Mulch Volcanos or How Not to Plant Trees

It seems a lot of people and/or landscapers are under the misapprehension that when it comes to soil, more is better.┬áThis is not always the case. This volcano of soil is doing a couple of bad things to this poor rhodo. Firstly, stems and trunks should never be buried like this. You'll see more of … Continue reading Mulch Volcanos or How Not to Plant Trees

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How to Capture Morning and Evening Light

How to use morning and evening light to your best advantage It's late October, but still a great time to be planting here in coastal BC. And one of the things I've loved about my own garden is how I serendipitously planted some shrubs and perennials where they'll GLOW in morning or evening light. And … Continue reading How to Capture Morning and Evening Light

So You Bought a Shrub, Now What?

It occurs to me that people may be a little unclear about what to do with that cute little plant you just bought/received/acquired. I mean, how hard can it be? 1. Buy. 2. Take out of pot. 3. Put in the ground. 4. Watch it grow. Well, the answer is, pretty much not hard at … Continue reading So You Bought a Shrub, Now What?