Chrystal Palaty

Chrystal Palaty is a science/medical writer who translates science into English in Vancouver BC. She spends all her spare time in her garden and blogs about her gardening disasters at

Recent Posts

Raspberry Bush Care in the Fall

Autumn is the best time to prepare for a spectacular crop of full, healthy and delicious raspberries

Fall Garden Cleanup in 15 Minutes a Day

Spending just a little time in your garden each day will give you big results

Winter Vegetables 101

Plant seedlings now and enjoy a variety of lettuces and greens right through to spring

A West Vancouver Homeowner Creates the Perfect Indoor/outdoor Entertaining Home

A greenhouse served as the inspiration behind an inside/outside home and garden renovation.

July Art Openings: Maxine Wolodko, Kenneth Mitchell, and more

The Vancouver art scene heats up in July, with fantastic showings from local artists Maxine Wolodko, Kenneth Mitchell, and more

June Art Openings: Eden, Sanctuary, Little Red Riding Hood, and More

The month of June is chock full of fantastic and diverse art, featuring shows that explore space and time as...

May Art Openings: The Show at Emily Carr, Grand Hotel at VAG, and More

May is a good month for art fans, with several exciting exhibits opening in Vancouver

Top Garden Trends for 2013

Looking to freshen up your garden with some trendy ideas? We've got all of this year's hottest products and styles...

Gallery Openings: 5 Vancouver Art Exhibits to See in April

A gallery of gallery openings you won't want to miss this month

Honeybee Hives: A Garden Must-have for 2013

The garden world is buzzing about this season's hottest trend: your own personal backyard hive

Gallery Openings: 5 Vancouver Art Exhibits You Should See

Need a little more art in your life? Take in one of these five exhibits by BC artists, photographers and...

Paper Whites: The Joyful Christmas Flower

If you're looking for the perfect winter flower to make your home merry, paper whites are the answer

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