Commentaries

September 2006 - Pesticides--what are you using these days?

April 2006 - Landscape architects and designers--are they friends or foe of garden centres and nurseries?

December 2005 - Nursery growers and the garden centre community should be supporting an alternate approach to Sudden Oak Death!

September 2005 - Other cities are presently considering outdoor flower and garden shows; Victoria, the City of Gardens, al-ready had one!

August 2005 - Still more competition; and a new top quality liquid fertilizer!

December 2004 - After 60 years in the garden centre business, what is the best blue in herbaceous perennials, Keith Squires?

September  2004 - SOD and the costs to garden centres and nurseries--is it all for naught?

June  2004 - Is this the final demise of White Rose Nurseries?

January 2004 - Who Can Help Royal Botanical Gardens?

November 2003 - Canadian Certified Horticultural Technician

February 2003 - Think About Planting Winter-Interest Plants

October 2002 - I Am Now Using Organic Fertilizers, Are You? A New Line is Coming!

August 2002 - More on the Plant Hardiness Zone Map!   

June 2002 - A Really Late Spring, White Rose, and Canada Blooms--Will it Ever be World Class?   

May 2002 - What’s All This About Chemical Nitrogen Leaching Into Groundwater From Lawn Fertilizers?   

December, 2001 - Roses And Rosarians I Have Known   

October 11, 2001 - Taking Plant Hardiness, and What Will Grow Where, One Large Step Into The 21St Century   

July 10, 2001 - A New Plant Hardiness Zone Map - and the Controversy Has Only Just Begun!   

June 10, 2001 - Are You Too Concerned About The Number Of New Varieties That Don’t Perform Well?   

June 2001 - On The Proposed (And Actual) Banning Of Purple Loosestrife!   

May 2001 - How to protect against apple maggots without spraying!   

April 2001 - Spring is coming, bone meal advocates will be out in full force--but don’t be fooled!   

Sept, 2000 - 2,4-D - A Standing Committee Of The House Of Commons Recommends The Banning Of Pesticides Used For Cosmetic Purposes!   

April, 2000 - For almost 40 years we’ve been denied the use of the beautiful barberry shrubs!

October, 1999 - Regardless of what the tag says, plant the bump on the stem of rose bushes at least 5 cm below the soil surface! 

May, 1999 - What's a gardener to do--there's so much misinformation out there!

April, 1999 - Xeriscape is currently one of the “in” forms of gardening! It ought to be “out!”

March, 1999 - Is it yeah or nay to pesticides, and natural vs. synthetic.