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Eating healthy has never been easier with these simple, delicious, healthy recipes.


Easy but showy container plants

From long-flowering roses to climbing beauties, these easy-to-care-for container plants are sure to impress.

Contained Beauty

It’s an old practice, but B.C. gardeners continue to embrace it with real passion. In fact, the fine art of...

Garden insects: Aphid control

Controlling aphids in the garden

Blue Flowers with Bad Habits

From my earliest days in the garden, I have loved blue flowers. As a fledgling gardener, this inclination sometimes got...

Planting Ferns

Few plants bring the lush feel of the woodlands to the garden like our native ferns. And their adaptability and...

In Search of the Yellow Rose

Rosa rugosa is a gift from horticultural heaven, particularly if you prefer sitting back and smelling the roses over preventing...

Great Growing Pumpkin Varieties

Here’s a list of 10 great pumpkin varieties for good growing and autumn enjoyment. Big Moon – a large, sprawling...

Drought-Tolerant Plants

The following are excellent examples of plants that thrive in British Columbia with a minimum of summer watering. Acer glabrum...

Bergenia Cordifolia

Who would have thought that Bergenia, Rodgersia and Heuchera all belong to the same family?

Container Designs

Bring out those old wooden step-ladders and fashion them into garden showpieces. The steps offer perfect positions for containers, while...

Calla Lily

The Calla lily, once only available in white, is now wearing a veritable rainbow of colours. Calla lilies are a lovely...

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

One of the big-three garden shows in North America, this Seattle-based annual extravaganza is more than a plant showcase –...

Plants that deliver results

All-America Selections's recommended no-fuss plant picks that prove their worth again and again.

The Blue Orchard Bee

Orchardists and home gardeners know that ample blossoms on their fruit trees are no guarantee of a bountiful crop. Success...

10 green schemes

Easy ways to green up your garden without any strain to you.

City Garden in Oak Bay

When avid gardeners Hazel and Jerry Vanslyke purchased their retirement home in Victoria’s pretty suburb of Oak Bay, it was...

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