Blog by Lynn Pedersen

Raising Hellebores

January 30th, 2013

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Though buried under snow, hellebores survive to push flowers up through the last vestiges of winter's grasp to bloom in shades of white, yellow, purple, red or pink. Models of ruggedness and determination, hellebores (Helleborus spp.) are stars when few other plants are flowering in northern gardens. The blooms of these easy-care perennials are either solid colours, or have centre ...

Single-family homes still winners in property price race

January 7th, 2013

Single-family homes have been the winners over the long term while apartments have been struggling, an analysis of Metro Vancouver real estate statistics released last week shows.

B.C. Assessment released 2013 assessments on Wednesday, while the region's real estate boards released December and year-end information on Thursday.

"The resource that is scarce is land," said Tsur So ...