gardening

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin. (USDA Agricultural Research Service via AP)

How to take your garden and yard back from the mosquitoes

Eliminating these biting pests from your yard will not adversely affect the ecosystem

 

The new garden at the Potato House in Williams Lake has some produce ready for the community. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Potato House Sustainability Community Society veggie garden thriving

Anyone interested in getting some vegetables is asked to contact the Potato House

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

Hal Giles played some tunes for the garden tourists visiting his yard on July 9. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Garden Club’s 2022 Garden and Arts Tour terrific

An amazing display of foliage, flowers, art and music provided inspiration and motivation

 

The Williams Lake Garden Club is hosting a garden and art tour July 9. (Erica MacNab photo)

Garden and arts tour coming up July 9 in Williams Lake

Whether you are a seasoned or beginning gardener, or if you just…

  • Jun 29, 2022
The Williams Lake Garden Club is hosting a garden and art tour July 9. (Erica MacNab photo)
Attendees of the monthly Williams Lake Garden Club meeting on May 5 could enter their names for a draw for some prizes, including a bouquet of fresh tulips. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

The Williams Lake Garden Club was delighted by talk of dahlias

The club’s monthly meeting hosted guest gardeners on the topic of how to grow dahlias

Attendees of the monthly Williams Lake Garden Club meeting on May 5 could enter their names for a draw for some prizes, including a bouquet of fresh tulips. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The property of retired primary teacher Susan Graves was one of eight featured in a previous Williams Lake Garden Club Tour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Garden Club is buzzing again as in-person meetings resume

Speaker topics include bees, greenhouses, dahlias…

The property of retired primary teacher Susan Graves was one of eight featured in a previous Williams Lake Garden Club Tour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Flowers

Slow flowers

Growing sustainability in the floral industry

  • Mar 14, 2022
Flowers
The Central Cariboo Community Food Hub Project was doing a small healthy frozen meal prep pilot to donate to local charities recently. The locally-produced frozen meals would be another way to improve food security in the region for more vulnerable members of the community. (Brianna van de Wijngaard photo)

Central Cariboo Community Food Hub Project reaching out to growers

Williams Lake Social Planning Council continues to work on food security for the vulnerable

The Central Cariboo Community Food Hub Project was doing a small healthy frozen meal prep pilot to donate to local charities recently. The locally-produced frozen meals would be another way to improve food security in the region for more vulnerable members of the community. (Brianna van de Wijngaard photo)
Brianna van Wijngaard uses a broadfork to till the soil at her Puddle Produce Farm above the old Soda Creek townsite. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2021: Producing food

Brianna van de Wijngaard’s discovery she enjoys market gardening is a benefit for many

Brianna van Wijngaard uses a broadfork to till the soil at her Puddle Produce Farm above the old Soda Creek townsite. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Butchart Gardens - Handout

Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021
Butchart Gardens - Handout
The annual Seedy Saturday is coming up this Saturday, May 1 in Williams Lake. (Black Press Media photo)

Seedy Saturday set for May 1 beside Kiwanis Park

“We are very optimistic, and we just hope the weather holds out.”

The annual Seedy Saturday is coming up this Saturday, May 1 in Williams Lake. (Black Press Media photo)
A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)

B.C.’s wild bees need messy gardens to survive

The year-long nesting period makes habitat a primary concern for wild bees

A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)
B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID

No, bees aren’t getting COVID, it’s the supply chain that’s been disrupted

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Bradley Johnson (left), Bert Samson, Joyce Harry and Tyrece Harry of Petak Produce recently attended a recent Williams Lake Farmers Market to sell petak — Shuswap for potato. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

A labour of love: Petak Produce continues growing despite challenges

From wildfires, floods and COVID-19, little has stopped the First Nations owned garden

Bradley Johnson (left), Bert Samson, Joyce Harry and Tyrece Harry of Petak Produce recently attended a recent Williams Lake Farmers Market to sell petak — Shuswap for potato. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Jean Atkinson from Richbar nursery Golf and Gardens writes about how to attract important pollinators to your garden. (Richbar Nursery Golf and Gardens Facebook photo)

Lawn and Garden: Attracting pollinators to your garden

Jean Atkinson of Richbar Golf and Gardens shares tips to make your garden pollinator-friendly

  • May 23, 2020
Jean Atkinson from Richbar nursery Golf and Gardens writes about how to attract important pollinators to your garden. (Richbar Nursery Golf and Gardens Facebook photo)
Members of the ?Esdilagh First Nation were out on the land planting potatoes on May 4. (?Esdilagh First Nation photo)

Growing community: ?Esdilagh First Nation plants potatoes for members

Band Councillor Chad Stump encourages everyone to get healthy by planting their own vegetable garden

Members of the ?Esdilagh First Nation were out on the land planting potatoes on May 4. (?Esdilagh First Nation photo)
David and Laura Liang of the People Power Society for Healthy Communities farm. David says it’s important to start planting now, even if it’s in indoor planters, to properly begin your garden. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo gardening tips to get the season started

‘I’m encouraging everyone to start a garden this year’

David and Laura Liang of the People Power Society for Healthy Communities farm. David says it’s important to start planting now, even if it’s in indoor planters, to properly begin your garden. (Submitted photo)
The Williams Lake Garden Club’s first meeting is on Thursday, March 5 this year. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Garden Club ready for a new year of opportunity

The Williams Lake Garden Club is ready to plant the seeds for another successful season

The Williams Lake Garden Club’s first meeting is on Thursday, March 5 this year. (Photo submitted)
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