Spring is a great time to start or continue training your dog. What do you picture when you read the words ‘dog training?’ A large class with many people and their dogs? Endless...
May 7, 2008 by Donna Hill Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Canine Capers: Selecting a Trainer
There are many ways to demonstrate our love for our companion animals. One of my favorites is a technique called Tellington Touch (TTouch®), which I used on my devoted senior dog...
January 4, 2008 by Donna Hill Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Canine Capers: TTouch for Pets
Adding a dog to our family is a big event and needs careful consideration since s/he will bring peace or chaos to our family for 12 or more years. The task has been complicated by...
October 31, 2007 by Donna Hill Under HEALTH Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Canine Capers
The idea behind naturescaping, or gardening for wildlife, is to plant native plants that animals rely on for food and hiding places as well as to add man-made homes and sources of water...
September 10, 2007 by Donna Hill Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Native Plants: Naturscaping Your Yard
Summer is the time to enjoy mature native plants. Most are at their peak and it is the ideal time to start window shopping for plants that you want in your yard....
June 28, 2007 by Donna Hill Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Native Plants
More than 18 native plants are currently harvested in B.C. for personal use or commercial sale. Most grow at forest edges or in sunny openings. Here is a selection that you can grow...
May 2, 2007 by Donna Hill Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Edible Plants for the Garden
There are many resources available to help get you started in planting your native garden.
Upcoming Native Plant Sales
You can get some good deals and species not commonly available...
February 25, 2007 by Donna Hill Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Native Plants: Resources
Before you plan your yard, you need to assess existing growing conditions. These conditions determine which native plants will do best there. Each section of your yard, called a microhabitat,...
January 7, 2007 by Donna Hill Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
At the end of our long hot summer, my neighbor asked me why my front garden looked so green while his had wilted and died more than a month ago.
My answer? "I have a native...
November 9, 2006 by Donna Hill Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Native Plants: The Benefits
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