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Brian Minter: Creative ways to bring colour into your garden

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

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

Organic Gardening - 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.
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Vancouver garden expert explores regenerative growing in new book

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

Organic Gardening - 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.
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In the Garden: The trendiest container plants this summer are no shrinking violets

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2022-05-03 14:30
From vibrant, smaller trees, like Japanese maples, to showy, burgundy-leafed banana plants and colourfully foliaged larger cannas
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Brian Minter: It’s time to rethink the possibilities of vines in our gardens

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

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2022-04-22 12:00
Opinion: It takes surprisingly little effort to change the way we garden.
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Brian Minter: List of just some of the many garden events planned throughout B.C. this spring

Organic Gardening - 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.
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Brian Minter: Adding winter perennials will create opportunities for magical combinations

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

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

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2022-03-25 12:00
Opinion: Haskaps, also known as honeyberries, are beginning to create a stir in the home gardening world.
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Brian Minter: With the realities of today’s gardening environment, our gardens need to be far more diverse

Organic Gardening - 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.
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Brian Minter: The future looks bright for roses

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2022-03-11 12:00
For many people, fragrance is the most appreciated quality of a rose, but, as any good breeder will tell you, it’s just one of the elements in rose breeding.
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Brian Minter: Don’t miss taking in this year’s Home and Garden Show

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2022-03-04 12:00
Opinion: From March 10 to 13 at B.C. Place Stadium, you’ll be able to enjoy a wealth of inspiring garden presentations.
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In the Garden: Plant a living privacy screen

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2022-03-02 13:00
Good fences make good neighbours, especially when they are made from plants
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Brian Minter: Plants are far more dependent upon soil to help them survive and thrive

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2022-02-25 12:00
Opinion: Before planting anything, we need to make sure our soils have a porous, open physical structure and a healthy, balanced ecosystem.
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Brian Minter: Celebrating Canada's continuing love affair with seeds

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2022-02-18 12:00
Opinion: We’re fortunate to have a large number of great seed companies in Canada, as well as many suppliers across the country that are now well-stocked with a very good selection.
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Bounty for the kitchen: Carissa Kasper wants you to plant some seeds

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2022-02-17 14:09
Vancouver-based kitchen garden expert of Seed & Nourish will share her advice to overcome stumbling blocks
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