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Brian Minter: Being able to enjoy spring flowers on a windowsill in January is a real spirit-lifter

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-12-03 12:00
Opinion: Because of the rather wet fall, many garden stores still have a good selection of bulbs that are ideal for forcing.
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Brian Minter: New series of ready-to-harvest mini tomatoes, peppers coming to stores

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-11-26 12:00
Opinion: PanAmerican has been breeding new varieties of vegetables, annuals and perennials for many years.
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Brian Minter: Plants for winter colour and feeding wildlife

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-11-19 12:00
On patios or in limited space gardens, winter colour should be planted not only to lift our spirits, but also to benefit the wildlife around us.
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Brian Minter: Uncovering the myths around peat moss

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-11-12 12:00
It is reassuring to know that using peat moss in moderation, by itself or in soilless mixes, is an ethically and environmentally responsible practice.
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Brian Minter: Late fall and winter flowering Camellias are a delight to have in any garden

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-11-05 12:00
Camellias are one of the most versatile plants in our gardens, and they make a fantastic contribution to winter colour.
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Brian Minter: Appropriate lighting will go long way to keep indoor plants strong and healthy all winter long

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-10-29 12:00
Opinion: Indoor plants are so beneficial to our emotional well-being during the darkest months of the year.
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Brian Minter: Trees that cool your home in summer and look spectacular in fall

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-10-22 12:00
Looking for colour and cooling? Here's a sampling of trees, large and compact, to consider for your yard
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Brian Minter: VHS has earned right to be extremely proud of its 100-year history

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-10-15 12:00
Opinion: We congratulate VHS on their many achievements and wish them every success as they continue to flourish and carry the gardening torch into the future.
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Brian Minter: Harvesting our gardens for Thanksgiving

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-10-08 12:41
In spite of our rather copious amounts of rainfall, late potatoes should now be perfectly sized, full of flavour and ready to dig.
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Brian Minter: Excellent bulbs for spring colour

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2021-10-01 12:00
Opinion: There is a bit of a bulb shortage this year, so pick yours up soon and look forward to some spectacular spring colour for many years to come.
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Vancouver Fall Home Show: Take It or Leaf It installation helps plant lovers find perfect match

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2021-09-27 15:27
New online plant retailer is ready to introduce its "green amigos" at the 2021 Vancouver Fall Home Show
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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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