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Can you help? Volunteers needed to survey birds along the British Columbia coast

By Dr. Rémi Torrenta, BC Projects Coordinator, Birds Canada   Birds Canada is currently seeking new volunteers for our BC Coastal Waterbird Survey and BC Beached Bird Survey. Please take…

Word of the Week: Trimorphic

In botany, a species is trimorphic when three distinct forms of leaves or flowers are found on the same plant or on separate plants of the same species during a…

How to Properly Store Herbs & Spices (Are They Still Good?)

Learn the best way to store dry herbs and spices for best flavor and how to know when it’s time to replace them. ©2021 Melissa J. Will | Empress of…

Our Top 10 Dahlias of 2021

As the dahlia season draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate those that dazzled during this uniquely cool and wet year. We ended the last growing season by lifting…

Letter to the Garden – October 2021 – can we talk about next summer?

Dear GardenIts that time of year isn’t it where I spend a lot of time walking around.  I’m inspecting the borders:  thinking, removing spider webs (and sometimes spiders) from my…

How to design a garden

How do you design a garden if you’re not a garden designer? Not only do you want the most beautiful garden possible, but you also need to avoid making expensive……

All about ixoras

Ixoras are under-appreciated plants that should get more attention. Their delightful clusters of tubular flowers come in a wide range of colors: white, cream yellow, pink, orange, and red, and…

SHRUB: Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)

Fragrant, showy four-inch spires of white blossoms fall from arching stems in late spring. In autumn, the leaves of Virginia Sweetspire turn a vibrant red to orange. This native favorite…

Survival of the… ?

‘Survival of the fittest’ is a phrase used to describe the natural world; the spoils are to be won and the strongest live on. Life is more complicated than this,…

Alan Titchmarsh new president of the Garden Museum

Broadcaster’s delight at the latest position in much-loved horticultural institution Gardener, writer and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh has been appointed the new president of the Garden Museum in Lambeth, London.…

Promotion: Wire Fence’s Pumpkin Day Charity Event

I was really pleased to be contacted by Wire Fence, the fence supplying company, to ask if I would help promote their ‘Pumpkin Day’ event.  Photo c/o Wire FenceOn Tuesday 26th…

Overwintering perennials in containers

Decisions need to be made on how to overwinter herbaceous perennials that have been growing outdoors in containers. In addition to perennials, I also have a few clematis in pots…

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