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.


Mats of this low-growing perennial roll over the high mountain landscapes of British Columbia. Technically a sub-shrub, partridgefoot grows from...

Recipe: Grilled red peppers

Serve hot off the grill or chilled. This is the best way to enjoy those fresh peppers and bunches of...

Organic Cut Flowers

To grow a beautiful organic bouquet, start by planting in organically rich, well-drained soil. This means at planting time adding...

Create Organic Nutrient Mix

To brew, simply fill a bucket 1/5 of the way with fresh comfrey leaves and then top up with water.

Pest Control: Attracting the Good Bugs

What we consider "bad" bugs are primarily vegetarians, eating only plants, while "good" bugs consume other insects. To attract these...

Daylily Delights

On the other hand, daylilies, or Hemerocallis as they are known botanically, are superb plants for water-wise gardening. And there...

The Camellia

Likely everyone in the Pacific Northwest is familiar with the camellia shrub. Camellias bloom in the early part of the...

Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Anthony Boulder has a big backyard - trouble is, he has to share it with 500,000 people every year. The...

Double Up Planting Pots

To ensure they can be moved in winter, try planting your plant in a lightweight 19 L (5 gal.) plastic...

Container Designs: Patio Salad Bowl

A container of salad-bowl veggies makes an attractive addition to the patio, and a useful source for the kitchen.

Golden Feverfew

The strong chrysanthemum-like scent of both the flowers and foliage thwarts marauding deer, and the plant is reliably disease and...

The garden pharmacy

Expert advice on creating a medicinal herb garden, plus a simple recipe for a soothing herbal salve.

Japanese Painted Fern

While the fern's silver-grey fronds, with undertones of red and steel blue, add their own touch of drama to the...

The Romantic Camellia

I feel perfectly sure that everyone in this part of the world is familiar with the camellia shrub, and what...

Healthy Gardening

Few things in life bring as much joy as time spent in the garden. Perhaps it’s the basic nurturing aspect...

12 luscious Lilacs

Heavenly scent and gorgeous abundant blooms make this group of hardy trees and shrubs an enduring favourite in B.C. gardens...

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