5 Winter Questions

5 Winter Questions It's the coldest day of the season. Everything that had started to grow in the warmth of January is turning to mush. My hummingbird feeder nectar froze in one hour.  Clearly it's time to start thinking about how you'll spend your summer in the garden! Of course all my faithful readers will have read … Continue reading 5 Winter Questions

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Top 5 Plants

I'm supposed to be posting about 5 Great Container Gardens, but I just found this website: Mike's Garden Top 5 Plants. It's an absolute Treasure Trove of information and advice about choosing plants for garden or container. Oh, and BC specific! Have a look--you won't be disappointed!

First Rose Bloom of the Season

Any first blooms of the season are exciting, And somehow, roses are up there with the best of them. I have quite a few roses, some I love more than others, but Julia Child, now entering only its 4th year in my garden, is the best of the best. Her growth habit is restrained and … Continue reading First Rose Bloom of the Season

These Are a Few of My Favourite … Herbs

Everyone seems to want to grow herbs. When I look at custom garden designs, many of them have a dedicated "herb garden", often in a knot garden kind of look. Here's a link to a detailed How To for an Herb Knot Garden, thanks to DIY Network . Personally, I prefer to have my herbs scattered among … Continue reading These Are a Few of My Favourite … Herbs

6 Tips for Container Gardens

My garden is my test ground. Most of what I know I learned by screwing up at least once. So here's some tips I've learned through trial and error. 1. PLAN! Typically I've combined plants that I have rather than plants that I've designed to go together. I was given the little Buxus (boxwood), so … Continue reading 6 Tips for Container Gardens