Category Archives: Master Gardeners

The Treasures of VanDusen Gardens

As far as spring traditions go in Vancouver, there’s one that can’t be beat. Like clockwork on the Last Sunday of April a steady line of gardeners grow. Dressed in their finest rubber boots and windbreakers, prepared for whatever Mother Nature … Continue reading

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The Chafer Challenge: Got Lawn?

There’s been an undeniable ugliness creeping through the Tri Cities this spring. Lawns across Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam have been pulled, dug, rolled, and thrown about. It is awful, and a tell tale sign of a European Chafer Beetle infestation. … Continue reading

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5 Reason’s to Believe in the Power of Spring

Spring is on its way in Port Coquitlam. You may have to look past the irratic bouts of snow to see the signs, but they are there. It’s on the way & there’s nothing winter can do to stop it. Just … Continue reading

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A Look Back at April’s Blooms at Dart’s Hill

It’s been a busy and productive Spring, which often leads to a messy house, after thought dinners and to sporadic blogging. All of these have made root in my life. So here I am trying to play catch up. In late April … Continue reading

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VanDusen Gardens Annual Plant Sale: A Plethora of Plants and People

On Sunday, April 28th gardeners and shutterbugs from across the Lower Mainland will flood into Vancouver for VanDusen Gardens can’t miss Plant Sale! This annual event is full of inexpensive plants, knowledgeable workers and of course lots, and lots of … Continue reading

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Trend Spotting at the NWFGS: Lust, Rust & Waterways

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show swept through the region last month. The amazing plants and displays captivated my attention and haven’t let go.  After a long winter, the abundant sights, smells of the show can be a little dizzying. Only … Continue reading

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The BC Home & Garden Show: Ticket Giveaway!

It’s Garden show season! We’ve been rocking through February. Seeds are starting, birds are chirping, and the jackets have gotten a little lighter. This time of year there are a lot of garden resources available for free, or next to it. Yep Spring … Continue reading

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Minter’s Master Gardener Tour

This is my 2nd year with the Master Gardeners, and my final season as a student. Over the last two years I have worked a lot of clinics, answered a lot of garden questions and made some wonderful new garden … Continue reading

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What followed me home from the Orchid Sale: Epidendrum Nocturnum

In recent years I’ve taken a look don’t touch approach with orchids. Stunningly beautiful, they can be intimidating. I can’t tall you how many I’ve killed in the past… Seriously, I can’t tell you. Don’t let your imagination get carried away. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Wood Ducks at Burnaby Nature House!

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