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.


Hats On: Sun Protection!

Time flies – especially in the garden! Don't forget to protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun.

Milner Gardens

After tending the garden for more than 40 years, Milner regarded the 24 hectares of woodland and four hectares of...

The Top Gardens to Visit

The art and science of gardening is a lifelong learning process. That’s why garden and lawn enthusiasts take walks, stroll...

Sun-Loving Snow Peas

However, since the Chinese adopted these peas into their cuisine they have become more widely known as snow peas. Snow peas...

Favourite Old-Fashioned Annuals

While tempting new choices in annuals abound each year, these old-fashioned favourites are not to be forgotten.


Coming from the coastal regions of North and South America, Europe, Turkey and North Africa, these plants are very much...

New Plants

1. ‘Black Magic Rose’ Geranium has charcoal-black leaves bordered with a narrow strip of green. The contrast of the dark...

Red-Flowering Currant

Red-flowering currant, a member of the gooseberry family, grows in the form of a medium to tall shrub from one...

Create a Romantic Seaside Arbour

How to shape the unique beauty of gathered driftwood into a graceful, easy-to-build arbour.

Drought-tolerant ceanothus

Personally, I have long felt that water, for drinking or for the garden, would be in short supply, not only...


A macronutrient is a nutrient that is used by the plant in large quantities as opposed to a micronutrient, which...

How to work spring soil

The weather may be warming up nicely, but exactly how will you know when your garden is ready for planting?

Great Plants Picks

Plant awards program is designed to help the home gardeners identify foolproof plants for their Pacific Northwest garden.

DIY “Stone” Container

If you've ever yearned for a costly piece of stone statuary or a hefty stone container, here’s a simple and...

Garden Calendar - March

Move winterized containers outdoors when threat of frost has passed. Keep soil temperature for indoor seedlings slightly above room temperature.

Springtime Perennials

When we hear the word perennial, most of us immediately think of such showy summertime plants as peonies, delphiniums and...

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