gardening

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin. (USDA Agricultural Research Service via AP)

How to take your garden and yard back from the mosquitoes

Eliminating these biting pests from your yard will not adversely affect the ecosystem

 

Luanne Leech (right) with fellow gardener Marion McCluskey (middle) and Victor Smith from Hope Communities in Bloom. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

New resident puts down roots with Hope Community Garden

Luanne Leech said she’s learned a lot and made many friends during her time with the group

 

Flowers

Slow flowers

Growing sustainability in the floral industry

  • Mar 14, 2022

 

The Hope Community Garden is hosting an open house April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Hope Standard file photo)

Hope Community Garden hosting open house

For the first time, vendors have been invited to join the event that takes place April 2

The Hope Community Garden is hosting an open house April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Hope Standard file photo)
Low income recipients will get planters loaded up with soil and seeds/plants, giving them the ability to grow fresh produce and avoid paying a high cost at the grocery store. (Rene Cortin/Wikimedia commons)

Donated planters help low-income Hope residents with food security

Recipients will be able to grow their own veggies and avoid paying rising produce costs

Low income recipients will get planters loaded up with soil and seeds/plants, giving them the ability to grow fresh produce and avoid paying a high cost at the grocery store. (Rene Cortin/Wikimedia commons)
The Hope Communities in Bloom committee has named the best gardens in the community, including Rudy and Peni Puschman on Third Avenue. Watch for the signs in the winners’ gardens. (Submitted)

Hope gardeners get a little love for giving flowers TLC

Watch for winning gardens around town this month

The Hope Communities in Bloom committee has named the best gardens in the community, including Rudy and Peni Puschman on Third Avenue. Watch for the signs in the winners’ gardens. (Submitted)
Butchart Gardens - Handout

Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021
Butchart Gardens - Handout
Nominate your neighbors for a 2021 Communities in Bloom/Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Award. (Facebook photo)

Hope Communities in Bloom puts out call for nominations

Twelve gardens will win a 2021 Communities in Bloom/Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Award

Nominate your neighbors for a 2021 Communities in Bloom/Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Award. (Facebook photo)
Laurie Trayer stands by one of the gardens in her yard on Airport Road. The hydrangeas are in full bloom for the next week or so, she says.

SLIDESHOW: Hope garden awash in colours, in full bloom

Laurie Trayer walks readers through her countryside garden

Laurie Trayer stands by one of the gardens in her yard on Airport Road. The hydrangeas are in full bloom for the next week or so, she says.
Rene Cortin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society pilot program promotes garden growing

Twenty Chilliwack families are participating in the ‘Garden Box to the Table’ program

Rene Cortin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend of cosmos to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Chilliwack marketing company teams up with West Coast Seeds and Food Banks Canada

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
The Hope Garden Club hosted a fundraiser to help a member’s cousin in Australia with a replanting effort following the wildfires on that continent. (Submitted photo)

Hope Garden Club supporting Australian reforestation project

Money raised at silent auction will help plant seedlings following devastating wildfires

The Hope Garden Club hosted a fundraiser to help a member’s cousin in Australia with a replanting effort following the wildfires on that continent. (Submitted photo)
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