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.

The Wonders of Water Gardening

Done right, water gardening is rich with rewards, but ensure you do your homework to avoid costly mistakes.

Environmental Farm Planning Helps Nursery Growers Reduce Risk to the Environment

A berm is in place to stabilize and protect the environment Environmental Farm Planning is a voluntary process that producers...

Low-maintenance Ground Covers Instead of Grass

Skip the labour intensive grass lawn and opt instead for an easy-care, sustainable ground cover.

Growing Cotton Grass

Grow this graceful perennial in your own backyard wetland or alongside a pond.

Make Garlic Spread

• 500 mL (2 cups) garlic greens • 2 garlic cloves • 125 mL (1⁄2 cup) olive oil • 5 mL (1 tsp.)...

Plant Companions: Mint Around Your Plum Tree

Growing mint near plum trees keeps ants at bay, allowing ladybugs to move in and gobble up aphids.

A rhubarb and asparagus bed

Both plants are lovers of enriched, well-drained soil, so I heavily amended the soil with compost, leaf mould and fish...

Vegetable garden experiments

Organic expert Sheena Adams shares some of her favourite seeds for the vegetable garden after experimenting with vegetables she'd never...

Landscape Company Brings Emerging Hope to Those Dealing with Poverty

Working in outreach at the Avalon Women’s Centre in Kerrisdale and “holding hands with a number of families on the...

Controlling invasive plants and pests

The volume and speed at which people and trade goods move between and within countries continues to increase every year.

Plants for Tiny Gardens

Use these tried and true choices to create an easy but oh-so-elegant entrance bed, a pint-sized woodland retreat or a...

Invasive alien species - Slideshow

Related Stories: Prevention and Early Detection are Key to Controlling Invasive Plants and Pests PHOTOS courtesy of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; BCMAFF:...

Common Sense Ecosystem Ponds

Unlike the leaky, high-maintenance water features of old, today’s ecosystem ponds use a blend of high-tech techniques and common sense...

Minimizing the Risk of Sudden Oak Death

In some plants it's deadly, in many it may be nothing more than a few dots on a leaf. As...

Ensure Your Landscape Professional Meets the B.C. Landscape Standards

The two parts of any landscape installation are hardscaping and softscaping. Hardscaping refers to items such as drainage, grading, irrigation,

Get an Early Start on Your Planting

Fill a length of old gutter with a mixture of potting soil and organic fertilizer. Plant seeds according to the...

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