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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Stored begonia tubers can be potted when growth nubs appear

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Stored begonia tubers can be potted when growth nubs appear

A reader asks: Should I be taking my begonia tubers out of cold storage now?
How to start a really basic garden with your child

How to start a really basic garden with your child

Squamish group offers step-by-step tips for planting a container garden with kids under 5.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Composting a key part of sustainable gardening

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Composting a key part of sustainable gardening

It's increasingly important to grow food using methods that benefit rather than damage the environment
Condo Smarts: Stratas need professional help to navigate wind-up process

Condo Smarts: Stratas need professional help to navigate wind-up process

It is essential for stratas to retain experienced brokers and lawyers to navigate through the complicated wind-up process to negotiate your best terms and pricing.
A year's free rent awarded to Port Coquitlam tenant after landlord chose not to move into apartment

A year's free rent awarded to Port Coquitlam tenant after landlord chose not to move into apartment

Tenant owed more than $22,000 after the purchaser of the apartment she was living in changed their mind about moving in and rented it out to someone else.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Tips for identifying toxic Italian arum and cherry laurel

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Tips for identifying toxic Italian arum and cherry laurel

Readers ask how they can tell whether they have toxic varieties of plants — or something more benign.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Hunt for favourite seeds leads to new finds

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Hunt for favourite seeds leads to new finds

When the usual sources for plant “regulars” dry up, a search for an alternate supplier begins.
Condo Smarts: Strata council should endeavour to solve accessibility problem

Condo Smarts: Strata council should endeavour to solve accessibility problem

While not all accommodations may be possible, dialogue with council and owners to solve an accessibility problem is essential
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: On the hunt for native plants? Start by chatting with neighbours

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: On the hunt for native plants? Start by chatting with neighbours

If enough of us grow native plants, “conservation corridors” will be created to nurture the insects and birds that are crucial elements in a healthy ecosystem
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Seed delivery sparks thrill of new growing season

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Seed delivery sparks thrill of new growing season

The first seeds to arrive in the mail were from Salt Spring Seeds, just a few days after I’d placed the order. Apparently I’d chosen well. A note with the seeds described all my selections as “favourites.”