gardening

Saanich mayor receives his foster bees through pollinator rental program

‘I feel like I’m an adoptive father,’ Fred Haynes says of his rented mason bee colony

 

Mary Lowther column: Using COVID-19 downtime in the garden

David will quote an old Farsi saying: “Lick up the honey and ask no questions.”

  • Mar 26, 2020

 

Mary Lowther column: Turning to the garden and getting inventive when the unexpected happens

The recent possibility of quarantine reminds me of the blockade of the UK during WWII

  • Mar 19, 2020

 

Mary Lowther column: Everything is coming up roses this spring

David is not the only one this made happy; the bush crawls with bees just when I need them.

  • Mar 12, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Got squash staring at you, threatening to go bad?

All winter squash contain an abundance of nutrients

  • Mar 5, 2020

Mary Lowther column: An experiment with early cloned tomatoes

Six of the 12 sprouts I potted up survived

  • Feb 27, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Attracting beneficial insects to the garden

If we’re lucky, our own oases of pesticide-free gardens and farms will continue to buzz

  • Feb 20, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Bee problems are telling us about the state of our planet

“Beekeeping as an industry will likely be dead soon if something doesn’t change.”

  • Jan 23, 2020

Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Buying business included a steep learning curve for owner Robin Knox

  • Jun 24, 2019