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West Coast Gardener – Bill Morgan: Raising Gardens & Harvesting Health

by Jo Barnes | photos by Amanda Cribdon Photography His above ground garden boasts fragrant, firm vegetables and colourful fruit bursting with flavour. How is it that an 88-year old hayseed from the prairies has been so successful with this garden? Brentwood Bay senior, Bill Morgan, has spent a lifetime as a gardener and landscaper, …

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West Coast Gardener – Creating a Water-Wise Garden

by Matt Hall, Red Feather Horticulture After a summer of record heat and extended drought, it's becoming evident that local gardeners are going to have to contend with hotter, drier and longer summers in future years. As garden designers, we are increasingly suggesting planting schemes that require less water. Whether you're planning a full xeriscapic …

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Living Off the Land – Flora & Fauna Farm: Health and Harvest on the Homestead

by Jo Barnes | photo by Nunn Other Photography When you think of caring for the land, encouraging growth and well-being of plants and animals and an abiding love for the overall environment, the term Mother Nature often springs to mind. At one Saanich farm, the "mother," in this case, has a daughter named Olive. …

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