gardening

Langley Seedy Saturday is organized by Langley Environmental Partners Society. (LEPS)

Seeds planted for virtual gardening seminar and sale

Langley Environmental Partners Society to hold Seedy Saturday on March 20

Langley Seedy Saturday is organized by Langley Environmental Partners Society. (LEPS)
Jessica created a centrepiece out of clippings from the garden. (Pam Erikson/Special to Black Press Media)

LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Tips for dressing up the outdoors this winter

Deflect some of the more textured or colourful clippings into a planter and create a focal point

  • Dec 23, 2020
Jessica created a centrepiece out of clippings from the garden. (Pam Erikson/Special to Black Press Media)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Perfect time to plant a hedge, but in case there’s not consistent rain, remember to water. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Fall work ongoing in the garden

By Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times As the leaves come down…

  • Nov 8, 2020
Perfect time to plant a hedge, but in case there’s not consistent rain, remember to water. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
As fall arrives, and perennials in the garden die off and go to seed, now is the time to harvest some of those seeds for next year’s garden. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Langley environmentalists going to seed

Pre-registration required for workshop on Monday night

As fall arrives, and perennials in the garden die off and go to seed, now is the time to harvest some of those seeds for next year’s garden. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: What a great month for cleaning and planting

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: What a great month for cleaning and planting

Gardener Pam Erikson gets excited about fall cleanup time

  • Sep 14, 2020
LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: What a great month for cleaning and planting
LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Tiny hybrids can add stunning colour to the garden

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Tiny hybrids can add stunning colour to the garden

Dwarf lily varieties offer same great features of full-sized plants, including strong stocks

  • Jul 14, 2020
LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Tiny hybrids can add stunning colour to the garden
DIY backyard summer activities

DIY backyard summer activities

Summers in the Great White North are short but sweet. Make the…

  • Jun 15, 2020
DIY backyard summer activities
Gardeners, new and experienced, are flocking to the garden centres and nurseries this spring. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley garden shops buzzing

Younger people gravitating to gardening, anxious to grow veggies

Gardeners, new and experienced, are flocking to the garden centres and nurseries this spring. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Gardening can offer wonderful escape from the rest of life, as many are discovering or rediscovering during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: So many new gardeners – hopefully a new trend

COVID has suddenly brought gardening back into the limelight in 2020, beams one joyous gardener

  • May 9, 2020
Gardening can offer wonderful escape from the rest of life, as many are discovering or rediscovering during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Children marvel at the miracle of gardening, when they realize they can grow their own food – including but not limited to pumpkins. Look at the delight of this young Langley lad, when he found just the right pumpkin. (Langley Advance Times files)

GREEN THUMB: Prescribing a little gardening therapy

Langley garden expert encourages folks to get out in the garden for a little calm in a chaotic time

  • Mar 19, 2020
Children marvel at the miracle of gardening, when they realize they can grow their own food – including but not limited to pumpkins. Look at the delight of this young Langley lad, when he found just the right pumpkin. (Langley Advance Times files)
Seedy Saturday (March 7th) at Derek Doubleday Arboretum in Langley was an opportunity for gardeners to congregate, swap seeds and get tips from experts. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Gardeners turn out for Seedy Saturday

Annual event held at Derek Doubleday Arboretum

Seedy Saturday (March 7th) at Derek Doubleday Arboretum in Langley was an opportunity for gardeners to congregate, swap seeds and get tips from experts. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
Matt Palmer did some significant work on the Erikson gardens, as apparent by the before and after mulching pictures. (Pam Erikson/Special to Black Press Media)

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Anxious to get ready for spring

Columnist Pam Erikson invites gardening questions via editor@langleyadvancetimes.com

Matt Palmer did some significant work on the Erikson gardens, as apparent by the before and after mulching pictures. (Pam Erikson/Special to Black Press Media)
Daylily garden opens gates to public for Langley visit

Daylily garden opens gates to public for Langley visit

The annual event benefits several local charities

Daylily garden opens gates to public for Langley visit
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Buying business included a steep learning curve for owner Robin Knox

  • Jun 24, 2019
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre