Fall Feeding

Fall Feeding

Fall Feeding It hardly seems fair, but November 1st is only a few weeks away, and we all know what that means–surprise cold spells that can take their toll on our gardens! Now is the time to begin a fall fertilization program to toughen up softer plants, but it’s also...
Fall Colour Transition

Fall Colour Transition

Fall Colour Transition As a very warm and exceptionally dry summer transitions into a rather abrupt wet re-hydration of our lawns, trees, and flower beds, it’s time to re-evaluate our garden colour. Let’s be honest, it was a struggle to keep things looking good in the...
Late Summer Flowering Shrubs

Late Summer Flowering Shrubs

Late Summer Flowering Shrubs Is it a little bleak in the colour department of your garden right now? Vacillating hot (extremely hot) and cool weather certainly hasn’t helped our gardens, and many plants have struggled to stay lush amid the stress. Many seasonal plants...
Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening In the Lower Mainland, fast crops like lettuce, some brassicas, peas, beans, radishes, Swiss chard, and beets can easily be planted in late summer, especially from started crops or transplants, for harvesting from September through...
Shade Trees

Shade Trees

Shade Trees If you haven’t been sitting under a shade tree during our extremely hot weather, it’s probably because you don’t have one!  As a matter of fact, if you take a good look around at newer homes, many on smaller lots, shade trees tend to be one of the rarest...
Some Like It Hot: Heat-Tolerant Plants

Some Like It Hot: Heat-Tolerant Plants

Some Like It Hot: Heat-Tolerant Plants It’s no secret that our weather is getting drier and our summers are getting hotter. By selecting plants for our garden that thrive in the heat, we’re not only taking pressure off watering needs but ourselves too!...