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.

Alnwick Garden

At the end of the 19th century the gardens were at their best with yew hedges in topiary, a double...

Grow a Row for the Food Bank

Families across BC dependent on food banks to provide vegetables for their table. Why not reserve some garden space to...

Glory Lily

This exotic plant, originally found in wooded regions near rivers in Africa and India, requires lots of light, but won't...

Apple Trees

Apple trees have "perfect" flowers containing both male (pollen-producing) and female (ovary-containing) structures. To prevent inbreeding, however, a flower will...

A Word About Roses

All roses listed are hardy to zone 5 Margaret’s collection of David Austin roses stands at around a dozen...

Complementary Plants

Plants are hardy to the zone number indicated. Although the Prices’ garden has its fair complement of flowers, its lasting...

Out of the Forest

If there is one word that sums up Margaret and Allen Price’s garden, it is “texture.” Allen, an architect, finds...

Waterwise gardening with the Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Lack of water need not be an obstacle to maintaining a beautiful garden.


Snapdragons or Antirrhinum majus are native to the Mediterranean basin where they are a perennial. In our climate they are...

Lilac Bacterial Blight

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae or bacterial blight is a common disease affecting not only lilacs, but also other woody plants...

Townhouse Garden

Even with a small townhouse garden, you can still create your own miniature Garden of Eden. Keep in mind that...

The Blue Poppy

In 1913, Captain Bailey of the British army collected an incomplete specimen of the spectacular Himalayan blue poppy...

Edamame Soybeans

Edamame soybeans can be a wonderful plant to grow here in B.C., as long as your garden has about four...

Butchart Gardens

Little did Jennie Butchart know, when she began gardening in 1904 on her family property at Tod Inlet, some...

Vanilla Leaf

Growing from a wide-ranging slender rhizome, vanilla-leaf often forms pure stands in forest and woodlands.

Blackspot Remedy

For a fungicide spray excellent for roses, rhododendrons and other flowering bushes troubled by blackspot, try this recipe: 4 tsp. (20...

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