Christin Geall

In good hands

A good gardener is hard to find

How to tackle all the work there is to do in the garden

In good hands
A Spry-inspired arrangement of strawberries

Constance Spry and the crafting of happiness

Constance Spry broke more rules than she created and her lush, loose aesthetic still influences contemporary florists today

A Spry-inspired arrangement of strawberries

CULTIVATED: On keeping a notebook for the garden

Christin Geall teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Victoria and is an avid Oak Bay gardener.

Planning and preparing now can help yield an abundant winter salad garden.

No rest for the weary

Planning a feast: Winter gardening on the West Coast

Planning and preparing now can help yield an abundant winter salad garden.
When it comes to gardening

Garden from your heart

When it comes to gardening, it’s best to play to one’s passions.

When it comes to gardening
The perennial Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis russeliana) is both deer-proof and adapted to drought.

Finding plants to withstand drought

Visit the Oak Bay Native Plant Garden this week to see two beautiful drought-tolerant shrubs

The perennial Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis russeliana) is both deer-proof and adapted to drought.
Ants eat sugars secreted from the extra-floral nectaries on peonies. Shake your blossoms before bringing them inside

How to get a green thumb

Chances are we know more about our respective gardens than we care to admit

Ants eat sugars secreted from the extra-floral nectaries on peonies. Shake your blossoms before bringing them inside
Pictured clockwise from top left: Lancress

Plant dahlias now for summer bouquets

Dahlias are a good choice for planters, but keep them moist and well-fed

Pictured clockwise from top left: Lancress
Consider leaf shape and colour

Saying no to colourful characters

Columnist suggests gardeners focus not on flowers, but foliage

Consider leaf shape and colour
Some plants require an early start to flower in one season

Don’t be startled by sudden start to seeding season

Garden columnists offers a few pointers to get the most out of your budding plants

Some plants require an early start to flower in one season

Down the Garden Path

Garden columnist finds new joy in the books of Beverley Nichols

Hellebores are a large group of winter-flowering perennials.

Harvesting hellebores

Plant’s beautiful flowers are worth the effort they require

Hellebores are a large group of winter-flowering perennials.