Irises – the best loved perennial

” Plant expert Allan Armitage writes: ‘If an award were presented to most popular perennial with too many choices, the bearded iris would be the winner.’ ”

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Seedy Saturday February 21st

Seedy Saturday, Victoria. February 21st. 10 am to 4 pm. Victoria Conference Centre. This is Victoria’s annual community seed and garden show with commerce, education, and networking opportunities for every gardening enthusiast.

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Best Heirloom Tomatoes

What a fabulous year for tomatoes! This year, the staff at Dig This Oak Bay grew 27 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Here are our favourites.

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Wonderful Videos of Hummingbirds

CBC listeners may have heard the fascinating interview with Eric Pitman, local hummingbird videographer extraordinaire. His website has some of the best high definition photos and videos on the web.

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Time to Plant Your Winter Garden

If you want to be able to pick lettuce, kale and other greens, broccoli florets and cabbages, and dig up beets, scallions or carrots in December and January, you have to plan now.

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How Do I Sharpen My Pruners

We are often asked: How do I sharpen my pruners?

We recommend you get your cutting tools sharpened professionally every winter so they are ready for the start of the gardening season early the following year.

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