Tips For Designing With Trees

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

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5 Tips To Understanding Plant Labels

So here's the 5 main things to understand when you buy plants: 1. Hardiness Zone 2. Average Mature Size 3. Sun Exposure 4. Watering Needs 5. Planting Instructions Hardiness zone. This can be unnecessarily complex: there are USDA Plant Hardiness Zones which includes Canada, and┬ábases hardiness zones on average minimum winter┬átemperatures;┬áPlant Hardiness Zones of Canada, … Continue reading 5 Tips To Understanding Plant Labels