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Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021

 

A butterfly takes a rest on some flowers in a hanging basket in one of three entries in the 2021 Sunshine Hills Community Group Virtual Garden Show by “flowers flowers flowers” category winner Tammy S. (Tammy S./Facebook photo)

18 winners named in North Delta virtual garden show

2021 Sunshine Hills Community Group Virtual Garden Show ran May 28 to June 4

 

Heather Roscoe Neidig’s entry in the 2020 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show (patio/deck — novice category). This year, residents have from Friday, May 28 until Friday, June 4 to get their entries in for a chance at over $1,000 worth of prizes. (Heather Roscoe Neidig photo)

Virtual show to celebrate the best of North Delta neighbourhood’s gardens

Over $1,000 in prizes available for green-thumbed Sunshine Hills residents

 

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‘Garden of Generations’ planted at Surrey park by senior/youth volunteers

Passersby will be welcomed to sample a portion of the crops at Newton’s Unwin Park

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A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)

B.C.’s wild bees need messy gardens to survive

The year-long nesting period makes habitat a primary concern for wild bees

A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)
B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID

No, bees aren’t getting COVID, it’s the supply chain that’s been disrupted

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteers sort and pack ‘SOX BOX’ food hampers as part of Alexandra Neighbourhood House’s COVID-responsive Emergency Food Support Project. (Contributed photo)

ALEX HOUSE: Finding opportunities within the challenges

‘SOX BOX’ project provides free weekly box deliveries of fresh local food

  • Mar 11, 2021
Volunteers sort and pack ‘SOX BOX’ food hampers as part of Alexandra Neighbourhood House’s COVID-responsive Emergency Food Support Project. (Contributed photo)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Heather Roscoe Neidig’s entry in the Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show (patio/deck - novice category) Residents have until Thursday, May 28 to get their entries in for a chance at one of 26 prizes worth a total of $725. (Heather Roscoe Neidig photo)

North Delta gardeners exhibit green thumbs in virtual garden show

$725 in prizes available for Sunshine Hills residents thanks to donors, Neighbourhood Small Grant

Heather Roscoe Neidig’s entry in the Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show (patio/deck - novice category) Residents have until Thursday, May 28 to get their entries in for a chance at one of 26 prizes worth a total of $725. (Heather Roscoe Neidig photo)
PLOT Sharing Garden volunteers Jasleep Virk (left), Rella Tees and Steve Webster at the Newton Medicine Wheel on Tuesday. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey gardeners to gather for spring equinox ritual ‘in adapted form’

‘We will still grow things here, that will not change’ says member of PLOT Sharing Garden in Newton

PLOT Sharing Garden volunteers Jasleep Virk (left), Rella Tees and Steve Webster at the Newton Medicine Wheel on Tuesday. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

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
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre
Abigail Lynn / Unsplash                                Lilacs aren’t just beautiful flowers: you can also use them as an indicator that it’s time to plant your annuals.

GARDEN: Let lovely lilacs be your garden guide to planting annuals

Lilacs aren’t just a beautiful flower: they can also tell you when it’s time to plant your annuals

  • May 9, 2018
Abigail Lynn / Unsplash                                Lilacs aren’t just beautiful flowers: you can also use them as an indicator that it’s time to plant your annuals.
It’s time to start thinking of planting your greens, writes Nancy Kramer, president of the Cloverdale Garden Club. (maxmann / Pixabay)

GARDEN: Start planting lettuce, carrots, peas in pots this spring

Lettuce, carrots, peas and tomatoes are all great options to plant in pots

  • Mar 6, 2018
It’s time to start thinking of planting your greens, writes Nancy Kramer, president of the Cloverdale Garden Club. (maxmann / Pixabay)
Water sprout on a tree. (Wikimedia Commons)

GARDEN: It’s time to prune trees, shrubs and roses

Pruning isn’t all that hard. The most difficult part is finding a dry day to do it.

  • Feb 9, 2018
Water sprout on a tree. (Wikimedia Commons)