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

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden is in many ways one of the hidden treasures of bustling Vancouver. Fronting onto busy Oak Street...

Growing a Garden in Deer Country

Still, take heart – even for those areas you’d rather not fence there are ways to plant a garden where...

5 Tips for Growing Herbs

Pick parsley so it doesn’t go to seed, plus herbs to freeze.

Make a herb centrepiece

Making a summer herb planter is easy. The container can be anything you choose; the only requirements are that it...

13 Must-have Herbs

Most herbs prefer full sun and well-drained, organically enhanced soil. After the last frost, give perennial herbs a yearly application...


Gracefully arching canes arise from a woody crown often buried in a moss mat. On dry sites the bushes reach...

Backyard Pond in a Day

There are few sounds more soothing and comforting than moving water – and few better places to enjoy it than...

Create a living herb centrepiece

Pot up a beautiful herbal centrepiece for the table or back patio.

Contained Beauty

To recreate this planting you will need two of each of the following: Ageratum ‘Artist Purple’; Helichrysum ‘Icicles’; Osteospernum ‘Soprano...

Plant an Edible Hanging Basket

Sheena Adams shows us how gardeners with just a sunny balcony can grow an edible garden.

Perennial Summer

Designed by Kelly Schroeder of Heritage Perennials, this blue and gold container planting “stands at the gate to our back...

Tomato leaf damage

The damage is caused by adult flea beetles (Chrysomelide). In B.C., you’ll most commonly find the Colorado cabbage flea beetle...

Hellebore Heaven

Named as the 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association, the hellebore flowers for about two...

Make sugared flowers

Dip your flowers of choice into egg white and dust lightly with granulated sugar to allow the flower colour to...

Clay quandary

A few plants are adapted to growing in very heavy soils, but you will have to modify the clay for...

Trees and ponds

In nature, ponds and trees go together like ham and eggs. Yes, you will have more leaves in the pond...

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