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.

Oyster shell scale

Oyster shell scale (Lepidosaphes ulmi) is normally a sucking rather than a chewing insect. There can either be one or...

Hanging Baskets 101

  Certainly, having a profusion of blooms close to eye level helps, as does the spherical shape of the hanging garden,

Food & Drink
Make Bumbleberry Pie

RECIPE: BUMBLEBERRY PIE Filling 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 c. (500 mL) blueberries 2 c. (500 mL) blackberries...

10 Deer-Resistant Moss Roses

It seems a good time for moss roses, once the darlings of Victorian society, to return to favour.

Plant Container Potatoes

If wanting to grow potatoes, an easy way to sneak around problems such as bad soil or lack of space...

Acid-loving Plant Care

How to amend the soil and care for acid-loving plants, plus a fantastic mulch recipe from Sheena Adams!

B.C.'s Best Berries

While growing conditions are particularly good in our province's southwestern coastal region and through the southern interior, berry cultivars exist...

Elegant Eggplant

Once tried, however, I discovered how good eggplant could taste, and I’ve been growing these gourmet treats ever since. The...

Ratatouille recipe

2 medium eggplants 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) salt 3 large tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 3 onions, sliced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1...

Creating a Native Plant Garden

Adding native plants to your garden will make it a more attractive habitat for birds and bees.

Deer-Resistant Roses

Apart from their flowers, fragrance and dependability, moss roses have another characteristic that should endear them to gardeners in deer...

Moss Roses

Sometimes, in gardening as in other subjects, going forward involves looking back to what an earlier generation embraced and then...

Getting to Know the Natives

Swallowed up by two-room cabin fever during an unexpected rainstorm at a Vancouver Island cottage last summer, my salvation was...

Clematis Classics

The genus Clematis comprises some 200 species ranging in origin from all over the globe, and encompasses sprawling climbers,

Great Northern Tomatoes

Louise Jacobs has been gardening for 24 years in a zone 2, 60-day growing season in Quick, B.C., a small...

Pieris Japonica

Unfurling like red flags, the new leaves of many evergreen shrubs herald the arrival of spring. This burst of colour...

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