Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

plants We’ve loved the exotic look of our tropical plants on our patios all summer, but we are moving closer to the cool nights of autumn so… now what? How and when we overwinter these more delicate plants depends on their individual nature and the most tender plants...
True Winter Vegetables

True Winter Vegetables

kohlrabi Winter Vegetables in BC In the Lower Mainland and the Valley, fast crops, like lettuce, some brassicas, peas, beans, radishes, Swiss chard, and beets, can easily go in now, especially from started crops or transplants, for harvesting from September through...
April Lawn Care

April Lawn Care

how to weed my lawn Taking Your Time With very few exceptions your lawn and soil will need time to adjust to new conditions as you change them. A good rule of thumb is to wait until you have mowed your lawn three times before addressing the next issue. Yes, it can...
My Favourite Ornamentals For Fall Foliage Colour

My Favourite Ornamentals For Fall Foliage Colour

cold weather plants Sourwood Tree I can’t make up my mind if I like a sourwood tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) better in August or in October. In August, its cascades of white flowers are a nice treat. Then in late summer, its foliage turns to red, lasting well into...
Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

pollinators Butterfly-Friendly Gardening Adult butterflies need moist, muddy spots and warm rocks on which to sun. Being very vulnerable to cats, providing a protected location is important. You will also have to rely more on organic methods and less on insecticides...