gardening

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’

 

Leslie Cox spotted this barred owl spotting her in the Cox garden recently - a sure sign of fall, says Leslie. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Fall chores and the last of the harvest

LESLIE COX Special to The Record Seems like it was not all…

  • Nov 10, 2020

 

John Cox prepares the Friday Pizza Night dinner, while Sadie waits patiently for anything to hit the floor. Photo by Leslie Cox.

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Harvest time for the Duchess

Cox garden not only about the flowers

  • Oct 21, 2020

 

The Leycesteria formosa, a.k.a. Himalayan honeysuckle, is still showing off its unique blooms in the Cox garden. Photo by Leslie Cox.

Duchess of Dirt: Hearty vines still producing flowers late into the year

Leslie Cox Special to The Record Last column, I did not get…

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Leycesteria formosa, a.k.a. Himalayan honeysuckle, is still showing off its unique blooms in the Cox garden. Photo by Leslie Cox.
The maidenhair fern needs minimal water and will thrive in full sun. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Many plants still flourishing as garden season winds down

Local gardening expert shares some tips

  • Aug 31, 2020
The maidenhair fern needs minimal water and will thrive in full sun. Photo by Leslie Cox
If a new or revitalized lawn is on your fall to-do list, the Black Gold Landscape Supply team will help ensure you get off to the right start.

Prepare now to get the lawn you’ll love tomorrow

Comox Valley landscape supply pros share what you need to know for a new – or renewed! – lawn

  • Aug 10, 2020
If a new or revitalized lawn is on your fall to-do list, the Black Gold Landscape Supply team will help ensure you get off to the right start.
From quality soil and compost to mulch and decorative rock, the Black Gold Landscaping team will help you choose the right product for your project.

Give your garden and landscape projects a local boost!

The right products are key to a project you can be proud of

  • Jul 27, 2020
From quality soil and compost to mulch and decorative rock, the Black Gold Landscaping team will help you choose the right product for your project.
As more of us are considering how we can elevate our outdoor space, the Black Gold Landscape Supply team is happy to answer questions and ensure you get the right product to give your project the best start possible.

Gardening or landscaping, you need to strike Black Gold

Comox Valley supply company makes it easy to support local

  • Jul 20, 2020
As more of us are considering how we can elevate our outdoor space, the Black Gold Landscape Supply team is happy to answer questions and ensure you get the right product to give your project the best start possible.
The Cumberland Community Forest Society is holding a ‘Summer Pop Up plant sale’ at 3300 Union Road in Cumberland on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adobe Stock Image

Cumberland Community Forest Society holding a plant sale Saturday

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) recently received a generous donation from…

  • Jul 8, 2020
The Cumberland Community Forest Society is holding a ‘Summer Pop Up plant sale’ at 3300 Union Road in Cumberland on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adobe Stock Image
DUCHESS OF DIRT: Weeding is a chance to take a close look at the garden

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Weeding is a chance to take a close look at the garden

Gardening can be darn hard work. Fresh from a winter of inactivity,…

  • Jul 8, 2020
DUCHESS OF DIRT: Weeding is a chance to take a close look at the garden
IN THE GARDEN: Daisies bring colour to the garden, from spring to fall

IN THE GARDEN: Daisies bring colour to the garden, from spring to fall

Ellen Presley Special to The Record Looking for something simple to make…

  • Jul 1, 2020
IN THE GARDEN: Daisies bring colour to the garden, from spring to fall
DUCHESS OF DIRT: The Pacific silver burweed - Friend, or foe?

DUCHESS OF DIRT: The Pacific silver burweed – Friend, or foe?

By Leslie Cox Special to The Record An alarm has been raised…

  • Jun 24, 2020
DUCHESS OF DIRT: The Pacific silver burweed - Friend, or foe?
The Growers Guide is in the June 17 edition of the Comox Valley Record. stock image

Fifteenth annual Comox Valley Growers Guide available today

New Taste Comox Valley app responds to COVID-19 issues

  • Jun 17, 2020
The Growers Guide is in the June 17 edition of the Comox Valley Record. stock image
Barb Whyte assembles a salad pot. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Salad pot project gives Comox Valley students the goods on greens

Indigenous cultural presenter Barb Whyte has been doing the salad pots for 25 years

Barb Whyte assembles a salad pot. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Volunteers spent the day Sunday turning the area outside the Big Yellow Merville Hall into a community garden. Photo supplied.

Merville community garden taking shape

Submitted to Black Press Though the Big Yellow Merville Hall has been…

  • May 25, 2020
Volunteers spent the day Sunday turning the area outside the Big Yellow Merville Hall into a community garden. Photo supplied.
An unusual and highly popular lilac is Syringa ‘Sensation’ (8-12’), which produces lovely purple blossoms with each flower petal delicately rimmed in white. Photo supplied

SPRING IN THE GARDEN: The fragrant, beautiful lilac is an asset to any garden

Ellen Presley Special to The Record I have been thinking a lot…

  • May 25, 2020
An unusual and highly popular lilac is Syringa ‘Sensation’ (8-12’), which produces lovely purple blossoms with each flower petal delicately rimmed in white. Photo supplied
Three popular types of peonies include the “scrumdiddlyumptious” (left), the Julia Rose (upper right) and the Lady Alexander Duff (bottom right). Photos submitted.

SPRING IN THE GARDEN – Colourful peonies an asset to any garden

Ellen Presley Special to The Record The peony is a classic garden…

  • May 11, 2020
Three popular types of peonies include the “scrumdiddlyumptious” (left), the Julia Rose (upper right) and the Lady Alexander Duff (bottom right). Photos submitted.
More people in the Comox Valley are looking to grow edible crops this spring in response to the pandemic. File photo

Many more people taking up vegetable gardening in Comox Valley

Plant centres and nurseries seeing more demand to grow edible crops

More people in the Comox Valley are looking to grow edible crops this spring in response to the pandemic. File photo
A close-up of the leaves and flowers of a spurge-laurel. Photo by Leslie Cox

Duchess of Dirt: Danger in the garden

Leslie Cox Special to The Record In an email addressed to the…

  • Apr 20, 2020
A close-up of the leaves and flowers of a spurge-laurel. Photo by Leslie Cox
SPRING IN THE GARDEN: Creating a mini orchard in your own backyard

SPRING IN THE GARDEN: Creating a mini orchard in your own backyard

Cherry, pear, apple and plum trees are easily grown in our Valley

  • Apr 20, 2020
SPRING IN THE GARDEN: Creating a mini orchard in your own backyard