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From the chaos of Agra to the serenity of the Taj Mahal

Our journey from Delhi to Agra was uneventful, but for our awareness of the poor air quality. The thick white mist sat like a morning fog, obscuring most of the countryside until we were...
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Into Chandigarh’s weird and wonderful gardens

Chandigarh, which is also known as the “beautiful city”,  was one of the first planned cities after India got its independence from Britain in 1947. The city’s planners opted for a grid system with each...

Into gardens of New Delhi and on to Chandigarh

We came to India for many reasons. Most of us wanted to get a more intimate, personal, first-hand experience of the country rather than relying on what we had read or been told by...
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Exciting sightseeing tour around New Delhi

Our first day of touring Delhi was filled with a dazzling spectrum of sights and sounds from impressive historic buildings to the perpetual honking of city traffic to the hauntingly hypnotic tones of snake...

First days in Delhi after 14-hour flight from Vancouver

Our flight from Vancouver to Delhi could not have gone more smoothly. It was long - 14 hours, Delhi being 13 1/2 hours ahead of us on the West Coast - but there is...

Your guide to spring plant sales around the Lower Mainland

APRIL 28 - Poco Garden Club Spring Plant Sale at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam from 9 am to noon. All plants are healthy, hardy, and locally grown in members' gardens. From herbs...
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Exercise your right to an easy morning work out

I know exercise is important. These days I'm content to walk the dog or go for a swim or a bike ride. That's about it. My days of jogging and playing soccer are over. Not...

Japan 2018 Tour: Join us on this wonderful adventure

(Feb 2) - Today I am delighted to announce an exclusive 13-day tour to Japan to see spectacular fall foliage colour, visit picturesque temple sites, famous and historic locations as well as enjoy seasonal...

We’re making big plans for a sensational sunflower patch

My son, Joel, has been an enthusiastic gardener for a few years now. He has a love for echinops and eryngium, shasta daisies, Austin roses and hydrangeas. When he was a kid, he wowed us...

Clever way to create an elegant privacy screen

Pleaching is a clever technique that involves twining together the branches of a row of closely planted trees to create a stylish, formal hedge-on-stilts. It’s not something you see here in Canada or even in the...

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