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 Life of Brian

‘Baby Brian’ is used to special treatment – bright lights and regular drinks – so it came as no surprise...

Sitka Valerian

The breathtaking subalpine meadows of our mountains lure hikers from around the world. The natural riot of blue, orange, yellow...

Garden in a Jar

Janet Collins on making a simple and inexpensive hydroponic garden.

Hydroponics 101

Hydroponic techniques have made a substantial contribution to B.C.’s agricultural industry, and are now finding favour with home gardeners, too.

Amazing Anemones

As a child growing up in the U.K., I always took great joy in buying little bunches of tight anemones...

A Garden Paradise in Victoria, B.C.

On her ordinary Victoria lot, Marion has created a romantic haven brimming with roses, vines and steadfast perennials. No fortune...

Canna Lily Picks

• ‘Bengal Tiger’ (syn. ‘Pretoria’) Striking gold and green striped leaves with orange flowers. Can be grown in shallow, warmish...

Bold and Beautiful

Looking for a touch of the tropics in your home garden? Plant a canna lily – its lush foliage and...

Labrador Tea

Grow this hardy and aromatic shrub and harvest its leaves for a refreshing traditional brew

Bird of Paradise

I have a confession to make. I must come right out with it and admit that I am not, on...

Garden Sage

There are many species of sage, but the most popular is common or garden sage (Salvia officinalis). This herb is...

Climbing Vines

When the keen gardener runs out of horizontal space, it’s natural to look around for other surfaces to adorn with...

Germination Test

Have you ever found some old packets of seed and wondered if the plants would still grow? The germination rate...

Summertime Blooms

We gardeners love our perennials – they’re versatile and dependable, act as a superb backdrop for plantings of annuals and...

Gorgeous Grasses

Grasses in terra-cotta pots depict summer with sun-loving ease and tousled nonchalance. The three ornamental grasses shown on the cover...

Voices in the Garden

It’s a sunny Sunday, and I am absently scuffling strawberries when a voice calls from behind the compost box, “Chi-ca-go!

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