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FREE | 17 Guilt-Free Recipe Ideas Book

Eating healthy has never been easier with these simple, delicious, healthy recipes.

Plants for Tiny Gardens

Use these tried and true choices to create an easy but oh-so-elegant entrance bed, a pint-sized woodland retreat or a...

Invasive alien species - Slideshow

Related Stories: Prevention and Early Detection are Key to Controlling Invasive Plants and Pests PHOTOS courtesy of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; BCMAFF:...

Common Sense Ecosystem Ponds

Unlike the leaky, high-maintenance water features of old, today’s ecosystem ponds use a blend of high-tech techniques and common sense...

Minimizing the Risk of Sudden Oak Death

In some plants it's deadly, in many it may be nothing more than a few dots on a leaf. As...

Ensure Your Landscape Professional Meets the B.C. Landscape Standards

The two parts of any landscape installation are hardscaping and softscaping. Hardscaping refers to items such as drainage, grading, irrigation,

Get an Early Start on Your Planting

Fill a length of old gutter with a mixture of potting soil and organic fertilizer. Plant seeds according to the...

Mountain High

Wandering the starkly beautiful high alpine of British Columbia’s mountains, it is hard to believe that some of the tough...

Care and Cultivation of Heucheras

Most heucheras will thrive in any moist, well-drained soil, although they are less successful in heavy clay. In our climate...

Tiarellas and Other Relatives

Close relatives of heucheras, tiarellas, also known as foamflowers, are more delicate in every way.

Foliage divas

New hybrids of heucheras offer year-round leaf colour in shades of purple, chartreuse, orange and raspberry.

Beat Those Winter Blues with Hydroponics

Year-round hydroponic planting can have you thinking of sunshine on cold and dark days.

Greenery in the Home

Bringing greenery in to our homes around the time of the winter solstice has been a tradition for centuries. English...

Suicide Lily

The common name for Gladiolus flanaganii – suicide lily – tells all we need to know about how difficult it...

Gaultheria Mucronata

Gaultheria mucronata produces a mass of lilac-coloured, blueberry-sized globes that persist through winter in the Pacific Northwest. Various texts claim...

Moss Campion

Here and there are spots of bright mountain harebell (Campanula lasiocarpa), a dash of yellow groundsel (Senecio) and splash of...

Buff up your birdbath

In addition to periods of drought, birds particularly benefit from a well-maintained and freshly-filled birdbath during cold spells. They stay...

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