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.

Turkish Hazel

What to do when you're stuck in the ground and it's time to find a mating partner? Turkish hazel trees...

Pruning: a question of timing

When tidying the garden it's wise to take a few moments to consider each plant's life cycle.

Make a Red Wreath

Create your own version of this striking, monochromatic wreath with some favourite berries.

Wrap a Gift for a Gardener

The simplicity of the paper is emphasized by the raffia tie and a tiny terra cotta pot with a touch...

How to Grow a Garry Oak

Once upon a time two little girls collected some acorns and put them away in their sock drawer. The later...

Weed Control

Annual invasive weeds such as common chickweed, shepherd's purse, lady's-thumb and common groundsel can be an endless nightmare for gardeners...

Garry Oak Meadow Invaders to Watch For

Avoid planting and stop the spread of the following highly invasive plants near Garry oak trees or any other wild...

Mildew on lilacs

Powdery mildew is a fungal organism (Microsphaera spp.) that appears as a white powdery growth on the leaves of lilacs...

Maple Seed Drop

There is no hormone therapy available that would solve your maple problem. The best approach is to try the following: Ensure...

Garry Oak Meadow Flowers

Victoria residents can help restore the Garry oak’s natural habitat by planting native meadow flowers. All these are zone-9 plants...

Herb vinegars

Capture summer's sunshine and warmth by tucking your fall harvest into jars of vinegar. Not only are these infusions a...

Dividing Iris

Whether you are trying to increase their quantity or improve their general health, irises benefit from consistent divisions every few...

Curing garlic

How you harvest and cure garlic is critical to how long it will last. Here is the method I use...

Cleaning green ponds

In any body of water that is not chemically treated, a biological process takes place where natural organics begin to...

Bird of paradise

If conditioned gradually, your bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) can be left outdoors during the summer. This plant enjoys plenty...

The Once-Mighty Garry Oak

When Victoria’s residents and visitors stroll through the city, few realize that among the lush green spaces they pass are...

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