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White Rock & District Garden Club will be celebrating 75 years in operation at the end of August. Pictured are group members Cynthia Bliss (bottom-left), Mavis Taylor (top-left), Eileen Davidson (top-middle), Darlene Chamberlain (bottom-middle), Claire Murihead (top-right) and Donna Lawson (bottom-right). (Sobia Moman photo)

White Rock garden club reflects on their history as 75-year anniversary creeps up

The White Rock & District Garden Club was established in 1947 and remains strong

 

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

 

Deb Gottschalk, “Best of Show” winner in the 2022 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show. (submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Virtual North Delta garden show winners announced

The 2022 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show ran June 22-26, with prizes awarded June 28

 

Heather Neidig with her “vegetables – experienced” category-winning entry in the 2021 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show. Neidig is one of five local judges that will be evaluating entries in the 2022 event, happening June 22-28. (submitted photo)

North Delta neighbourhood’s virtual garden show returns this month

Event is open to Sunshine Hills residents June 22-28, with prizes from local artists and businesses

Heather Neidig with her “vegetables – experienced” category-winning entry in the 2021 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show. Neidig is one of five local judges that will be evaluating entries in the 2022 event, happening June 22-28. (submitted photo)
Darts Hill Garden Park in South Surrey is once again open to the public. Entrance is by donation. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey’s Darts Hill Garden open for spring-summer season

Garden is open 10-4 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of July

  • Apr 2, 2022
Darts Hill Garden Park in South Surrey is once again open to the public. Entrance is by donation. (Contributed photo)
Flowers

Slow flowers

Growing sustainability in the floral industry

  • Mar 14, 2022
Flowers
Butchart Gardens - Handout

Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021
Butchart Gardens - Handout
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

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)
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

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)
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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
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)