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In The Garden

Last night, the man in the house remarked that it is getting darker. You’ve noticed that, right? Well, so have our plants. At least plants don’t suffer seasonal affective disorder ... or … more

In the Garden – July 2021

Damn deer! Blasted squirrels! Nefarious voles! Sometimes gardening is a battle. Who’s your most infuriating nemesis? In my previous garden, the main mammalian culprit was the two-legged … more

In The Garden – May 2021

I want to welcome those new to gardening in Point Roberts. You aren’t necessarily new here, but might have taken up gardening during pandemic restrictions. No matter how you got to this point, … more

In The Garden

Are you eager to start your outdoor seeds and plantings? Many like broad beans, calendula and cilantro can go in the ground right now, provided that the soil temperature is at least 50°F. (Did I … more

In The Garden

The gardening year 2021 is going to be different from previous years by virtue of following 2020. When lockdowns started, many people wary of supply chain disruptions and brick-and-mortar shopping … more

In the Garden – November

The garden column on the role of soil texture in growing healthy plants generated some interest, which leads me to a good holiday gift suggestion for gardeners. In fact, it’s a gift that can be … more

In the Garden – September

Soil is something that crop farmers think about naturally, yet baffles some gardeners. The baffling aspect has to do with the complexity of soil, which is truly amazing. Healthy soil is richly … more

In the garden– July

Ah, mid-to-late summer marks the time that all the hard work in spring and early summer pays off. The flush of spring color might have faded, but July and August are the months when many annuals and … more

In the garden – March

By Tim Trudel With spring just around the corner, a lot of us are looking forward to new plants popping up with blooms. The 150,000 bees that have overwintered in my garden hives are also … more

In the Garden – January

By Rhiannon Allen Dear Santa, I apologize for the lateness of this letter and hope that you have enough time to put something garden-themed under the tree. I was so busy finishing all … more

In the Garden – November

By Rhiannon Allen While non-gardeners often assume that summer is the busiest gardening season, experienced gardeners know that this is not strictly true. Autumn can be a busy time, with most … more

In the garden – September

By Rhiannon Allen I have been spending a lot of time this year visiting people in their gardens, and am struck with how varied their attitudes are towards their gardens. Some gardeners are … more

In the garden – July, 2019

Now that another growing season is upon us, I look at my Point Roberts garden over a decade since I started it, and I am struck by how some plants are now gone while others survive and … more

In the Garden – May

By Scott Hackleman Turning Tyee Drive into a Pollinator Corridor Point Roberts has been called many things, such as a gated community or an island with water on three sides and a … more

In the Garden: November 2018

By Rhiannon Allen People who aren’t gardeners might think that summer is the busiest time of year in the garden. In my opinion, they are mistaken. Temperate climate gardening … more

In The Garden: September 2018

By Rhiannon Allen Have you read “Tree: A Life Story?” by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady? If not, this prize-winning book is available through our library, and Greystone Books has just … more

In The Garden : August 2018

By Peg Keenleyside Some 30 odd years ago I visited a garden in England called Sissinghurst Castle Garden which had been bought in the 1930s by the then famous writer and socially risqué,Vita … more

Garden Tour 2018

[slideshow_deploy id='13683']   Garden 1: Bobbie & Daryl Marquette Garden 2: Lucy and Dick Williams Garden 3: Jessica … more

In the Garden: July 2018

By Rhiannon Allen Last month, I wrote about how different Point Roberts gardeners create wonderful gardens based on the front yard/back yard property layout. While that layout is typical of … more

In the Garden: June 2018

By Rhiannon Allen Point Roberts gardens vary dramatically in their configuration and size. However, a common design here on the Point and throughout North America is what I call the ‘front … more
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