Please eat the dandelions: 9 edible garden weeds : TreeHugger



Winter Savory a Four Season Herb and Possible Deer Repellent

a-winter savoury

This “semievergreen” hardy perennial can be harvested year round on Vancouver Island.
Not only is this plant deer resistant, but it is listed as an aromatic herb that Repels deer!
That’s quite a claim !

Check out what the Sonoma County Master Gardener’s have to say about discouraging deer using aromatic herbs at:

Weekend Read – Recipes, Limestone and PH Control, Fall Cuttings on Vancouver Island, and the Weather




October Storm over Vancouver Island

October Storm over Vancouver Island

Here is a review of interesting horticultural experiences and  news from the past week that I hope will enjoy !


I found this great site with Recipes that feature herbs  by the American Herb Society.


Soil Mixes for Plant Growing

For those of us inclined to a more scientific approach here is an extensive article on Peat Moss, Compost , Limestone and PH Control.


Fall Herb Propagation Tips for Vancouver Island

The September 1 – Nov 1 time frame is really good for perennial plant propagation by division and cuttings because:

a) Generally a less busy time of year for plant growing, compared to the “spring rush”.

b) Summer heat has passed , so less sun, heat and misting issues.

c) Plants started this time of year are bigger, better and ready earlier than plants propagated early spring.

d) If for some reason the fall cuttings don’t take, you get a second chance in the spring.

e) Additional bottom heat is always beneficial for cuttings, however this time of year there is a natural tendency for the soil to be warmer than the air.

And Finally the Weather !

We have been having quite a storm over the last 24 hours,  click here for an interesting real time update.