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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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West Coast Gardener – Embrace Your Clay!

by Chris Sigurdson, Peninsula Landscape Supplies As gardeners, we are always plagued with problems that can present significant challenges. These problems could include pests (wildlife and insects), noxious weeds, poor fertility, plant diseases, unexpected changes in environmental conditions … the list goes on. Personally, I always find that the most troublesome issue is the soil. …

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Seaside Homes – A Magnificent Home and “To Die For” View

by Janice Henshaw | photos by Nunn Other Photography An ocean-front Deep Cove property in North Saanich has a newly finished 4,900-square-foot, three-storey home that contractor/designer Chris Walker describes as a "showpiece of beauty and craftsmanship." Chris has been in the design and contracting business for 27 years. He summed up this three-year project: "The …

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SEASIDE HOMES – Backyard Water Features: Visual Aesthetics, Relaxation & Family Fun

story by Janice Henshaw - The stars are bright in the dark night sky, only slightly dimmed by the rising moon. A meteor flashes by so fast I wonder if I only imagined it. In the forest, a barred owl calls. Frogs chirp in concert and a mosquito-hunting bat swoops overhead. The sweet scent from …

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