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Resilient Gardens 2017 - Now in Stock
category: Articles and Instructions category: Garden Resources category: Organic Growing garden-wisdom staff-review
It's always news when a new book comes out by BC gardening icon Linda Gilkeson, Ph.D. This is no exception. In a follow up to her (frankly incredible) book Resilient Gardens 2016, Gilkeson describes in great detail the keys to establishing pollinator gardens, how to identify and treat garlic diseases, and an update to the pest insect information found in last year's book. Resilient Gardens 2017 will be mandatory reading for master gardeners in coastal BC, in the US Pacific Northwest, and beyond. As always, Linda's observations overflow with insights into gardening trends and the effects of our changing environment....
Deer Resistant Plants
category: Articles and Instructions category: Garden Resources category: Insects Pests and Diseases flowers garden-wisdom
Grazing deer can be a major nuisance for gardeners in Coastal BC, on the Gulf Islands, and in the Interior portions of the province. Vegetable gardens, full of tender greens and food, should be protected with sturdy fences, tall enough so that deer cannot leap over. Other garden areas, though, can be planted with a variety of flowers and herbs that either repel deer or produce odours or chemicals that offend their palates. Below is a brief list of the varieties we carry at West Coast Seeds, but there are others. We will be expanding our selection of deer resistant...