Cut Through the Dining Doldrums
FREE | 20 Recipes for Simple Dining Book

Eating simple, healthy meals doesn't have to be boring. No more plain baked chicken and plain salad.

Forcing bulbs for a whenever bloom

For those who just can't wait for spring-flowering bulbs to show their colours, here's how to force bulbs to bloom...

Barberry Facts

Tips on growing barberry shrubs in your garden.

Canning the harvest

My childhood home in Burnaby had a cool room in the basement, with a small square hole to the outside.

Return of the Barberry

Once banned in Canada, barberries are making a comeback among B.C. gardeners smitten with their stunning variety of flowers, foliage...

How Invasive Plants are Destroying our Eco-systems

“The creep of invasive alien plants across the B.C. landscape represents a disaster approaching the level of the pine beetles...

How to can tomatoes

Be sure to use the best, freshest tomatoes you can for this recipe for canning tomatoes.

Historical Herbs

Drying herbs gives your kitchen the ambience of a Medieval apothecary, and their botanical names hint at this ancient history.

Lovely lemon Balm

Lovely lemon balm is easy to grow in your own herb patch.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

To store any early-ripening pumpkins for the Halloween celebration, simply wash them down with a damp cloth, then dry completely...

Pacific Willow

Handsome and fast-growing, willow can also restore damaged soil and fight back invasive weeds.

Mix Fall Slow-Feed Tree Fertilizer

The focus of this feeding is to improve the plant's winter hardiness and develop a strong root system - you...

Cook Fresh Herb Roasted Potatoes

• 6 medium-sized potatoes, any kind or a mixture (recommended are Russian Blue, Banana Fingerling or Yukon Gold) • 1 tsp.

Create Leaf Mould & Leaf Mould Tea

Applied in early winter, leaf mould enriches the soil with nutrients and beneficial micro-organisms.

Edible Plants

Start browsing now through the edible-ornamental possibilities for your summer garden.

8 Great Late Bloomers

The waning days of summer present a plethora of gorgeous blooms, including these eight delightful choices suitable for a wide...

Echium wildpretti

An interesting - and very dramatic - plant has begun to appear in our gardens. I refer to Echium wildpretii.

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