Tag Archives: gardening tips

  Let’s be honest, we are going to be spending a lot more time at home this summer. So this spring let’s start something to create a space that will bring us joy all summer. If you haven’t already tried a hanging basket now is the time. If you have tried one before, stick with me, there […]

Let’s get pruning!   Pruning may be the most mysterious and misunderstood of all gardening skills.  Why do we need to prune?  Plants have been growing for a long time without any intervention from us!  If you remember that pruning will help the plant to be the best version of itself in your landscape; best […]

Ever wondered how to get your Orchid to re-bloom? For the most part, Orchids are easy to take care of but getting them to re-bloom can be tricky…one of the best ways to keep your orchid happy is to re-pot it. Most orchids are epiphytic, meaning they use tree trunks and branches to grow on. […]

Summer is in full swing and with it come some unwanted pests. Whether or not you are out gardening or simply trying to enjoy your outdoor space, chances are these days you are not alone (and we aren’t talking about your friends and family) Mosquitoes are out in full swing as well. Before you reach […]

Hey there summer gardeners! Now that August has arrived in the lower mainland, the time has come to start enjoying the fruits (and veggies!) of your labour, because now is the time when all your garden preparation from the past months is REALLY starting to pay off! At this time of year, there is plenty […]

Choosing Seed Varieties – A Beginner’s Guide Choosing what variety of seeds to plant may seem like a daunting task, especially when faced with the myriad of options that a company like West Coast Seeds has to offer.  How do you choose what kind of carrots to plant, among over thirty options? Some of the […]

Seed Starting Season is almost here! With the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, it’s easy to forget there are still seven weeks until spring. For those of us eager to get our hands dirty again, it’s never too early to get ready to start planning our gardens. There are several garden staples that can […]

June is Perennial Gardening Month & Salvias are one of our favourites Salvia are mainstays of the garden, represented as culinary herbs, free flowering summer annuals, and summer blooming perennials. Two characteristics shared by many salvias are fragrant foliage & drought tolerance, but colourful summer blooms that attract pollinators is perhaps their most outstanding feature! […]

Do you LOVE hanging baskets but have a hard time keeping them alive all season?  Here are some tips and top care information Scott Pearce has put together to help you along: Choose the best Candidate. Select a basket with plants that will grow well in your light conditions. Most baskets that contain a mix […]

Lawn Update: We have just come through one of the coldest and wettest winters in 20 years. Coupled with these unseasonably cold conditions, on the Lower Mainland, many lawns have been ravaged by the European Chafer beetle. The grub of this beetle feeds on the roots of turf grasses and if this damage doesn’t kill […]

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