Successful Veg Garden Day 19

I'm getting pretty tired of writing about vegetables--don't think I'll even mention the word until this time next year. You must be getting enough of it as well! Never worry, only three days of Boot Camp left--I guess we know why they used that analogy for these lessons. Today's topic: Growing Greens. Now I admit, … Continue reading Successful Veg Garden Day 19

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Planting the White Garden

Planting the White Garden--A How-To According to colour theory, white conveys purity, cleanliness, safety, wholeness, perfection. That's not my own idea, you'll find it in just about every resource about colour. (Including this interesting one about "white in 'Breaking Bad'"!) White will glow in low light situations, like your shade garden, or in the evening. It also … Continue reading Planting the White Garden

Planning Your Wildlife Garden (cont’d.)

Last month I covered the basics of planning your wildlife garden: Water. Food. Shelter. Don't use pesticides. Do plant some natives (NatureScapeBC.ca is a great resource)--here's a short list of natives for various garden sites. Include a wide variety of plants--flowers, deciduous and evergreen shrubs, ornamental grasses, but enough of all to actually make a statement. … Continue reading Planning Your Wildlife Garden (cont’d.)