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.


Garden Makeover: A long, narrow passageway

Ruth Olde, of Blasig Landscape Design Construction Ltd., was faced with a challenge: A long, narrow passageway on the north...

For Love of Maples

These days there is a tendency among garden writers to champion smaller trees. I admit I’ve advocated on behalf of...

Seaside Splendour: Secret Garden on Vancouver Island

From the study in Pauline Watkins’ Vancouver Island home, windows look out on three rewarding vistas: to the west...

Rosemary Garlic Pumpkin Seeds

For a tasty and healthy treat, make some rosemary garlic pumpkin seeds.

Planting Peas in September

Winter peas are often sown by farmers as an overwintering “cover” (green manure) crop.

Gorgeous Gerbera

However, these lovely cut flowers are extremely sensitive to bacterial blockage of stems. Counteract this by changing the water every...

Building the Perfect Greenhouse

From modest window units to prefab glass houses, here's how to select the right greenhouse for your growing needs.

Cardoon: The Friendly Giant

Most of us are familiar with the globe artichoke or Cynara scolymus, with its bud containing the “artichoke heart.” Cynara...

Zucchini Flower Feast

Tired of eating zucchini? Try dining on the flowers.

Mock Orange: B.C.'s Native Hydrangea

The native shrub mock orange has long captivated gardeners with its heady fragrance and showy blooms.

Last Chance! 8 Veggies to Sow Now

These winter harvest vegetables will keep you rich in nutrients all year.

Marvellous mallow

A diverse family of old-fashioned favourites includes several summer-bloomers ideal for B.C. gardens.

Dodecatheon: beautiful wildflower, threatened species

Dodecatheon is not only a beautiful wildflower but also a threatened species.

Splendour in the Grass

Nature buzzes along, fed by the warmth and rain, and it's time to mow the lawn again. Before you haul...


The botanical name for spinach is Spinacia oleracea. Spinacia comes from the Latin word for spine and refers to the...

Connecticut King

Lilium 'Connecticut King' has been the top commercial yellow lily since its introduction in 1967. A famous cut flower, garden...

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