Brian Minter: Nothing represents a hug better than a beautiful batch of cut flowers

Fri, 2022-07-01 12:00
With some strategic planning, you can enjoy a continuous supply of cut perennials from April well into fall.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Salvias are one of our most valuable garden plants

Fri, 2022-06-24 12:00
Opinion: True perennial salvias have really exploded in popularity over the past few years.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: The best flowers for your cut flower garden

Fri, 2022-06-17 12:00
Opinion: The sharing of our gardens has never been more popular and meaningful, and it also contributes to building community spirit.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Eyesore or urban oasis? Vancouver's 'roadside meadows' mow up controversy

Mon, 2022-06-13 17:32
Some, who approve of the urban meadows' pilot project, are eager for the return of pollinators such as birds and bees the change could bring.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: 2022 is the Year of the Garden in Canada. But what does that really mean?

Fri, 2022-06-10 12:00
Opinion: Canada has a significant history when it comes to all aspects of gardening — however we may define it.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Add value to your garden with foliage plants

Fri, 2022-06-03 12:00
Opinion: Foliage plants create huge added value when used in combination with flowering plants to accent their natural beauty.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Creative ways to bring colour into your garden

Fri, 2022-05-27 11:00
When we are consistently dealt ‘poor weather’ hands, it’s time to look for more creative ways to bring colour into our lives
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Cool spring latest factor in having our gardens a bit under the weather

Fri, 2022-05-20 10:00
Opinion: It may be the May long weekend gardening season kickoff, but we need to reassess when to set out our cool- and heat-loving plants
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: I’d never have a garden without at least a few fruit trees

Fri, 2022-05-13 12:00
Opinion: When adding fruit trees to your garden, there is a lot to consider, but let me assure you that they're so worthwhile.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Vancouver garden expert explores regenerative growing in new book

Tue, 2022-05-10 12:00
The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden Ecosystem aims to turn conventionally held principles of gardening upside down.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Why not include a few gardening gift ideas for Mother's Day?

Fri, 2022-05-06 12:00
Opinion: If mom has a passion for gardening, she would greatly appreciate a gift card to her favourite garden store.
Categories: Organic Gardening

In the Garden: The trendiest container plants this summer are no shrinking violets

Tue, 2022-05-03 14:30
From vibrant, smaller trees, like Japanese maples, to showy, burgundy-leafed banana plants and colourfully foliaged larger cannas
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: It’s time to rethink the possibilities of vines in our gardens

Fri, 2022-04-29 12:00
Opinion: Vines are very versatile in any landscape. They can soften the harshness of chainlink fences and enhance wooden fences.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: We’ve taken so much from Mother Earth, it’s time to give back

Fri, 2022-04-22 12:00
Opinion: It takes surprisingly little effort to change the way we garden.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: List of just some of the many garden events planned throughout B.C. this spring

Wed, 2022-04-13 12:00
Opinion: There are more than 200 clubs in B.C. and over 14,000 members who are all looking forward to an exciting gardening year ahead.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Adding winter perennials will create opportunities for magical combinations

Fri, 2022-04-08 12:00
Opinion: We can start planning next winter’s colour now by planting a selection of early flowering, uniquely foliaged shrubs that will provide great backdrops for winter-flowering bulbs.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: Don't overlook the amazing old-time garden gem primulas

Fri, 2022-04-01 12:00
Opinion: Yes, the many hybrid primulas we see in late winter are beautiful and lift our spirits, but not to be overlooked are the amazing old-time garden gems.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: These amazing berry and nut plants will make a wonderfully unique addition to any garden

Fri, 2022-03-25 12:00
Opinion: Haskaps, also known as honeyberries, are beginning to create a stir in the home gardening world.
Categories: Organic Gardening

Brian Minter: With the realities of today’s gardening environment, our gardens need to be far more diverse

Fri, 2022-03-18 12:00
Opinion: Our gardens need to be far more diverse, more sensitive to the needs of wildlife and people, and more environmentally friendly.
Categories: Organic Gardening
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