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 Perennial Plant Association gave the title to the rhizomatous plant that bears flowers across a range of colours including...

How to Dry Herbs: Rosemary, Lavender and Sage

Drying herbs gives your kitchen the ambiance of a Medieval apothecary, and their botanical names hint at this ancient history.

Garden Makeover: From Slippery Slope to Sensational

Check out this extreme makeover by Ruth Olde of Blasig Landscape Design – on a suburban lot that was “difficult...

Fabulous Fatsia Shrubs

Strong architectural foliage makes Fatsia japonica a superb evergreen shrub for patio or townhouse gardens, where every plant is subject...

How to use comfrey in the garden

Comfrey not only helps to break down the compost heap, but can also provide many nutrients to the garden.

Evergreen Magnolia

Evergreen or southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) are some of the finest ornamental flowering trees in North America.

Rose Aphids

Seen clustering around young rose shoots and flower buds, the rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae) congregates in large numbers. Aphids, which...

Rose woes

Rambling roses like your 'American Pillar' produce their flowers on laterals, the side stems that branch from the main canes.

'Pink Pagoda' Mountain Ash

As one might expect, its berries are pink - which is exceptional in itself - but these are also set...


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...

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