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Dried Flowers

Nowhere is change more evident than in the garden. A bloom that was perfect only a day ago can quickly...

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Chrysanthemums: Mums for Moms

The chrysanthemum was first cultivated in China in the 15th century and was introduced to the Western world during the...

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With Flying Colours

Spring is, as they say, bustin’ out all over, and some of the most visible activity in our gardens comes...

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Garden of Enchantment

To stroll through the garden of Margaret Baxter in one of the leafy purlieus of Greater Victoria is to feel...

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Dilly Beans

• 2 quarts (2.2 L) whole green beans • 4 whole heads of fresh dill, one per jar...

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Bountiful Beans

While it may be possible to buy beans in season at your local supermarket, nothing compares to these tasty morsels...

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Sweet Beets

Are your beet roots bitter or stunted? This is not uncommon in coastal areas of B.C. where soil can be...

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Cucumbers Revealed

Gardeners often complain that their cucumber plants stop producing fruit early in the season. How can this be prevented? The...

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Eye on Potatoes

Did you know that if whole, sprouted seed potatoes are planted in the spring, your potato yield will almost double?

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Rambling Roses

All gardeners can name the time each year when their garden reaches its peak, the moment that they wait all...

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Eryngium

So I brought in lavenders, phormiums, and thrift - by the dozen - Achemilla mollis (lady's mantle) rhizomes by the...

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Prolong Perennial Blooms

Planning an early-autumn outdoor wedding? Prolong or delay the flowering of hardy perennials by selective hard-pruning. When monkshood (Aconitum spp.) reaches...

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Grow Apples in Your Backyard

Growing beautiful and delicious backyard apples isn’t hard to do in south coastal B.C. Diseases and insects can be a...

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Dry Flowers

A bloom that was perfect only a day ago can quickly become a little tired, or succumb to a hungry...

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Tomato Tips

Gardeners generally associate any abnormal plant development with a plant disease. Some diseases are a result of an infectious organism,

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Currants and Gooseberries

Common garden fruits in Europe, these tasty berries are adding flavour to B.C.'s kitchen gardens.

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