Mike Lascelle

The joy of winter camellias

Evergreen flowering shrubs known as winter camellias that provide a consistent flower display from late September through to January

Going over winter garden checklist

Doesn't want to bring up the topic but it's getting to be that time

Les couleurs du Quebec are not fading

Columnist goes back to his roots in what used to be Nouvelle France

Help growing your own mushrooms

Blocks can also be grown outdoors in cool damp weather, but they will need some protection from direct sunlight and slugs.

So just what’s bugging you?

A column by Mike Lascelle, a nursery manager in Pitt Meadows and gardening author

Coreopsis, perfect garden filler

A column by Mike Lascelle, who is a nursery manager in Pitt Meadows and a gardening author

The biggest grow op in Pitt Meadows

A column by Mike Lascelle, who is a nursery manager in Pitt Meadows and gardening author

Gardening: Clematis … KLEM-uh-tis … kle-MAT-tis

Few things in gardening are as controversial as to how to properly pronounce clematis.

Gardening: No, I didn’t forget the basil

Ancient Romans knew it as Basiliscus and consumed it on a daily basis to keep themselves safe from the fire-breathing dragon, or Basilisk.

Sage advice: don’t smoke the parsley

Herbs have been enjoying a bit of renaissance of late, with the ‘grow your own edibles’ trend in full swing.

The fuchsia that wouldn’t die

A column by Mike Lascelle who is nursery manager in Pitt Meadows and a gardening author

Introducing the grafted tomato

The humble tomato plant, has changed very little over the years, except for a little selective breeding.

Camellias and a local cup of tea

Mike Lascelle is a nursery manager in Pitt Meadows and a gardening author

The beauty in our own backyards

Some people are under the mistaken impression that indigenous plants are somehow lacklustre.

The importance of being dirt(y)

Arable dirt increasingly valuable as only 11 per cent of earth can grow stuff, food prices rising – why not grow your own

Getting back to basics on pruning

A column by nursery manager and gardening author Mike Lascelle

The three flowers of Jeanne Berat

Hydrangea could have been named after first French woman who circumnavigated the world

Back after 16 days in the land of Oz

A column by Mike Lascelle, a nursery manager and gardening author

New plants for the end of the world

A few shrubs, vines, fruit trees, perennials and summer flowers for you to consider:

Bright winter colours serve up cheer

A gardening column by nursery manager and author Mike Lascelle