimmers

Line-trimmers are great for grass but can be deadly for trees. A peek inside a tree shows why. Bark is...

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Dried Flowers

Nowhere is change more evident than in the garden. A bloom that was perfect only a day ago can quickly...

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Chrysanthemums: Mums for Moms

The chrysanthemum was first cultivated in China in the 15th century and was introduced to the Western world during the...

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With Flying Colours

Spring is, as they say, bustin’ out all over, and some of the most visible activity in our gardens comes...

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Garden of Enchantment

To stroll through the garden of Margaret Baxter in one of the leafy purlieus of Greater Victoria is to feel...

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Dilly Beans

• 2 quarts (2.2 L) whole green beans • 4 whole heads of fresh dill, one per jar...

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Bountiful Beans

While it may be possible to buy beans in season at your local supermarket, nothing compares to these tasty morsels...

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Sweet Beets

Are your beet roots bitter or stunted? This is not uncommon in coastal areas of B.C. where soil can be...

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Cucumbers Revealed

Gardeners often complain that their cucumber plants stop producing fruit early in the season. How can this be prevented? The...

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Eye on Potatoes

Did you know that if whole, sprouted seed potatoes are planted in the spring, your potato yield will almost double?

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