gardening

Intergenerational Garden coordinator Makenna Patrick accepts a cheque for $5,000 from Envision Financial Ridge Meadows branch manager Sherri Tongue. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge teaching garden is funded for another year with generous donation

Envision Financial Ridge Meadow branch donated $5,000 to help garden

 

The garden centre owners encourage residents to explore ways to conserve water when gardening. (Sara Williams/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge farm owners share tips to help gardens survive extreme heat

Best way to get into gardening is to go out and get your hands dirty, says the couple

 

Maple Ridge's Randy Phillips shared this picture of the community Garden on Edge Street, which he took on Canada Day. "Grateful to be Canadian and live here, with all the good people of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows," he said, "wishing you much peace, love, laughter, faith." (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 5, 2021

 

Digging up an overgrown bamboo patch is no easy feat. (Special to The News)

Beware letting bamboo be

Seasoned Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows landscaper warns would be planters about invasive species

Digging up an overgrown bamboo patch is no easy feat. (Special to The News)
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)
Elena Erokhina and Mike Mercier won for best back yard garden in 2018. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge city committee runs food garden contest

Good Friday kicks off annual gardening contest

Elena Erokhina and Mike Mercier won for best back yard garden in 2018. (Contributed)
Makenna Patrick is the new coordinator for the Intergenerational Garden on 121 Avenue. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Maple Ridge Intergenerational Garden project welcomes new coordinator

Makenna Patrick, 21, is a student at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack

Makenna Patrick is the new coordinator for the Intergenerational Garden on 121 Avenue. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
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)
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)
One of the regions most infamous gardeners, Brian Minter, presented to the Maple Ridge Garden Club during an event last summer, where he talked about what was new in the European plant market. (Maple Ridge Garden Club/Facebook)

LETTER: Excited to hear of COVID’s silver lining, a resurgence in gardening

Maple Ridge Garden Club invites the community to join their email list free of charge for 2020

  • May 16, 2020
One of the regions most infamous gardeners, Brian Minter, presented to the Maple Ridge Garden Club during an event last summer, where he talked about what was new in the European plant market. (Maple Ridge Garden Club/Facebook)
New crop of gardeners sprouting in Maple Ridge

New crop of gardeners sprouting in Maple Ridge

Local garden centres and nurseries are seeing an influx of consumers wanting to plant

New crop of gardeners sprouting in Maple Ridge
A group of teen girls clearing a plot of land for gardening in Maple Ridge in 1941. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)

Looking Back: Suggest resurrection of ‘victory’ gardens in Maple Ridge

‘take a lesson from the past and plant a health gardens, for hope, for the future, for good health’

  • Apr 26, 2020
A group of teen girls clearing a plot of land for gardening in Maple Ridge in 1941. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)
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!
Madisyn Bolognese, a Grade 3 student at Eric Langton elementary, checks out Swiss chard her class previously planted while visiting the garden on Tuesday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Intergenerational Garden in Maple Ridge set to close if funding not found

The teaching garden brought together seniors and children

Madisyn Bolognese, a Grade 3 student at Eric Langton elementary, checks out Swiss chard her class previously planted while visiting the garden on Tuesday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
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