Well, the harvest season is sliding into high gear and the beans are ready. Our next door neighbours were farmers in China and grow food like nobody’s business in their humble garden space. They share some of their bounty with us in exchange for using most of our […]
Reading a great book that expands on the essence of my organic gardening education. Highly recommended! It addresses soil health over often toxic pest and disease management. The good ol’ organic approach. Also how to get rid of your weeds by addressing the root causes (pardon the pun) […]
You’re looking at the new gardener for Platform 7 Coffee! Check out their gorgeous garden. It’s on Hastings between Nanaimo & Garden. It’s a joy to work in it : )
Most people have heard of raised garden beds, but may not have considered the possibilities of elevated beds. We built these spruce beds to address a possible soil contamination problem. An old car was parked over this part of the would-be garden and we had concerns about whether […]
In just two short weeks, these zucchinis and beans have gone from seed to something noticeable and green. We used a really good-looking organic soil, very rich and black. We hoped it would perform as well as it looked and we weren’t let down! Che likes to do […]
This is my latest project. Helen’s new garden rides a slope that we’ll be terracing next year. For now, she’s more than pleased with the new installation. We were able to convert a boring rectangular plot of lawn into something magical with the help of gorgeous cedar veggie […]
A wall of beautiful flowers can embellish or hide a fence. These evergreen clematis will flower for 2 or 3 weeks a year. When the flowering’s done, you still have a lush green canvas for the rest of the year.