As a garden columnist in the Times Colonist, Helen Chesnut weaves stories about friends and neighbours into her descriptions of gardening procedures and favourite ornamental and edible plants. She . . .
Early one recent morning, I stepped out of the house to retrieve the Times Colonist and was immediately struck by the sight of a single blossom that had opened on an old, tall shrub rose growing in. . .
Dear Helen: Several times this fall I have visited local garden centres to select spring-flowering bulbs for planting in patio containers and the garden. Among the displays of bulbs, I came upon “. . .
Brilliant sunshine and crisp, comfortable temperatures for much of October have more than made up for September’s rainy gloom. The long run of sunny days made clear the shifting seasonal patterns . . .