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.

Broadleaf Stonecrop

Some of the most stunning plants grow under the most trying conditions. Breathtaking waterlilies (Nymphaea spp.), for example, thrive with...

Fruit-Tree Frenzy

After last year’s rush on fruit trees, you'll want to decide now what to plant this spring.

Fascinating Lilium

Many years ago, when I was starting to garden in earnest, I determined that, of all flowers, I had to...

Gloriosa Superba ‘Rothschildiana’

Give your conservatory or sunroom a lift this summer with this bright beauty. The gloriosa lily is a tuberous perennial...

Manchurian Pipe Vine

The curious flowers of the Manchurian pipe vine (Aristolochia manshuriensis) hold a special appeal for tiny flies and gnats. The...

Rhododendrons: A Labour of Love

Each time Dora Kreiss takes me through her quiet woodland garden overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, I come...

The Emergent Water Garden

Spring is just around the corner and we just can’t wait to get our hands dirty – and wet, at...

Native Plants For Every Garden

“Appraise your site and adapt to it; then you’re home free,” says Frank Skelton. He and wife Erin recommend the...

Container Vegetable Garden

No matter how petite your patio, you can create a decorative kitchen garden, known by the French as a potager.

Early Blooming Perennials

Is your springtime flower border less than inspiring? Even veteran gardeners find it daunting to choose the best plants for...

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Mysterious and aloof, Cardiocrinum giganteum (zones 7-9) reaches a height of up to three metres in the woodland garden.

Garden Edible

Johanna Pakendorf’s zest for the outdoors began on Bowen Island 10 years ago with the simple goal of keeping herself...

Troubleshooting with Conway Lum

When purchased in its original container, rooting hormone has an indefinite shelf life, but one should take steps to protect...

Warm zucchini salad recipe

Slice a handful of freshly picked zucchini very thin. Sauté in 1 tbsp. (15 mL) each butter and olive oil...

Red, White and Blue Salade Composée

In late summer, arrange leaves of Revolution (or other red) lettuce on a plate. Add sliced bocconcini rounds or goat...

White magic

While no garden could be complete without several clumps of undemanding snowdrops, other white flowering bulbs are also well worth...

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