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House Beautiful: Challenging 1990 project house turned into a gem with a view

House Beautiful: Challenging 1990 project house turned into a gem with a view

Heather Ferguson and her husband were having that age-old conversation — move or renovate? — when suddenly a 1990 house on the steep, western side of Gonzales Hill came on the market.
Visionary Gardeners highlights unique green thumbs on new television series

Visionary Gardeners highlights unique green thumbs on new television series

Victoria alpine seed hunter among those profiled in five-episode series
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Winter-flowering honeysuckle fills garden with sweet scent

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Winter-flowering honeysuckle fills garden with sweet scent

North Saanich nursery owner says she rarely sees Lonicera fragrantissima on plant lists from her growers
Condo Smarts: Altered windows are still common property

Condo Smarts: Altered windows are still common property

A strata corporation is not permitted to make an owner responsible for the maintenance and repair of common property.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: To help save insects, let garden go a little wild

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: To help save insects, let garden go a little wild

Bugs perform pollinating and other ecological, life-sustaining services
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Lifelong gardener still learning new tricks

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Lifelong gardener still learning new tricks

Large, used water bottles with the bottoms removed used to great effect in 'winter sowing' project
Condo Smarts: Construction delay doesn't change payment deadline for special levy

Condo Smarts: Construction delay doesn't change payment deadline for special levy

The enforcement of bylaws and resolutions is a requirement of the strata corporation under the Strata Property Act
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?
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.