Category Archives: Gardening

The hassles, expense, and time commitment is too much. And the results weren’t that great anyway. Sound like your grass lawn experience? For lots of people, the dream of a beautiful lawn can turn into an ugly reality due to weeds, bugs, drought, and extreme heat. But If you are…

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​The traditional turf lawn has been a mainstay of landscaping for many years. But lawn alternatives are catching on; for their ease of maintenance, low water requirements, and pest resistance. Popularity of Lawn Alternatives Keeps Growing A well-manicured, traditional turf lawn is a wonderful thing to behold. But that beauty…

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English ivy, English holly, periwinkle, lamium, and daphne/spurge laurel are common plants in gardens and disturbed areas throughout the region. However, many people are surprised to learn that these plants are invasive, which means they can harm local ecosystems, human health, and the economy! Invasive plants are non-native plants that can…

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​Submitted By: Egan Davis, Principal Instructor (UBC Botanical Garden)   Spring is the busiest time of year for gardeners with a seemingly never-ending list of tasks. Is there ever enough time to get everything done? UBC Botanical Garden’s Egan Davis is here to help! Read his eco-friendly tips to save…

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Submitted By: Egan Davis, Principal Instructor (UBC Botanical Garden)   Weeding often seems like a never ending task, knowing that once it’s done, it is only a matter of time before the weeds grow back again. Not only is this annoying, but it is detrimental. Every time weeds are removed,…

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Submitted By: Egan Davis, Principal Instructor (UBC Botanical Garden)   Spring in Metro Vancouver is a special time of year. Starting in January, bulbs are beginning to flower, winter-flowering shrubs are smelling sweetly, and birds are actively preparing for their nesting season. This glorious emergence of life continues for months…

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Submitted By: Egan Davis, Principal Instructor (UBC Botanical Garden), with Matias Taylor, Marketing Assistant (UBC Botanical Garden)   Every year, fall rolls around with its brown-leaved, sweater-wearing familiarity, and, with it, gardening enthusiasts new and old prepare for a season of pruning, cleaning, and planting. Common wisdom often tells you…

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The Grow Green team (a collaboration between Metro Vancouver and UBC Botanical Garden) would like to let you know about some fresh new content that is headed your way in 2018 and tell you what we have been up to in 2017. ​​ Fresh Content! We are thrilled to announce…

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