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Invasive plants in BC may be more popular than you think– in fact, they’re often widely used. But how do you know which plants are considered invasive? And, perhaps more importantly, how do you maintain them? Seeds, Popular, Garden Maintenance, Garden Planning, Invasive Species, Invasive Plants, Plant Species, Shrubs, Evergreen Plants
5 Common Invasive Plants In BC
Invasive plants in BC may be more popular than you think– in fact, they’re often widely used. But how do you know which plants are considered invasive? And, perhaps more importantly, how do you maintain them?
The benefits of native plants are often underestimated. What most people don’t know is that native plants are low maintenance and highly sustainable. If you’re considering re-doing your garden this year, here are a few reasons you should consider incorporating native plants. Plants, People, Plant Life, Sustainable Landscaping, Local Plant, Different Plants
BC's Native Plants | Top 5 Reasons to Include Them in Your Garden
The benefits of native plants are often underestimated. What most people don’t know is that native plants are low maintenance and highly sustainable. If you’re considering re-doing your garden this year, here are a few reasons you should consider incorporating native plants.
The prolific Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) has, for most of recorded history, been a silent bastion of our local forests, coasts, and mountains here in British Columbia. It’s a cornerstone of indigenous cultures, lending its natural water-resistance and massive size to construction, culture, and beyond. If California is famous for its redwoods, BC is famous for our red cedars. However, despite our long and storied history living alongside red cedars, their future is becoming more and more uncertain.
RED CEDARS IN BC | THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF OUR PROVINCIAL TREE
The prolific Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) has, for most of recorded history, been a silent bastion of our local forests, coasts, and mountains here in British Columbia. It’s a cornerstone of indigenous cultures, lending its natural water-resistance and massive size to construction, culture, and beyond. If California is famous for its redwoods, BC is famous for our red cedars. However, despite our long and storied history living alongside red cedars, their future is becoming more and more uncertain.
When transplanting plants and trees, you might think to yourself “I’ll just dig it out of the ground and put it somewhere else. How hard can it be, right?” While moving a plant this way might seem simple and unproblematic – and might even work – there are better ways of doing it; guidelines that will help prevent your plant from going into shock and dying slowly over the next several weeks. Dig, Interesting Faces, Tree, Landscape, Root Structure, New Growth, Trees And Shrubs, Dry Summer
Transplanting Plants and Trees | 7 Steps for Success
When transplanting plants and trees, you might think to yourself “I’ll just dig it out of the ground and put it somewhere else. How hard can it be, right?” While moving a plant this way might seem simple and unproblematic – and might even work – there are better ways of doing it; guidelines that will help prevent your plant from going into shock and dying slowly over the next several weeks.
Herbaceous perennials are particularly useful, growing in a variety of different textures, colours, and sizes. Some have colourful flowers, others have bright foliage, some grow wide, some grow tall, and some thrive in the shade. Despite going dormant every winter, herbaceous perennials are often the common threads in a landscape, tying together otherwise disparate garden elements. Shaded Garden, Design, Layout, Best Perennials For Shade, Drought Tolerant Perennials, Shade Perennials, Herbaceous Perennials, Shade Landscaping, Dry Shade Plants
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS | 11 POPULAR FAVOURITES
Herbaceous perennials are particularly useful, growing in a variety of different textures, colours, and sizes. Some have colourful flowers, others have bright foliage, some grow wide, some grow tall, and some thrive in the shade. Despite going dormant every winter, herbaceous perennials are often the common threads in a landscape, tying together otherwise disparate garden elements.
Dry streams: small-scale, empty versions of actual rivers. You’ve likely seen them before, but perhaps haven’t really noticed. That’s by design: the best dry streams fit seamlessly and naturally with the landscape, appearing as though they’ve always been there, effortlessly demarcating garden beds with their rugged appeal and alpine beauty. So, how do you install one? And how do you make it look natural? Gardening, Dry Riverbed Landscaping, Dry Creek Bed, Drainage Ditch, River Rock Landscaping, River Rock Garden, Landscaping With Boulders, Rock Garden Landscaping
DRY STREAMS | HOW (AND WHY) YOU SHOULD INSTALL ONE
Dry streams: small-scale, empty versions of actual rivers. You’ve likely seen them before, but perhaps haven’t really noticed. That’s by design: the best dry streams fit seamlessly and naturally with the landscape, appearing as though they’ve always been there, effortlessly demarcating garden beds with their rugged appeal and alpine beauty. So, how do you install one? And how do you make it look natural?
When it comes to eating plants, there’s an unspoken rule: stick to well-known fruits and vegetables. However, very few grow naturally in Vancouver’s climate. Sure, they can be purchased, planted, cultivated, and farmed around here, but what about ornamental plants? Berries from trees? And even ��– dare we say – weeds? There’s an abundance of edible food growing all around us – if you know what to look for Vancouver, Fruit, Edible Plants, Fruits And Vegetables, Canning, Edible Food, Edibles Weed, Foraging
30 EDIBLE WEEDS AND PLANTS | SOME MAY SURPRISE YOU!
When it comes to eating plants, there’s an unspoken rule: stick to well-known fruits and vegetables. However, very few grow naturally in Vancouver’s climate. Sure, they can be purchased, planted, cultivated, and farmed around here, but what about ornamental plants? Berries from trees? And even – dare we say – weeds? There’s an abundance of edible food growing all around us – if you know what to look for
Landscaping small spaces can be tough, but there are lots of options and ideas available to those willing to be minimalistic – and a little choosy. Potted Plants, Ideas, Garden Spaces, Yard, Garden, Options
Landscaping Small Spaces | 13 Design Ideas
Landscaping small spaces can be tough, but there are lots of options and ideas available to those willing to be minimalistic – and a little choosy.
As we plunge into summertime, many people are beginning to consider adding a little flair and function to their backyard in the form of a patio or deck. Patios and decks can be made a lot of different ways, using a lot of different materials. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a quick guide. Decks, Building A Patio, Backyard, Deck, Patios, Grounds, Beginners Guide
Beginner's Guide to Patios and Decks
As we plunge into summertime, many people are beginning to consider adding a little flair and function to their backyard in the form of a patio or deck. Patios and decks can be made a lot of different ways, using a lot of different materials. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a quick guide.
Aphids are notorious landscape pests. If you’re familiar with them, you likely already know how hard they can be to manage and how harmful they can be to your plants and property. So, what are the telltale signs that you have aphids in your garden? And, more importantly, how can you get rid of them? Pests, Aphids, Garden Pests, Feeding
Aphids | How to identify and control these garden pests
Aphids are notorious landscape pests. If you’re familiar with them, you likely already know how hard they can be to manage and how harmful they can be to your plants and property. So, what are the telltale signs that you have aphids in your garden? And, more importantly, how can you get rid of them?
Climbing plants. They’re probably all over your city, growing up brick walls, over wooden structures, and even up the sides of trees. In the spring and summer, climbing plants can quickly become the most eye-catching, useful plant in your landscape – if you know which ones to use and, more importantly, how to properly maintain them. Outdoor, Inspiration, Vines, Jardin, Climbing Plants
Climbing Plants | Our 5 Favourite Climbers, Creepers, and Vines
Climbing plants. They’re probably all over your city, growing up brick walls, over wooden structures, and even up the sides of trees. In the spring and summer, climbing plants can quickly become the most eye-catching, useful plant in your landscape – if you know which ones to use and, more importantly, how to properly maintain them.
Sustainable Landscaping: the eco-friendly trend is taking root. Where people once may have opted for expansive, resource-heavy, time-consuming garden-scapes, they are now actively seeking landscape designs that are ecologically responsible and sustainable, balancing minimum material input with maximum ecological results. Landscape Designs, Trending, Heavy, Friendly, Root, Blog
SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING | 11 IDEAS FOR ECO-FRIENDLY GARDENS
Sustainable Landscaping: the eco-friendly trend is taking root. Where people once may have opted for expansive, resource-heavy, time-consuming garden-scapes, they are now actively seeking landscape designs that are ecologically responsible and sustainable, balancing minimum material input with maximum ecological results.
Perennial. It’s a word that even the most amateur gardeners have heard over and over again. For the few who haven’t, however, perennials are all around you any time you step out the door. They beautify landscapes due to their sheer variety, adding thrilling new textures to gardens and landscapes. What some people may not realize, though, is that it’s quite easy to germinate and cultivate perennials yourself instead of buying them pre-grown. Nature, Gardens, Seedlings, Perennial, Growing, Variety
GERMINATING PERENNIAL SEEDS | 6 TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
Perennial. It’s a word that even the most amateur gardeners have heard over and over again. For the few who haven’t, however, perennials are all around you any time you step out the door. They beautify landscapes due to their sheer variety, adding thrilling new textures to gardens and landscapes. What some people may not realize, though, is that it’s quite easy to germinate and cultivate perennials yourself instead of buying them pre-grown.
Winterproofing Plants: Even though Vancouver winters are generally mild, we’ve been hit by a couple of nasty cold snaps in recent years during which life seems to grind to a slippery halt. When the snow starts to fall, most of us aren’t thinking about our gardens, but snow and cold can devastate your plants if they aren’t prepared for it. Mulching, Winters, Prune, Garden Plants, This Is Us
How to winterproof your garden plants
Winterproofing Plants: Even though Vancouver winters are generally mild, we’ve been hit by a couple of nasty cold snaps in recent years during which life seems to grind to a slippery halt. When the snow starts to fall, most of us aren’t thinking about our gardens, but snow and cold can devastate your plants if they aren’t prepared for it.
Is your strata, multi-family housing, appartement, condominium or townhome community starting the building remediation process? From a landscaper’s perspective, there are some key factors that must be checked off before your restoration project begins. We’ve put together a 6 step checklist for you to follow which we use every time we complete a client’s building remediation process. Perspective, Restoration, Building, Condominium, Factors, Process, Step Guide, Best Practice
BUILDING REMEDIATION BEST PRACTICES | 6 STEP GUIDE
Is your strata, multi-family housing, appartement, condominium or townhome community starting the building remediation process? From a landscaper’s perspective, there are some key factors that must be checked off before your restoration project begins. We’ve put together a 6 step checklist for you to follow which we use every time we complete a client’s building remediation process.