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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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Seed-Saving Tips

• For vegetables, select plants with traits such as high yield, good size, early ripening, or best flavour. • For flowers,

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Easy-to-grow Shrubs: Viburnum

There is a genus of over 150 different shrubs that seems to be overlooked by the majority of gardeners. But...

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Orchids: Hydroponic by nature

A native of moss-covered rocks of the tropical rainforests, magnificent orchids grow hydroponically, naturally.

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Decorative Grasses

At the Aalsmeer Flower Market in Holland, grass is being scooped up by florists who are tucking the plants into...

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Seeding Our Heritage

Although I can hardly trace my own roots further back than my grandmother, I can grow peas from a seed...

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Terrarium treasure

Often mistaken for a fern, or sometimes a moss, Selaginella kraussiana falls somewhere in between.

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New Plant Introductions

The 2003 winners: Ornamental Millet ‘Purple Majesty’ (1) This cultivar of Pennisetum glaucum grows to a height of up...

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Perennial Bulbs

In Europe, an annual Bulb of the Year election takes place in various countries. In North America, the comparable award...

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