"Feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants." Plants don't eat like you and I, they don't have big gobs that scarf down every fat and carb molecule in sight (oh, sorry, that's just me). There's something called the soil food web--a symbiotic relationship among all the elements of the soil, including microorganisms, … Continue reading A Few Fertilizing Factoids
So you've got this space, and you'd love to turn it into a sanctuary far from the madding crowd. A few keys to keep in mind when planning or renovating your garden are rest and roam: allow the eye to rest (i.e., not TOO busy, or pauses in the chaos), and provide a route for … Continue reading Garden Design–A Primer
Googled "Garden Solutions" (still haven't found RLGS after 17 pages :-(), and found a great Pinterest Board called "Garden Solutions". ...on which was this picture: Unfortunately the link was just to the picture instead of the article, so that's all you get here as well. But then you've also got my article, so you're all set! … Continue reading Grass Solutions
Steve Whysall writes a garden column for The Vancouver Sun, and this week's column is on balcony gardens. I was just talking with my friend yesterday about using the Client Site Analysis for her own balcony space, so this column is timely.And apologies for so many LINKS!
I've been driving through Richmond BC lately and have been struck by how many disastrously pruned trees there are. Most of them are pruned the way they are because they are interfering with utility lines/poles in some way. So this post is a primer on how NOT to design with trees. My Neighbourhood This is … Continue reading Tips For Designing With Trees