Category Archives: Garden Projects

Spring in the Port Coquitlam Heritage Garden!

There is a little corner in Port Coquitlam that has been undergoing a revitalization. Last year myself and another Heritage Society volunteer took to this neglected bed tucked between an apartment building and the society’s display centre on Mary Hill rd … Continue reading

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Positively Perfect Paper Pulp Pots!

Give it up for Pinterest y’all! While poking around their boards recently I came across a this great project, perfectly suited for my kids or any kid really! Spring brings with it many fabulous opportunities to teach children about nature and recycling. This project is the perfect … Continue reading

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Project Garden

Creating a Child Friendly Bird Bath. Guest Post by: Stacy Tornio Stacy Tornio is an editor at Birds & Blooms magazine. She is a gardener, nature lover, birder, children’s writer and author of Project Garden! Here at the Dandelion Wrangler … Continue reading

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And so it begins…….

We’ve had a streak of beautiful weather this week, here in the Lower Mainland. I took advantage of it as best I could, spending some time outside. I got my hands dirty, and did a final clean up the veggie … Continue reading

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Nature Studies: The Worm Bin Experiment.

One of the activities they had for the kids was a nature project. They learned how to take care of and make their own worm bins! My daughter was so up for that! So guess what now lives outside her … Continue reading

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Creating a Two Tiered Children’s Container Garden!

I had a plan to share with you all my first how-to video. Sadly I was hit with nothing but problems during the filming, including a broken camera. I was camera-less for a few excruciating weeks. Although the Children’s garden … Continue reading

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Heritage Garden, Revisited.

This past weekend, I squeezed some time in at the Heritage Garden, just off Mary Hill Rd in Port Coquitlam. We started this garden overhaul last June. Heritage member Linda Milne Sliworsky and myself spent some time pulling weeds and … Continue reading

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Heritage Display Garden Revitalization Project

I seem to be finding garden projects where ever I go these days. It doesn’t take much to get me excited about a project, but this one has really got me energized! There is nothing quite like gardening in public … Continue reading

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On the Rocks: Backyard Transformations.

This weather has been good for something. Yes, this wet cold spring has just what it takes to grow some truly fantastic weeds! You too could have weeds so tall that they hide your pretty containers from view! So lush, … Continue reading

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Living Art: Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’ Coral Bark Maple.

My Living art project was in need of a serious refresh after last winter. The season was not kind to the pre existing Coral Bark Maple. I’m chalking it up to the weather. There was a lot of winter damage … Continue reading

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