Virtual Open Garden Tours

Roses at Silverlea, Dianne and Roland’s Garden

Roses at Silverlea, Dianne and Roland’s Garden

Roses by Silverlea Dianne and Roland's GardenRoses at Silverlea - Dianne and Roland's Garden If you like roses, we think you will enjoy this post and video! On June 19, 2021, we visited the garden of Dianne and Roland which they have given the lovely name of Roses at...

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Koi Pond Gardens

Koi Pond Gardens

On May 20, 2021, the CVHS virtual Open Garden Tour team visited Pamela and Douglas’ lovely, Asian-themed garden north of Courtenay.

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Dividing Daylilies

Dividing Daylilies

On March 10, the CVHS Virtual Garden Chores Team visited the garden of Darlene who shows us how to divide daylilies in this seven-minute YouTube video.

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Pruning Clematis

Pruning Clematis

Pruning Clematis

The CVHS Virtual Garden Chores Team visited the garden of Darlene who took us through how to prune her Class C (or 3) Jackmanii clematis.

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Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses

In this video, CVHS member Frank, who frankly admits that he is no rosarian (def: a person who cultivates roses, especially as an occupation) explains when, why and how to prune roses. Here is a quick overview of the video that explains simply and practically how to...

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Effective Use of Dormant Oil

Effective Use of Dormant Oil

In this video CVHS member, Frank, explains why and how to use dormant oil to help control a variety of pests that may overwinter on your fruit trees such as aphids, mealybug, thrips, whiteflies, adelgids, caterpillar eggs, leafhoppers, scale and mites. Spraying also helps to prevent fungal diseases, which are very common here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Pruning Fig Trees in the Comox Valley

Pruning Fig Trees in the Comox Valley

Frank explains the pruning process as he trims this four year old fig tree on his urban lot in the Comox Valley. He also provides some good advice on the best fig tree growing conditions.

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Landscape Designer and CVHS volunteer Arianne Huene offers her insights into the design of the Serenity Gardens at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, and speaks with her design partner, David Bossom, about the project’s installation.

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Gael & Rick’s Garden, Comox

Gael & Rick’s Garden, Comox

Gael & Rick have increased their curb appeal with the profuse blooms of dahlias along their front yard, and are encouraging birds, bees, butterflies, and tree frogs to inhabit their gorgeous garden. Herbs, edibles, and ornamentals mingle in a colourful Comox display.

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Nina & Roy’s, Comox

Nina & Roy’s, Comox

Nina and Roy have created a garden that is a beautiful oasis for birds, bees and butterflies. With the help of Landscape Designer Karen Cummins, they have a gorgeous and productive space encircling their home. Using sustainable and organic gardening practices they produce an enormous amount of fruit and vegetables for themselves and to share. Native plant species are used throughout their garden to offer habitat and food for local wildlife.

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Barb & Ron’s Garden

Barb & Ron’s Garden

The winners of our first summer photo contest event, Garden Shrubs & Trees, give us a tour of their lovely garden. Large established shrubs, sumptuous weeping vines, and the arching and romantic Kiftsgate Rose that won them the contest.

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Lorna & Rick’s Garden

Lorna & Rick’s Garden

Wander the gardens of Lorna and Rick in Courtenay, and see their fabulous veg patch, fruit trees and vines, glittering pergola and more!

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Colleen’s Garden

Colleen’s Garden

Come join us for a virtual wander and tour around Colleen’s well established 18 year old garden in Fanny Bay…

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Open Garden Tours of 2019

Open Garden Tours of 2019

For our 2019 season we had 14 members open their gardens over 8 weekends. Pretty impressive sharing!

Upon reflection, it seems that folks who were willing to share their gardens with the other members often prefaced that willingness with “my garden isn’t so special” or “I hope it will look good enough”. I was always delighted to tell them there is no standard for the open garden tours. We are all equal in that we are gardeners creating the outdoor sanctuaries that are special for us and our site and all gardens are welcome to be shared.

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