This past Sunday and Monday we had the excitement of observing both a rare thunderstorm and the measures taken to fight the resulting wildfires.
This year is shaping up to be a lot wetter than the last five, which is great for gardeners.
Will the provincial government act on the recommendations in the new Watershed Watch report for BC?
Lately I’ve been wondering if gardening is a frivolous activity.
Last week I wrote about drought in the Cowichan Valley. This week that drought has hit home. We live in a rural area, which means … Read more
Water levels in Cowichan Lake and the Cowichan River are at record lows. What does this mean for our summer?
Water levels are low in the Cowichan River this spring. Snowmelt may help, but will it be enough? This past week, officials notified Cowichan Valley … Read more
A gorgeous chrysanthemum in our perennial garden.
Fall is coming. The geese form wiggly skeins of pointed v’s, honking over the sound of their rustling feathers as they fly low over our … Read more
Spring seems as though it’s halfway here, but it can’t make up its mind. The daffodils are starting to sprout, as is the garlic. The … Read more