Monthly Archives: November 2014

Crocus Bulbs in Banfield Orchard

Today Ms.Carrico’s grade three class (assisted by E.A. Nada and parent volunteers) planted over 100 crocus bulbs in the garden beds at Banfield Orchard. Please go to to read the full post.

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Stinging Nettle Pesto Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Stinging Nettle Pesto.   Stinging nettles are found in the corner of Banfield Commons Garden closest to Craigflower Road and the parking lot.  As the nettles can sting, it’s advisable to wear gloves while gathering them. This recipe … Continue reading

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The Winter Gardens

I came back to Victoria in the first days of October thinking it would be too late to put in anything for the winter. But the warm, sunny weather stretched on and since gardening is all one big experiment, I … Continue reading

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