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.

Plant Perennials

The unsung hero of spring is the fall-planted perennial. Most perennials thrive when planted in the fall. By spring they...

Elephant Garlic

When is garlic not garlic? Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) is a cool-season biennial that is happy in a variety of...

Chickadee Tree

Bruce Whittington on the dos and don'ts of feeding wild birds.

Feeding and Sheltering Birds

Bruce Whittington on natural ways to feed and shelter our feathered friends this coming cold season.

Daffodil Dos & Don’ts

Ingeborg van Driel on the dos and don'ts of daffodils. 

Pink Daffodils

Completely pink daffodils, similar to the well-known completely yellow and white daffodils, are not available yet. Present-day pink daffodils mostly show...

Using reclaimed materials in the garden

Tips to help you enjoy a new career as a rescuer of “experienced” building material and plants.

No stone unturned

A quest for discarded rocks, bricks and plants paves the path to a remarkable garden.

Ornamental Grasses for Coastal or Interior Gardens

Ornamental grasses are categorized as either cool-season or warm-season, with either running or clumping growth habits. Cool-season: Grows best at...

The Great Pumpkin

Few things evoke the sense of a season as strongly as that first sight of a ripe orange pumpkin in...

Summer Planting for Eating Winter Vegetables

Now is the time to plant vegetables that will deliver mid-winter bounty.

Gardening with Grasses

Versatile, adaptable and low-maintenance, ornamental grasses are the new face of natural landscaping.

Summer Care for Dahlias

Already low-maintenance and easy to grow, Wim Vander Zalm shows us how to keep dahlias blooming bright.

Water Wise Up

The answer lies in waterwise gardening, a method of planning and maintaining gardens that reduces water use and results in...

Grow a Scented Garden

My suggestions for a bit of the South of France in your garden: Climbers for growing in the Lower Mainland:...

Scent-Laden Landscapes

Lately I have been reading Marcel Proust (my book club made me do it!), and though I find his three-page...

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