Butterfly Gardening

Note: This article was originally pubished in Mountain Neighbours Magazine – July 2016 issue

A well planned garden will not only come alive with beautiful plants and flowers, but also serves to provide a habitat for songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies if the right conditions are created. Continue Reading →

Sweet Mint Iced Tea

6 stems and leaves of mint (8″ long-any variety you prefer-my family likes apple mint)
4 stems and leaves of stevia (4″ long)
2 quarts of water

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Remove from heat. Add mint and stevia and leave to cool to room temperature.
Remove herbs. Pour into a glass container and chill in the fridge.
To serve, pour over several ice cubes in each glass.

For a fun and classy twist, add tiny leaves of mint to your ice cubes before you freeze them or add a few leaves to each glass when serving!

Stress Free Landscaping

Stress Free Landscaping

I’m going to share a secret with you. The key to a beautiful garden is in the soil. If you want happy, healthy plants you must have healthy soil. Healthy plants be more vigorous and will produce more fruit and flowers. They will also be more resistant to diseases and insects, so you will have more time to enjoy your garden and spend less time correcting problems. Continue Reading →

Goji Berries

Goji berries are also known as wolfberries and are sometimes called ‘Tibetan Super-food’. They have a very high nutrient value that includes vitamins C and E and are loaded with anti-oxidants, iron, zinc and selenium.
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Figs

Delicious edible figs can be grown in the Fraser Valley providing that they are planted in a suitable spot. They require full sun and very good drainage and should be situated so that they will be protected from north and east winds in the winter. Continue Reading →

Tomato Tips

Tomatoes are a delicious addition to any garden and with the right care a single tomato plant can provide many pounds of tasty fruit.

Follow our tips below to give your plants the care they need for healthy plants and nutritious fruit!

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Basil

Basil is often called the “King of Herbs”. It is widely used around the world, particularly in Italian and Asian cuisine. Basil will quickly lose its flavour when cooked so add basil to your dish at the very end.

Below we have provided an incredibly easy and very tasty recipe that uses basil.

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