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...
Extend Your Summer Garden

Extend Your Summer Garden

BC The countdown is on for holidays to come to an end, the kids to get back to school and routines to become, well, routine again. Fall is a glorious time, but for many, it’s just too soon! Summer technically lasts until late September (especially for those of us in...
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...
Plant Some Privacy

Plant Some Privacy

plants In today’s stressful and more crowded living spaces, the need to create more privacy has become an important element of garden design. Without the blocking effect of dense hedging, vines and climbers can shelter back gardens and patios, making even the plainest...