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!...
Hanging Basket Care

Hanging Basket Care

Hanging Basket Care With wonderful, warm weather in the forecast and Father’s Day around the corner, summer hanging baskets are in their glory. While they look fantastic when they are first set out, it will take some diligent care to keep them looking as glorious in...
Herbs

Herbs

Herbs Along with the growth in our culinary diversity, there’s been quite a resurgence in the demand for fresh herbs to add new flavours and zest. They not only have delightful and useful foliage, but their fragrance and flowers can also be a welcome addition to any...