Helen Lang

HELEN LANG: If it’s spring, it’s time to think of planting seeds

It is still a little early to put in your bedding plants but don’t leave it too long or all the biggest and best will be taken.

HELEN LANG: A handsome day in spring

Oh well, you win some, and you lose some and that’s just the way life seems to work.

HELEN LANG: Rushing the planting season

It is so chilly outside that I feel it is more like February than half way through March.

HELEN LANG: It’s fun to grow a surprise or two in the garden

Today I want to mention the adorable dwarf daffodils, all seven of them. Why seven I wonder?

HELEN LANG: Nature has its own timetable

I’m pretty sure I saw a yellow crocus shivering, although I suppose it could have been a breath of wind that shook it.

HELEN LANG: Spring and gardens are like peas in a pod

Gardens are waking from their winter nap and gearing up for a busy season ahead.

HELEN LANG: Tomorrow for sure

My friends are kind, knowing how I do love and enjoy flowers fresh from their gardens.

HELEN LANG: Time to put the decorations away

I’m somewhat impatiently waiting for those crocus to show up. Maybe it would help if I planted them.

HELEN LANG: It’s never too early to dream of a new spring

A gift of a huge amaryllis bulb requires plenty of light and water — and something to keep it upright.

HELEN LANG: Remembering our veterans is not for the birds

This is a difficult day for many of us who grieve, especially on this day.

HELEN LANG: Childhood memories come flooding back in family loss

I come to you today with a very heavy heart. My dearly loved brother Herb has died.

HELEN LANG: To feed or not to feed birds

At this time of year many birds are headed south, where the winters are nice and warm.

HELEN LANG: Time to think about fall veggies

It’s getting to the time to think about planting vegetables for winter meals.

HELEN LANG: Keep tasting as you go, it’s the best part of cooking

Maybe all of you already do this, but just in case there is a beginner cook reading this, may I make a suggestion?

HELEN LANG: Anyone with a can opener can serve peas

The end of July and the first couple of weeks of August are often like being stuck in the bowels of a roaring furnace.

Birthday cakes, rain, tomatoes and climate change

Helen Lang has been writing for the Peninsula News Review for more than 30 years

HELEN LANG: Snatch what sunshine you can

Since there is nothing we can do about it, we might as well relax and go with the flow.

HELEN LANG: Sunny days – what more could a gardener wish for?

It is another amazingly lovely day today and the middle one of my three daughters is visiting all the way from Fort St. John.

HELEN LANG: Bolster your soil this season

Because it is getting so warm and the soil must be really heating up, I think you could plant your corn seed now.

HELEN LANG: Gleaning the wild fruits and veggies of our labour

As you may have guessed I come from a long line of “gleaners.”