Late Bloomers: End of Season Perennials and Annuals

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It’s no secret that British Columbia has one of the best climates in Canada, creating a haven for various plant species to flourish year-round. In this blog, we’ll explore the charm of late-season blooms, with a focus on annual and perennial varieties that are sure to add vibrant splashes of colour to your garden well […]

Late-Season Vegetables: Plant Again Now for an Abundant Fall Harvest

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As the warm days of summer come to a close, gardening enthusiasts have the perfect opportunity to extend their growing season and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Late-season vegetables present an exciting chance to revive your garden and keep it thriving well into the fall. Here are some of the benefits of planting late-season vegetables, along […]

The Woodland Garden: Inspiring Ways to Use Shade

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When it comes to gardening, many enthusiasts are often discouraged by the shady areas in their yards. However, these seemingly difficult spots can be transformed into captivating woodland gardens brimming with life and beauty. By focusing on berries, shrubs, and wildflowers that thrive beneath your landscape’s lush, dense canopies of growth, you too can create […]

Edible Flowers: Secret Delights of the Garden

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When people think about edible plants, many things come to mind: fruits and veggies, culinary herbs, and even some common weeds like dandelions. With so many obvious choices, it’s easy to overlook some of the many other tasty edibles in your garden; luckily, we’ve got the inside dirt on some super tasty edible flower varieties […]

Gardening in The Heat: Tips For Keeping Your Plants Protected

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It’s getting hot out there, and with little rain to quench our thirst, our gardens are starting to feel the effects, too. With more frequent droughts and higher and higher recorded temperatures every year, it’s a good idea to start planning for the future of your garden. While there are many things you can do […]

The Summer Gardening Checklist

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While we hope you’re relaxing this summer, make sure you strike these important gardening tasks off your checklist to keep the growing going all season long!

Edible Weeds: How to Take Advantage of Nature’s Superfoods

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Many gardeners consider weeds their arch nemesis, tainting the beauty of their seasonal flowers, shrubs, and manicured lawns and desecrating their perfectly sculpted gardens. Some weeds, however, do beautiful things for a garden, the local ecosystem, and even your dinner plate! It’s true; while it may seem strange to chow down on a plate full […]

A Continual Harvest: How to Replant Crops Throughout the Summer

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Some of those early spring crops you started indoors are likely beginning to yield some fruits and veggies, but they’re just getting started! The best part about B.C.’s temperate, often rainy climate is that we have a fairly long growing window compared to other provinces, which means an early spring harvest is only the beginning […]

Brew Your Garden Some Compost Tea for Rich Soil Health

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Everyone loves a good cup of tea—even your gorgeous garden! Making a good compost tea provides your garden with a host of benefits, including increased plant growth, crop yield, and soil quality, so we want to give you the tools you need to do it yourself this summer. Whether you’re a seasoned brew master or […]

The Low-Down on Rain Gardens: How to Make Use of Wet Areas

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British Columbia is well-known for its long, heavy rains. While this significant rainfall helps make it such a lush, beautiful province, it also often leads to soil oversaturation and flooding. Thankfully, there are ways to create something beautiful and beneficial regardless of the wet weather! Here is our guide to planting your very own rain […]