My Favourite Tree–Japanese Persimmon

Current Favourite Tree Trees are wonderful! Yes, I know, redundant comment, but truth is, sometimes it's hard to persuade people to plant a tree in their small urban garden, because they imagine permanent shade, especially in our sun-challenged Wet Coast. Ta-dah! That's why breeders have focused on developing smaller and narrower cultivars of otherwise giant trees. … Continue reading My Favourite Tree–Japanese Persimmon

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Great Gardening Books

Oh dear, I fell like RLGS is turning into an Ad Agency. Today I got an e-newsletter from North Coast Gardening about some Kindle books that Amazon has on sale. So of course I checked them out, and within a minute I was the proud owner of another Tracy DiSabato-Aust book, "The Well-Tended Perennial Garden".  I already … Continue reading Great Gardening Books

“It’s All About Bulbs”

You may remember in late September I wrote about planting bulbs. I don't usually advertise here on RLGS, but this is a hard-to-beat offer. If you live in Metro Vancouver, Botanus (Langley) is having a massive sale on Saturday. I'd be there myself, but it's the one Saturday in the year that I'm over in Nanaimo. … Continue reading “It’s All About Bulbs”