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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Leopard's Bane a boon to gardeners

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Leopard's Bane a boon to gardeners

The plants bear large, yellow, daisy type flowers in April and May but is not seen widely in gardens here
Condo Smarts: Strata must accommodate disabled occupants

Condo Smarts: Strata must accommodate disabled occupants

Recent CRT decision ruled in favour of an owner with three cats, despite a pet bylaw, because the owner provided medical documentation of a requirement for emotional support
Bathroom faucets enhance your design with function and innovative style

Bathroom faucets enhance your design with function and innovative style

Splashes Bath & Kitchen guides you on buying the best faucet for your needs and budget
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Prune hardy fuchsia when tiny green shoots appear

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Prune hardy fuchsia when tiny green shoots appear

How much should hardy fuschias be cut back, and what is the best time to do it?
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Composting area is the 'heart of the garden'

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Composting area is the 'heart of the garden'

Gardeners are (or can be) the ultimate recyclers. Every year we re-use pots, planters, and the same gardening equipment. We can keep gardening routines simple. Our needs can be few.
Condo Smarts: To avoid costly mistakes, hire professional to write resolutions, bylaws

Condo Smarts: To avoid costly mistakes, hire professional to write resolutions, bylaws

Dear Tony: We are a modest 58 unit low rise building. Our annual meeting was scheduled for March 21st, however, since there was no quorum, the meeting was adjourned to one week later.
B.C. house fire victim gets $30,000 in damages for botched insurance claim

B.C. house fire victim gets $30,000 in damages for botched insurance claim

A judge has ruled the insurance company was in breach of contract conditions.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Rock and garland daphnes in short supply

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Rock and garland daphnes in short supply

Once popular as Mother’s Day gifts, garland daphnes and rock daphnes are now almost impossible to find
House Beautiful: Spectacular water feature the beating heart of verdant landscape at Ten Mile Point home

House Beautiful: Spectacular water feature the beating heart of verdant landscape at Ten Mile Point home

Spacious property is part of the Victoria Conservatory of Music Garden Tour
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Cold April brings lengthy bloom for spring flowers

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Cold April brings lengthy bloom for spring flowers

The daffodils have stayed in lovely flowering condition for longer than usual and a flowering plum (Prunus blireana), usually in bloom through March, seems to have been flowering forever.