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Economical vegetables to grow

Most people are limited for some combination of time, space, and money. You might approach your vegetable garden (because of course you’re… The post Economical vegetables to grow appeared first…

Keyhole Garden Composting – unique solution for small beds

Keyhole Garden composting is an effective and eco-friendly growing method. How do you compost organic kitchen and garden waste if you have… The post Keyhole Garden Composting – unique solution…

Review: The Create Academy online course – Naturalistic Garden Design by Dan Pearson

I was very kindly given the opportunity to try the new Naturalistic Garden Design course by Dan Pearson which is part of the portfolio of online courses run by the…

COP26 delivered important steps forward as well as disappointments

By Pete Davidson, Senior Conservation Advisor, Birds Canada   An ever-darkening cloud with a fragmented silver lining. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 26th conference of the parties (COP26) was…

The Christmas Bird Count: a tradition that helps birds

By Yousif Attia, Canadian CBC Coordinator, Birds Canada   The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a winter tradition for thousands of Canadians. This upcoming season marks the 122nd year for the…

Plant Patents on Knock Out Roses

Question: I would like to propagate some of my Knock Out patented roses to share with friends. Is this legal, and if so, what’s the best way to do it?…

Iona Island is a bird oasis – Let’s keep it that way

By James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist, BC Program, Birds Canada   A sewage treatment plant might seem an odd place to take someone looking to connect to nature, but birders…

A year of birds: highlights from the 2021 Birdathon

Thank you so much to all the participants and donors who have so far supported the Great Canadian Birdathon® in 2021. The annual Birdathon unites Canada’s bird lovers in raising…

From the Portland Tribune: Portland Collector Shows Off Prized Japanese Art

Having begun on November 20 and running through January 30, “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock Prints” is Portland Japanese Garden’s final art exhibition of 2021. Learn more about…

Weaving Transformation

Overnight, it seemed, the Kapnick Caribbean Garden lawn transformed from grassland to wonderland as sculptor Patrick Dougherty — the “Stickman” — and his son, Sam, led nearly 100 volunteers in…

Word of the Week: Deciduous

Deciduous trees fall mostly in the category of broadleaf trees, though there are a few conifers, such as larches and bald cypresses, which also lose their leaves in fall. The…

Saving Seeds from Onions and Leeks

Various varieties of onions (Allium cepa) are widely grown in home gardens. They, and related species such as leeks (Allium ampeloprasum), are usually grown as annuals for consumption in the…

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