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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

 

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

 

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’

 

FILE - Tanny and Hanny the goats are pictured in Prince Rupert before they were forced to live the city due to its Livestock Prohibition Bylaw. On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Skeena—Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach hosted a virtual town hall about food security that included discussion on “Granny Gardens,” owning livestock within municipal boundaries and more. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View file)

Northwest B.C. food security forum discusses ‘Granny Gardens,’ goats and more

Skeena—Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach hosted town hall with Jessie Housty, Alistair McGregor

FILE - Tanny and Hanny the goats are pictured in Prince Rupert before they were forced to live the city due to its Livestock Prohibition Bylaw. On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Skeena—Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach hosted a virtual town hall about food security that included discussion on “Granny Gardens,” owning livestock within municipal boundaries and more. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View file)
The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center’s indoor gardens in Nashville. (Allan Grey Flickr photo)

KURIAL: (Not) seeing green in our indoor public spaces

Plants and flowers are good for human health, so let’s see some more of them when we’re stuck inside

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center’s indoor gardens in Nashville. (Allan Grey Flickr photo)
Customers discuss succulent care at the new Pop-up Plant Shoppe on Third Ave. West. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

New plant shop sprouts in downtown Prince Rupert

Rupert Lawn and Garden’s Pop-up Plant Shoppe opens for the offseason

Customers discuss succulent care at the new Pop-up Plant Shoppe on Third Ave. West. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
The existing site is set for demolition later this month. (Rupert Lawn & Garden photo)

Rupert Lawn and Garden awards build contract for new site to Prince Rupert firm

Garden centre also set to announce temporary location while construction takes place

The existing site is set for demolition later this month. (Rupert Lawn & Garden photo)
(Rupert Lawn & Garden photo)

New centre for Rupert Lawn and Garden

Work to begin soon on the site

(Rupert Lawn & Garden photo)
Guests at the tea party enjoyed a robust sampling of carefully prepared treats, along with tea and coffee. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

VIDEO, PHOTOS, STORY: Touring the gardens of Rupert’s best green thumbs

Garden Club fundraiser tours the town exploring Rupert’s best in show

Guests at the tea party enjoyed a robust sampling of carefully prepared treats, along with tea and coffee. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
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