gardening

A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)

B.C.’s wild bees need messy gardens to survive

The year-long nesting period makes habitat a primary concern for wild bees

 

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID

No, bees aren’t getting COVID, it’s the supply chain that’s been disrupted

 

Seedy Saturdays - such as this one in Cache Creek in February 2020 - are a feature in many communities every year, and in 2021 a province-wide event is going online for gardeners around B.C. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Seedy Saturday to hold province-wide gardening conference

The February event brings together seed enthusiasts from communities across B.C.

 

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Want to get the most out of your garden over the fall and winter? Then it’s not quite time to put away the tool. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Cover crops are unsung heroes when it comes to weed prevention

Get planting now to establish cover crops to protect and enrich your garden over the winter

  • Aug 19, 2020
Want to get the most out of your garden over the fall and winter? Then it’s not quite time to put away the tool. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
The garden bed at the Ashcroft Journal office, May 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Diversity and knowing your enemy will help you win the weed war

Garden Talk with Dr. Catherine Tarasoff

  • Jun 4, 2020
The garden bed at the Ashcroft Journal office, May 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Knowing what kind of weeds you’re dealing with, and treating them appropriately to start with, can save a lot of grief and work down the road. (Photo credit: Stock image)

A stitch in time saves nine(ty-nine) when it comes to weed control

Garden talk with Dr. Catherine Tarasoff

  • Apr 29, 2020
Knowing what kind of weeds you’re dealing with, and treating them appropriately to start with, can save a lot of grief and work down the road. (Photo credit: Stock image)
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap continues through April 30 (or until the plants run out). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft CiB plant swap now underway

Gardeners can drop off spare plants and pick up new ones

  • Apr 22, 2020
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap continues through April 30 (or until the plants run out). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Buying business included a steep learning curve for owner Robin Knox

  • Jun 24, 2019
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre