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Canadian brand aims to simplify — and take the stink out of— composting

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2021-09-23 12:00
Made-in-Canada Tero tackles food waste with countertop composting.
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Brian Minter: Orange is no longer the go-to colour for autumn

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-09-17 12:00
Pumpkins now come in almost every colour imaginable, making for a great autumn display
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Brian Minter: Great plants for fall

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-09-10 12:00
Opinion: For a quick colour fix, winter pansies and violas, ornamental kale and mums are now available in garden stores.
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Brian Minter: Science World has taken a unique approach to composting

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-09-03 12:00
Surprisingly, Science World in downtown Vancouver has become a new leader in composting.
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Passion for giant pumpkins produced 800-pounder for Island man

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2021-09-02 13:16
“I want to keep it as warm as I can. The nights are becoming colder.”
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Looper 'poop' required special broom to clear cabin railings three times a day, owner says

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2021-09-01 14:19
Hemlock looper infestation of Metro Vancouver watersheds is killing trees but isn't expected to increase fire risk — at least not yet.
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Brian Minter: Let’s transform our dried-out brown lawns back to a lush, healthy green

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-08-27 12:00
Opinion: Because of the length of our summer drought and the excessive heat, many grassroots may have simply died.
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Brian Minter: We all have to make sacrifices in order to mitigate global warming

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-08-20 12:00
It is up to each of us to immediately do a number of little things to make small changes and to show some leadership on climate change
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Brian Minter: It's never too early to start thinking about pruning

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-08-13 12:00
We tend to think of pruning as a winter activity during the dormant season, but, in fact, summer pruning is often important for keeping our plants in check and for making sure we have both blooms and fruit next year.
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Okanagan wineries weathering extreme summer heat, drought

Organic Gardening - Sun, 2021-08-08 09:57
The region that stretches from Osoyoos to Vernon favours grapes that are already bred or have evolved for extreme conditions.
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Brian Minter: Climate reality dictates a need for more heat and drought tolerant plants

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-08-06 12:00
For years, when choosing plants, we considered only cold tolerance for winter survival, but now heat tolerance must be part of the equation.
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Brian Minter: Rudbeckias have become the go-to plant for a rich golden display

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-07-30 12:00
All rudbeckias fit the look and feel of heat-loving summer annuals, and there is a great selection of these beauties
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Brian Minter: Small farms offer up a wonderful outdoor experience

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-07-23 12:00
There’s an exciting new trend happening in small farm agri-tourism as innovative flower farms are garnering a lot of attention because of their massive colour displays and the opportunities they give us to purchase a wide range of fresh cut flowers.
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Brian Minter: Perennial hibiscus have become a must have for midsummer displays

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-07-16 12:00
Today, there’s a terrific selection of perennial hibiscus for home gardens.
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Brian Minter: Personalizing your patio

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2021-07-15 06:40
Create a serene oasis with cool colours, appealing aromas and soothing sounds
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Brian Minter: Planting trees can help cool your home and patio

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-07-09 12:00
Opinion: It seems we may be experiencing more extreme weather, and the trees I’ve written about in this article are more tolerant of these conditions.
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Brian Minter: How to get your gardens through the heat

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-07-02 12:00
Brian Minter offers up tips on how to navigate your garden through the summer heat waves
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Brian Minter: Conserving water has never been more important

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-06-25 12:00
Almost every activity consumes water to some degree, and water is becoming more scarce, due to climate change, human activity and population growth.
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