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 . . .
Dear Helen: I’m sure everyone is asking about this: How much damage do you think the recent cold snap will have done, especially to early flowering trees already in bloom or about to bloom, and to . . .
I’m finding this winter intriguing, partly because of its mildness and the considerable number of useable gardening days it has delivered, and partly because its pattern has so far coincided with . . .
Dear Helen: When we returned to live in our lovely Saanich after an absence of 18 years, we were unaware that the deer population around Cedar Hill had expanded greatly — until potted pansies that . . .