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Seasonal gardening checklist ahead of cooler temperatures

A regular report from Communities In Bloom

  • Aug 21, 2022

 

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

 

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Putting crushed eggshells to good use

A regular report from Communities in Bloom

  • Jul 30, 2022

 

Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag project is shown under the sun at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven hopes to move all or part of the flag to Butchart Gardens or a location in Langford and has also sent an original song of his to a national TV channel in Ukraine. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Vancouver Island man keeps flower flag alive with message for Ukraine

Greater Victoria resident Sahasi Erven looks to give garden new life

Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag project is shown under the sun at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven hopes to move all or part of the flag to Butchart Gardens or a location in Langford and has also sent an original song of his to a national TV channel in Ukraine. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
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Replacing plants driven over on roundabout heartbreaking

More cautious driving urged by Communities In Bloom

  • Jul 2, 2022
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Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Government House gardens recognized in national list

Listed as one of the 100 Garden Moments in Canada as part of celebrations for the Year of the Garden

Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Results will be spectacular despite late planting and blooming

Henry Road traffic circle planting planned for June 3

  • May 27, 2022
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Russell Nursery in North Saanich is celebrating its 30th year in business. Co-owner Laurel Rassenti is preparing for blossoming gardeners when the weather gets a little warmer. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Weather slows early Vancouver Island gardening season but boom expected

Warmer weather will bring the green thumbs out of hibernation, businesses predict

Russell Nursery in North Saanich is celebrating its 30th year in business. Co-owner Laurel Rassenti is preparing for blossoming gardeners when the weather gets a little warmer. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
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Flea beetles won’t rock your world

A Regular Report from Chemainus Communities in Bloom

  • Apr 29, 2022
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Digging it for spring should be completed by the end of April

Communities In Bloom gearing up for traffic circle decorating

  • Apr 1, 2022
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Flowers

Slow flowers

Growing sustainability in the floral industry

  • Mar 14, 2022
Flowers
The Saltair Seedy Sunday event at the Saltair Community Centre was the best yet. (Photo by Jackie Rieck)

Saltair Seedy Sunday growing on residents

Large turnout for event at the Saltair Community Centre

  • Mar 8, 2022
The Saltair Seedy Sunday event at the Saltair Community Centre was the best yet. (Photo by Jackie Rieck)
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Daffodils the pick of the month

Chemainus Communities In Bloom monthly column

  • Feb 27, 2022
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Love for seasonal gardening tasks always apparent in February

A regular report from Communities In Bloom

  • Jan 28, 2022
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John Silins, Diana Hardacker and Adrienne Brown at the 2020 Saltair Seedy Sunday, representing Chemainus Climate Solutions. “We will have a table at the March Seedy Sunday,” noted Silins. The display will be co-sponsored by Chemainus Climate Solutions and Saltair District Ratepayers Association. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair Seedy Sunday sets sights on spring

Interested vendors need to reserve now for March 6 event

John Silins, Diana Hardacker and Adrienne Brown at the 2020 Saltair Seedy Sunday, representing Chemainus Climate Solutions. “We will have a table at the March Seedy Sunday,” noted Silins. The display will be co-sponsored by Chemainus Climate Solutions and Saltair District Ratepayers Association. (File photo by Don Bodger)
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Take the Communities In Bloom Christmas quiz

Test out your gardening expertise and compare the results with friends

  • Dec 17, 2021
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Jenn Peachey, left, and Nuria Sanchez have been actively involved in the formation of Food First Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Grass roots group with ideas and energy reaches out

Community herb garden in the works for Food First Chemainus

Jenn Peachey, left, and Nuria Sanchez have been actively involved in the formation of Food First Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Clippings from holly and evergreens good for wreaths

A regular report from Communities in Bloom

  • Nov 27, 2021
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The Sandpiper Gardens & Glass entry is looking more like a home entrance again. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sandpiper gardens reverting back to a household garden

Borges keeping the glass section of the business going

The Sandpiper Gardens & Glass entry is looking more like a home entrance again. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Great work of Chemainus Communities in Bloom makes a huge difference to the beautification of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Volunteers clean up traffic circles for bulb planting

See our checklist for the many seasonal chores to be done

  • Oct 29, 2021
Great work of Chemainus Communities in Bloom makes a huge difference to the beautification of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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