Gardening Tips From Beautiful British Columbia with Leona Schroeder


Leona SchroederLeona Schroeder is a backyard birder and enthusiastic gardener from Fraser Valley British Columbia in western Canada.  She is an avid garden blogger and shares rich photography like fairy garden pictorials.  She grows vegetables, herbs and some of her favourite flowers including spirea, geraniums and fleabane.  In good years she is a Zone 8, but that’s often up for debate. Volatile weather is part and parcel of living in beautiful B.C.


In This Episode You Will Discover:

  • CASTOR PLANTS – lush, tropical, exotic but DANGEROUS!
  • what the heck is a “bushfly bush”?
  • how Leona finds gardening pleasure with sunflowers and dahlias
  • why each season is so unpredictable in the garden
  • weatherman are wrong half the time







Resources Mentioned

Glenda – Tootsie Time:

Dave – Dave’s Garden:

This is the book Leona mentioned on the show!

Our Guest’s Links

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Visit Leona’s gardening blog:


Watch the Podcast Interview Here:



Coming Soon!


Listen to Leona tell us about gardening in British Columbia Here: