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Geraniums

Barbara Shorrock has been gardening in Queensland for over 40 years. All geraniums are perennials—they are just not all perennial in our zone. They...

The Facts About Oystershell Scale

Submitted by Marie Semenick-Evans I discovered oystershell scale about 4 years ago. I had been aware that other people in Crescent Heights had some...

A New Community Initiative to Use Space More Effectively

Is there a way we can use front gardens more effectively as well as increase neighbourhood conversation? We say yes! Inspired by the...

Shady Characters

Our neighbourhoods are more than 40 years old and most of the original trees are fully mature. It gives the area a beautiful...

Home Gardening with Barbara: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Having spent the past couple of years getting nothing I expected, I offer a story taken directly from Rachei Naomi Remen’s Kitchen Table...

Fall Garden Checklist

We ran this column last year, but I thought it might be something worth repeating. There is a new a list of fall...

Bulbs and Squirrels

Autumn. Fall. Indian Summer. Otoño. L’automne. We are immersed in that beautiful time of year when for a month (or two, if we...

September Gardening to Do List

by Chris Koper, WHCA Green Committee It has sure been a hot summer and over so fast! Think about joining the garden next year...

Garden Folklore

Some people follow the Farmer’s Almanac; some remember truths told by a grandmother. Some sayings have an origin in another country and time,...

Preserving Your Produce? Maybe Ferment It?

Mastering food preservation has been key in allowing humans not only to survive, but also flourish. Thankfully, with the invention of refrigeration and...

Engaging your Child in Gardening

As June begins and the summer is truly around the corner, many will be thinking about ways to encourage their children to enjoy...

Tips for Pruning this Summer

“Will summer pruning hurt the tree?” This is a question that we get often, and while there are a few exceptions, e.g. preventing...