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Spring sighting

Crocuses are a traditional harbinger of spring and often the first flowers you see after our bit of snow disappears. The perennials have popped up all over the lower Sunshine Coast; these ones were photographed on Ocean Beach Esplanade in Gibsons. Combined with the switch to daylight savings time last weekend, the flowers tell us ... Read More »

Seed-saving garden workshop offered

On Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30am-noon, the Gibsons Public Library celebrates the beginnings of spring with a free workshop on planning a seed-saving garden (in advance of Seedy Saturday). The workshop focuses on how to get started, exploring the differences between a seed-saving garden and a food garden. We will also cover the basic concepts for ... Read More »

All about trees, at the Bot

It’s all about trees this weekend at the SC Botanical Garden in West Sechelt. On Sept. 30 at 1pm, master gardener Sheila Watkins will demonstrate how to plant a tree or shrub. And on Oct. 1 at 1pm, native plant coordinator Harry Hill will lead a guided tree walk through the Garden. Dress for the ... Read More »

A festival of garlics

Did you know that there are many types or cultivars of garlic grown that you likely won’t  find in a grocery store? The main reason you don’t see most types is because the type of garlic you find in the grocery store is a “softneck” garlic which is mechanically planted and harvested.  That attribute, plus ... Read More »

Home show a hit again

Patrons peruse some of the more than 80 booths at the Coast Community Builders Association Home and Garden Expo in the Gibsons Community Centre on June 10. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Saturday’s Home & Garden Expo – make it a family affair

Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick, President of the Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA), invites the entire Sunshine Coast to enjoy a fun filled Home & Garden Expo on Saturday June 10th at the Gibsons Area & Community Centre.  Through collaboration between the CCBA and event coordinator Cindy Richard, we anticipate another record year of attendance – ... Read More »

Farmers Market offers summer treats

A vendor displays her wares at the Sechelt Farmers Market June 3. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Say not to knotweed

In the UK, the spread of Japanese knotweed has become a multi-billion pound problem. Property owners cannot sell or get insurance for infested lots. Knotweed is not that big a problem here on the Sunshine Coast but it is a “growing” one. In fact, where there used to be a few stalks along the 101, ... Read More »

Home show: ‘Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style’

“Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style” is the theme of this year’s Home and Garden Expo on Saturday, June 10 10am-4pm at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre. This is the 8th annual home show organized by the Coast Community Builders Association to showcase the industry’s best builders, finishers, landscapers and interior design experts. It is the ... Read More »

50 years of gardening in Sechelt

It is the 50th Anniversary of the Sechelt Garden Club, and we are holding an open house on June 17, 11am-2pm at the Seaside Centre.  A sourwood tree, renowned for its colourful blossom and foliage, has already been planted in the grounds of the Seaside Centre where a plaque has been inscribed to commemorate the ... Read More »

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