gardening

Butchart Gardens - Handout

Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021

 

Rob Diether, of CEEDS, shows off the bedding plants for sale at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sowing CEEDS for success

Local gardeners got a late start to planting this year, due to rising demand for seeds across B.C.

 

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

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Pauline Hansen (from left) shops for some plants with Aythan Taylor and PSO student Kaspen Hansen at the annual PSO Garden Sale. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Annual PSO plant sale a success despite lack of students

‘It’s not only the food it’s also good for your mental health’

Pauline Hansen (from left) shops for some plants with Aythan Taylor and PSO student Kaspen Hansen at the annual PSO Garden Sale. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Potatoes. (Stock photo)

Starting small a good rule of a green thumb in gardening

‘Pick easy things to do like potatoes, read the instructions and keep watering’

Potatoes. (Stock photo)
The entrance to the 100 Mile House Community Garden on the morning of Tuesday, May 19. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)

Gardening tons of fun for Cedar Crest crew

‘This is just excellent for them to get outside’

The entrance to the 100 Mile House Community Garden on the morning of Tuesday, May 19. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)
David and Laura Liang of the People Power Society for Healthy Communities farm. David says it’s important to start planting now, even if it’s in indoor planters, to properly begin your garden. (Submitted photo)

Gardening tips to get the season started

‘I’m encouraging everyone to start a garden this year’

David and Laura Liang of the People Power Society for Healthy Communities farm. David says it’s important to start planting now, even if it’s in indoor planters, to properly begin your garden. (Submitted photo)
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