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Condo Smarts: Strata can enter unit for repairs with proper notice

Condo Smarts: Strata can enter unit for repairs with proper notice

If you cannot gain access, speak to your lawyers as it may require a court order to resolve the issue
Helen Chesnut: Moisture, warming temperature bring boom in growth

Helen Chesnut: Moisture, warming temperature bring boom in growth

What a welcome change from last year, when berries baked and shrivelled in the hot early summer sun.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: No need to prune small-growing patio tomatoes

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: No need to prune small-growing patio tomatoes

Small-growing patio tomato plants do well without pruning. It鈥檚 fine to leave them to grow as bushes.
Don't work in bed, and other tips for creating a peaceful sleep zone in a studio apartment

Don't work in bed, and other tips for creating a peaceful sleep zone in a studio apartment

There's a lot to be said for the work/play energy of a nice studio or other small apartment during the day.
A sweet, native and nutritious snack from the garden? Look no further than blueberries

A sweet, native and nutritious snack from the garden? Look no further than blueberries

New plants can take up to five years to produce a good crop, so manage your expectations while giving them the best care.
Condo Smarts: Lighting upgrades can reduce electrical demand

Condo Smarts: Lighting upgrades can reduce electrical demand

A conversion to LED throughout the building has substantial benefits and a short cost recovery
House Beautiful: For the love of wood and nature

House Beautiful: For the love of wood and nature

A couple in their 80s downsized to a timber-frame home they built on an upsized 10.5 acres in Central Saanich.
Helen Chesnut: Deutzia scabra creates impressive display

Helen Chesnut: Deutzia scabra creates impressive display

Deutzia scabra and its double-flowered form 鈥楩lore Pleno鈥 can grow tall, to a majestic size.
Helen Chesnut: How to avoid 'the elevator look' for heuchera

Helen Chesnut: How to avoid 'the elevator look' for heuchera

Many heucheras have the habit of rising, with the years, well above ground level.
Helen Chesnut: Garden strawberries make a cheesecake delight

Helen Chesnut: Garden strawberries make a cheesecake delight

It sounds awfully fancy, but it鈥檚 really quite simple