gardening

Landscaper Marten Koops has put in thousands of volunteer hours over the last 22 years towards keeping the gardens beautiful at the North Okanagan Hospice Society. (Marg McCoy photo)

Hospice harvests Vernon landscaper’s green thumb for over 20 years

Society grateful for many volunteers, and donors ahead of first drive-thru fundraiser

 

Debbie and her puppy, Kismet at the Kelowna Rail Trail homeless encampment (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Beautifying tent city: Resident providing fresh food through community garden

The garden’s harvest includes zucchini, kale, tomatoes, strawberries and cauliflower

 

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin. (USDA Agricultural Research Service via AP)

How to take your garden and yard back from the mosquitoes

Eliminating these biting pests from your yard will not adversely affect the ecosystem

 

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Heat wave puts water restrictions on tap for Okanagan community

Stress on water systems forces stage 2 restrictions, no sprinklers or irrigation

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
Flowers

Slow flowers

Growing sustainability in the floral industry

  • Mar 14, 2022
Flowers
The Downtown Community Garden is host to the Local Food Initiative’s Little Sprouts program. (Contributed)

Many hands make light work at Revelstoke community garden

Little Sprouts program produces 96 kg of produce for Food Recovery Program

  • Oct 25, 2021
The Downtown Community Garden is host to the Local Food Initiative’s Little Sprouts program. (Contributed)
Murray Wallach plants sunflowers along Catherwood Rd., much to the joy of his neighbours. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Sunshine on a cloudy day: Revelstoke man shows off his fully grown sunflowers

Murray Wallach has been growing sunflowers for 5 years

Murray Wallach plants sunflowers along Catherwood Rd., much to the joy of his neighbours. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Butchart Gardens - Handout

Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021
Butchart Gardens - Handout
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold its spring plant sale online. The sale begins May 1. (Contributed)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold online plant sale

Variety of plants available through fundraising event

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold its spring plant sale online. The sale begins May 1. (Contributed)
A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)

B.C.’s wild bees need messy gardens to survive

The year-long nesting period makes habitat a primary concern for wild bees

A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)
B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID

No, bees aren’t getting COVID, it’s the supply chain that’s been disrupted

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Saba El-Hilo planted a garden for the first time this spring. Her tomato plants grew exponentially. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Calling all gardeners: Food security coordinator launches survey

The 45 question survey is looking at gardening needs and successes

Saba El-Hilo planted a garden for the first time this spring. Her tomato plants grew exponentially. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Spallumcheen's Lloyd Main stands behind his record-breaking 1,000 pound pumpkin at the weigh-in of the annual Pumpkin Growing contest, part of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber Photo)

1,000 lb pumpkin tips North Okanagan scale

Spallumcheen’s Lloyd and Erma Main finish one-two with a pair of gourds totalling almost a ton

Spallumcheen's Lloyd Main stands behind his record-breaking 1,000 pound pumpkin at the weigh-in of the annual Pumpkin Growing contest, part of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber Photo)
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens is holding a virtual fall plant sale this year (Photo courtesy of Summerland Ornamental Gardens via Instagram)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold plant sale

Online sale runs Sept. 9 to 19 with wide variety of plants available

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens is holding a virtual fall plant sale this year (Photo courtesy of Summerland Ornamental Gardens via Instagram)
Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shortage of canning supplies in Shuswap and beyond a side effect of COVID-19

Stores across North America have run out of canning jars and lids

Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Saba El-Hilo constructed a bear and deer-proof garden in her backyard int he Southside area. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Over 100 new gardens: Looking back at a season of growing in Revelstoke

Three gardeners share their from-the-dirt experiences

Saba El-Hilo constructed a bear and deer-proof garden in her backyard int he Southside area. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Last year’s Revelstoke Garden Art Tour. This year, there will be no art. (Submitted)

Local Food Initiative wants public feedback for possible Garden Tour

Survey suggests some people are concerned about the RCMP, after last year’s tour

Last year’s Revelstoke Garden Art Tour. This year, there will be no art. (Submitted)
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens have been closed to the public since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reopening date has not yet been determined. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens remain closed

Staff and volunteers continue to weed and maintain plants

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens have been closed to the public since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reopening date has not yet been determined. (Summerland Review file photo)
Me in an alpine meadow, checking out paint brushes. (Photo by Jesse Archer)

Liam’s Lowdown: Making my garden grow

I have no idea how to grow carrots or look after peas But, I’m trying nonetheless

Me in an alpine meadow, checking out paint brushes. (Photo by Jesse Archer)