Home and Garden

This 2021 image provided by LeighAnn Ferrara shows Ferrara’s young son as he watches a rabbit on a grassy patch of his White Plains, N.Y., yard, which is surrounded by planting beds of flowers, vegetables and trees. Many people are converting parts of their grass lawns into more diverse plantings. (LeighAnn Ferrara via AP

North America’s love affair with the lawn is getting messy

Some homeowners seeing a well-manicured lawn as an anachronism, even a threat

 

February 2, 2022 - Debra Schulze, owner of Khaya Home Decor in Duncan, photographed at her store.  Don Denton photo

Life and style with Debra Schulze

Khaya Home Decor owner makes a lifestyle change

  • Mar 21, 2022

 

Wonder where the Valley’s recycling is going? Here’s a breakdown of the process.

Where does Port Alberni’s recycling go?

The most frequently asked question that staff at the various recycling facilities/stations…

  • May 31, 2021

 

Garden centre manager Jack Olszewski and Chris Beaudoin say business has grown by 50 per cent at the Sooke Home Hardware Store. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Flower power: COVID restrictions fuel bloom boom on Vancouver Island’

More people seeking flowers to add colour, says Sooke landscaper

Garden centre manager Jack Olszewski and Chris Beaudoin say business has grown by 50 per cent at the Sooke Home Hardware Store. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Don’t wait ‘til spring has sprung: It’s home and garden time now!

Don’t wait ‘til spring has sprung: It’s home and garden time now!

Meet all the experts at the free Port Alberni Spring 2020 Home Expo, March 7 and 8

  • Mar 2, 2020
Don’t wait ‘til spring has sprung: It’s home and garden time now!
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit