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.


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...

Ensuring Healthy Bulbs

As odd as it may sound, Janet Fraser protects her wonderful collection of bulbs with the aid of what she...

West Side City Garden

On Vancouver’s west side, where the grid of streets gives way to winding crescents following the curves of the slope...

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas fill my house with more than just scent – they evoke memories of the past. My grandfather tended...

Cactus Comparison

Queen of the Night Both bloom at night, for a few hours only, and to make matters worse, the flowers do...

Powdery Mildew

If you’ve recently noticed your rhododendron behaving oddly, it may be affected by powdery mildew. This fungal disease attacks broad-leaved...

Garden Calendar - February

Dig out your seed-starting trays and check for any new items you may need this year to start your seeds.

Earliest-blooming bulbs

The first flowering bulbs to poke up through the fallen leaves and snow, January through March.

Deer-resistant Plants

Deer seem to avoid aromatic plants such as rosemary and lavender. All these plants listed are suited to a warm,

Garden Calendar - January

Explore the possibilities for your next spring garden. If you haven’t sent for a new seed catalogue yet, now is...

Deer-Proofing the Garden

There are all kinds of deer-proofing strategies we never bothered to pursue. For example, we’d heard that deer soon learn...

Deer-resistant and Drought-hardy Garden

Bowen Island may be only a short ferry-ride away from West Vancouver, but for Kathy and David Leishman, it was...

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