So there I am cutting the grass last week with my just-sharpened push reel mower, when it hits me. Where are the honey bees? At this time of year, the clover and buttercups should be teeming with Apis mellifera.
Before he became a famous disc jockey and hung out with Elvis Presley, Red Robinson was just another East Side kid growing up in the Riley Park neighbourhood.
Local farmers felt the sting of a shortage of honeybees this spring.
It's no secret the honeybee population across the globe has been dwindling.
My friend has a big rosemary bush in her backyard that she doesn't like to keep. She doesn't want to kill it either. How can I move it without killing it?
Chilliwack's urban canopy is facing a, creeping, crawling menace this spring as tree after tree is inundated with caterpillars. But relax, even though Chilliwack and the entire Lower Mainland is seeing an outbreak of tent caterpillars, not only are the critters harmless to people, they won't even kill or damage trees.
My friend has a big rosemary bush in her backyard that she doesn't want to keep. She doesn't want to kill it either. How can I move it without killing it? Can I start a new, young rosemary from her bush?
At this year's prestigious BMW Sales Excellence Award Ceremony, at the iconic BMW Museum in Munich, Germany, "The Most Sustainable BMW Dealership in the World" title was given to Richmond's Auto West BMW.
Local farmers are feeling the sting as a shortage of honeybee hives seems poised to hurt their crops this coming season.
THE season of the garden is in full swing and as spring wanders along people are busily planting their gardens to provide interest, fragrance and flavour.
BC Hydro is advising Coquitlam residents that crews will be replacing power poles in Coquitlam over the next several months.
FOLLOWING Tuesday's provincial election, B.C. is finally slated to get some dependable poles.
Backyard soirees are a staple of summer for many families. Whether hosting a family reunion, a gathering of friends or a mix of both, such gatherings can be a great time to reconnect with your loved ones in a relaxing and natural setting.
Q: Geraniums in two planters on my south-facing balcony have wintered well and still have blooms. Is it too late to cut them back? If it’s not too late, how should it be done?
Prof. Elizabeth Elle calls from work. Her office this sunny weekday morning is in the middle of a Pitt Meadows blueberry field, where she is busy counting bees.
A few weeks ago, a harassed gardener asked me if there are any maintenance-free plants. Apparently “weeds” was not the answer she was seeking. Anyone who wants a non-weed garden will be faced with some maintenance at some stage. But some plants are certainly less needy than others — and choosing those can easily reduce maintenance.
Q: The flowers on our Phalenopsis orchid are mostly gone and we are left with five flowers and very long stems and roots. Should this be repotted and cut back with new soil? Can it be taken out to a sheltered patio with partial sun and much light?
If you love fresh herbs but hate hiking through the rain to gather them from the garden, you'll find that planting herbs in containers by a doorway keeps them just seconds away from the kitchen.
Earth-friendly events were happening all over Memorial Peace Park on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day.