Deer Gardener

Deer Gardener: Tips for gardeners as we head into the dry season

Deer Gardener: Tips for gardeners as we head into the dry season

Grass clippings provide excellent mulch

  • May 31, 2019

 

Hippeastrum blossoms. (Glenn E Wilson/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Bracing for Christmas blooms

By Elaine Nyeholt Last week I had three people contact me for…

  • Nov 23, 2018

 

Thick-stemmed “King Alfred” daffodils are well suited for windy Haida Gwaii. (InAweofGod’sCreation/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Bulbs go boldly into winter

By Elaine Nyeholt Bulb time! I love bulbs. I think of each…

  • Nov 3, 2018

 

Orange poppies are most bee-coming. (Nikk/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Keeping the bloom on the rose

By Elaine Nyeholt Something new is good because it keeps us from…

  • Jul 6, 2018
Orange poppies are most bee-coming. (Nikk/Flickr)
Deer Gardener: Beans, bees, and Slug-Be-Gone

Deer Gardener: Beans, bees, and Slug-Be-Gone

By Elaine Nyeholt When June settles into its better-behaved self, it really…

  • Jun 12, 2018
Deer Gardener: Beans, bees, and Slug-Be-Gone
A young Cabbage Looper where it most loves to be: on a tomato. (John Tann/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Dreamin’ season and the dread Cabbage Looper

Phenology: “The study of the timing of biological events and their relationships…

  • Apr 20, 2018
A young Cabbage Looper where it most loves to be: on a tomato. (John Tann/Flickr)
A yellow dahlia. (Susanne Nilsson/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Deer-resistant plants for a fence-free garden

By Elaine Nyeholt Seedy Saturday is March 10 at the Port Clements…

  • Mar 2, 2018
A yellow dahlia. (Susanne Nilsson/Flickr)
Black Hellebore is a lot less sinister than its name implies. (Amanda Slater/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Early blooms are pretty, but risk a cold snap

By Elaine Nyeholt Last year’s amaryllis is blooming beautifully. It has only…

  • Jan 26, 2018
Black Hellebore is a lot less sinister than its name implies. (Amanda Slater/Flickr)
Aphids were notably annoying in 2017. (Ryan Hodnett/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Taking stock of a challenging garden year

By Elaine Nyeholt The folks who love winter are in their element,…

  • Jan 2, 2018
Aphids were notably annoying in 2017. (Ryan Hodnett/Flickr)
A bee dives into a cucumber blossom. (F_A/Flickr)

Deer Gardener: Don’t laugh, milking cukes makes them sweeter

By Elaine Nyeholt Cucumbers were the best thing growing in my greenhouse…

  • Sep 11, 2017
A bee dives into a cucumber blossom. (F_A/Flickr)
A boletus mushroom — they’re out there! (Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park)

Deer Gardener: Fall Fair flowers and mushrooms, too

“It’s about display, not necessarily points, although they have some really nice prizes.”

  • Aug 4, 2017
A boletus mushroom — they’re out there! (Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park)
A single rhododendron bloom shows its colours in Port Clements on Saturday, May 13. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Deer Gardener: May gives islanders growers a real boost in morels

“Everything is a bit behind times. By the time you read this, it will be all better!”

  • May 18, 2017
A single rhododendron bloom shows its colours in Port Clements on Saturday, May 13. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)