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Helen Chesnut

January 31, 2013
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 . . .

Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Pruning advice yields gift of prawns in ‘exchange economy’

April 10, 2021
Early last autumn, I felt very fortunate as I ambled through the impressive selection of spring-flowering bulbs at a garden centre close to my home. A considerable number of them were marked as new. . .

Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Shortbread a tasty way to enjoy lavender florets

April 7, 2021
Dear Helen: I’ve lost the lavender shortbread recipe you had in a past column. Could you please repeat it, for me and for others I’m sure would like to try it? R.P. This question comes in the . . .

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: April a time of resurrection in the garden

April 3, 2021
From my university days, a few vivid memories remain. An interesting course I recall taking was titled Roman Life and Letters. That time being one of youthful frolicking, at one point I’d skipped . . .

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Root-vegetable failure often caused by soil imbalance

March 31, 2021
Dear Helen: I cannot seem to grow root vegetables successfully. My radishes are all top growth and the carrots take four months to develop a root 2.5 cm long. C.M. There are several reasons . . .

Anny Scoones: Spring hikes, and random thoughts on the wisdom of Helen Chesnut

March 28, 2021
Have you smelled spring yet? That rich fertile aroma of the wet, warming earth blended with the budding of new sprigs? So far, it seems to be a chilly spring with a bite to the air, and it’s . . .

Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Basking in the familiar pleasures of spring

March 27, 2021
The sunny, warm(ish) days beginning to dot the weather landscape are glimpses into balmy days ahead. Meanwhile, the early spring brings its own familiar pleasures. Sheets of crocuses shine in the . . .

Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Mascarpone topping a sweet treat with fruit from garden

March 24, 2021
Dear Helen: I am using frozen fruit from the garden in desserts these days and am recalling a recipe you once gave using a mascarpone topping over fruit in a baked dessert. Am I right? Do you still. . .

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Gardeners jumping for joy on first day of spring

March 18, 2021
Gleeful notes continue to arrive in the daily rounds of emails. The latest, from Jan: “Isn’t this the most joyous time of year for us garden elves — especially this particular spring?”Questions . . .

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Spread pruning of neglected apple tree over three years

March 17, 2021
Dear Helen: We have an apple tree that has not been pruned for around eight years. It has many, now woody, upright water sprouts. When is the best time to prune, and how much of the excess growth . . .

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