December can be a somber time, but gardens often provide welcome surprises that help illuminate the gloom.
As the temperature continues to descend, plants are being conditioned to tolerate winter’s chill. The conditioning also works on people, too, but many of us fight it.
The Apple Festival survived and thrived despite the wind and rain, soaking up the weather and turning out as delicious as ever.
One of the pleasures at UBC Botanical Garden is watching how plants respond to conditions from one year to the next.