Spring Weed Management

Here I am again not writing my own post, but linking to someone else's. But why re-invent the wheel right? If another writer did a good job, I'm happy to lead you to them. So today's lesson is Weed Control Techniques thanks to Comox blogger Through Nana's Garden Gate. I'll just make a few editorial comments: Control with … Continue reading Spring Weed Management

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Ways to Keep Your Garden Looking Great

Steve Whysall (Vancouver Sun gardening columnist) wrote a great article in Friday's paper entitled Six Ways To Keep Your Garden Looking Great. He interviewed Egan Davis, the chief instructor of the Horticultural Training Program at the University of B.C. Botanical Garden, but formerly at Van Dusen Botanical Garden, and one of my Master Gardener instructors. So I'm … Continue reading Ways to Keep Your Garden Looking Great

Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work

Autumn is a great time to plan and begin to develop new garden beds for next year-- as though you didn't have enough to do. Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work Sheet mulching is the process of layering lots of different compostable materials OVER your grass in order to create … Continue reading Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work

Starting from Scratch? Tips for a Newbie Gardener

I just read this great beginners' tutorial on starting a garden from Houzz. This isn't for the person who is building a house and installing a garden completely from scratch, but rather for the person who looks at what they've got and has no idea where to start, or if they even want to garden at all. … Continue reading Starting from Scratch? Tips for a Newbie Gardener

PATHS AND STRUCTURE AND MULCH, OH MY!

Five days and untold number of labour-hours later, the mountain of mulch is gone, and a new one has appeared. Most of the mountain has been translocated to a spot behind the carport. Here's what it looked like 5 days ago And from the other side, just to get a better perception of how much … Continue reading PATHS AND STRUCTURE AND MULCH, OH MY!