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Home ShowcR REVIEW EVIEW Friday, November 5, 2010 Tri-City News A39

Make sure to winterize your roses – now IN THE GARDEN Brian Minter

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t is amazing that many rose bushes are still producing buds and blossoms. If you can pick the odd rosebud for indoor enjoyment, it is like capturing a bit of summer. Any time after mid-November, however, we should be prepared for a cold spell. Winterizing roses is important, not only from an appearance standpoint, but also for their survival should we have severe cold outflow winds. Floribundas, hybrid teas and grandifloras are all treated in much the same manner at this time of year. Using a sharp, clean pair of hand shears, cut all the stems back to approximately 2½ to 3 feet in height. Make all your cuts on an angle to prevent water from seeping into the stems. Next, take out any obvious dead wood, which often is an ideal overwinter hideout for both insects and disease. It might also be a good idea to use a little pruning paint wherever you make a cut to prevent borers from getting inside. I would also pick off all the leaves, especially the disease infected ones and rake up any old decomposed material around the base of the plants. When this is all finished, your roses will actually look quite smart in your winter garden. Climbing roses need to be pruned quite differently. Choose four or five of the youngest and best canes, and prune them back any-

where from four to six feet. Tie the canes to a trellis or arbour to prevent winter winds from thrashing them about. Cut out everything else, and mulch the bud union generously. Even though your roses look dormant for the winter, their roots are still developing. To protect the bud union, cover their base well with a 12 inch layer of bark mulch or good garden compost. This protective covering will ensure the survival of your roses even during our coldest weather. I fully understand how inconvenient it is to go out and spray at this time of year, but you will solve many of your insect and disease problems if you apply a combination spray of mostly organic dormant oil and lime sulphur. The first and most important spraying should be done in mid-November, followed by another application at the end of December and at the end of January. This is an organic spraying, and it will leave the stems of your roses clean, shiny and healthy looking. Once all the winterizing is done, you may wish to spice up your rose garden by planting winter violas and pansies around them. Let’s face it, as beautiful as they are in spring, thorny branches in winter don’t exactly create an inspiring winter display. You might also want to plant early, mid-season and late daffodils among your roses. In April and May, the bronzy new growth on your roses will provide a spectacular background for the brilliant yellow of the daffodils. This is a classic combination and one which will last up to six

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Theresa Krause, president of the Fraser Pacific Rose Society, demonstrates how to prune the roses for the winter to Jill Querin during a demo at the Centennial Rose Garden at Dogwood Pavilion last Saturday. weeks. When the daffodil leaves are finished and looking poorly, the growing foliage of the roses will hide those spent leaves. If you are planting or moving roses now, use well-drained soil with plenty of compost material and bone meal. Make certain the bud

union is just below ground level, and if you cover this union with a 12 inch layer of mulch, there will be little danger of losing them in cold weather. Winterizing now will not only protect your roses but will also keep them healthy and clean for a new beginning next spring.

J.K. Cooper Realty Ltd. A Division of Johnston Meier Insurance 2636 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam $

COQUITLAM

429,000 COQUITLAM

604-942-7214

Dwayne Giesbrecht

659,000 MAPLE RIDGE

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#18-1140 Falcon REMODELED ONE LEVEL TOWNHOME Mark this open house on your calendar! This home’s finishing is better than some show homes! There is lots of space in this 1500 square foot 2 bedroom plus den townhome. Very private. Open Sat. November 6, 2-4pm.

NEW LISTING Large, 3 level home in Eagleridge. Lots of room for the large family with 4 bedrooms upstairs and 1 in the lower level. Great floor plan with a spacious living and family rooms. Laminate floors on the main floor, an updated kitchen, a newer roof and fresh paint on the exterior are just a few of the features.

BRING YOUR DECORATING IDEAS If you want a great deal, look no further. This unit is in need of carpets and paint, but is priced about $30,000 below the others in the complex! The unit is 1120 square feet & contains 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Call for more details.

lifeatsolaris.com

Call Dwayne 604-817-4578 For a virtual tour visit: www.jkcooper.com

Great selection of winter plants

Clearout Sale! 30% OFF Outdoor Bulbs

OLD DEWDNEY RD. PITT RIVER BRIDGE

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Holiday Workshop Schedule Now in-store and online

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Select Perennials All Trees Roses Vines

• Helleborus (27 varieties)) • Hamamelis (10 varieties)s) • Heucheras • Beautyberries • Wintergreen • Heathers & much more!

and much more while quantities last.

19100 Old Dewdney Trk Rd., Pitt Meadows www.amsterdamgreenhouses.com 604-465-6614

Hours: 7 days d a week k 9am - 6pm

Mason Bee Workshop Saturday, November 13th @ 10 AM with Dr. Margriet Dogterom

Free

Do you have fruit trees and small fruits in your garden? Increase your fruit production by keeping Mason Bees. Margriet will explain how to set up and maintain your own Mason Bee house. This workshop offers a great opportunity for you to bring your Mason Bee nests. Margriet will show you how to open your nests and clean the cocoons to get them ready for spring. Kids are welcome to the workshop as they will absolutely love to be involved with raising their own bees. (Mason Bees do not sting.) We will have cocoons available for sale on this day, as well as all of the products necessary to start your own Mason Bee nest.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

Call 604-465-6614 or email info@amsterdamgreenhouses.com


A40 Tri-City News Friday, November 5, 2010

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Friday, November 5, 2010 Tri-City News A43

4 Showhomes to View 44 Executive Suites • 1,172sq. ft. - 1,358sq. ft. Prices Just Reduced to Sell

library school rec centre

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Open Plan

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BOB JOHNSTON 604-727-3445

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116021 212 ST. MAPLE RIDGE Great big rancher with 2000 sq ft of living space. The modest exterior belies the huge, comfortable single level living within. 2 gas fireplaces, gas range, two bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and a large 12x12 office which could easily be turned into the third bedroom. Vaulted 25 x 16 family room with cedar ceiling and skylights. On-demand hot water system. Recently updated. Minutes from shopping, schools, Pitt River Bridge, West Coast Express. Come see! Reduced $20,000 since listing.

Reduced to $519,900 In west Pitt Meadows, an immaculate basement entry home for a big/extended family. 5 bedrooms, three full bathrooms. Fully finished 2431 sq ft home on a 6323 sq ft corner lot. Double garage with more parking and RV potential. Down is 2 bedrooms, 22 x 12.5 family room, laundry room and full bathroom. Up is Huge kitchen/eating area, three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room. Walk to schools, shopping, transportation and West Coast Express. Quite local traffic only area.

279,900 + GST

STONEGATE Phase 2 Open Daily (e (except cept Frida Friday)) Mon to Thurs. 1-4pm Sat & Sun 12-5:00pm

Open Sun. Nov. 7th, 1-4 pm

Price Reduced Now $429,900

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12258 224th St. Maple Ridge

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For Further Information Call:

Debra Bell 604.290.8544

Jim Isherwood 604.250.7755

Al Carlson 604.518.9299

Brookside Realty 11933 224th St Maple Ridge

Visit our website www.stonegatelife.com

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ESSENTIAL DESIGN. ELEVATED LIVING.

“My Nest is how I want to live.”

SMART SPACES. DESIGNED FOR LIVING. MOSAIC Homes invites you to discover Nest – a fresh collection of homes defined by elegant form and exceptional function. Architecturally a step above, Nest is perched on the slope of Burnaby Mountain adjacent to renowned Simon Fraser University with all conveniences close at hand. Nest is a smart decision, meticulously designed inside and out, offering value for today and years to come.

HOMES FROM $234,900 NEST HOME STORE SW Corner of 9055 University High Street, Burnaby Open 12-5pm daily (closed Fridays)

NOW SELLING 604.299.1188 MOSAICHOMES.COM Developer reserves the right to make modifications without notice. E.&.O.E.


A44 Tri-City News Friday, November 5, 2010

November BONUS

NEW SHOW 2 Beautiful New HOME ON SHOW HOMES GREENBELT

Decorating Allowance

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604 466 5723 Sales Office Open Saturday - Thursday 12pm-5pm

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Friday, November 5, 2010 Tri-City News A45

Gord Eberwein 604-220-8700

■ Small, exclusive, 9 lot cul-de-sac featuring luxury houses ■ 1/3 acre lots connected to Anmore water system & community sewage system (no septic field) ■ Well over $100,000 in clearing and blasting done ■ One lot offers a daylight basement, level rear yard & western exposure ■ The other lot offers exposed bedrock, level treed rear yard and southeast exposure DR. ■ 132 Deerview Lane ($599,900) ■ 108 Deerview Lane ($629,900)

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GRAND OPENING Mid-November Move in this Fall !

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Sales centre at 12069 Harris Rd. Pitt Meadows.

Standing at the epicentre of stunning views in all directions, Solaris is a development of modern towers in the new, highly walkable community of Meadows Gate Village. Designed to enhance and blend beautifully with the local community, Solaris is situated around a central courtyard, elegantly landscaped with natural west coast plantings and within steps from street-level shops, a recreation centre, a library, an elementary school, and City Hall.


A46 Tri-City News Friday, November 5, 2010

lue ot Units a V ing are Fo d n a t u Outs ,200 Sq For 1

A New Plateau by Liberty Homes. Distinguished Concrete Apartments Starting from $380,000 Nestled between towering evergreens high on Westwood Plateau, Cascade features luxury 1,200 square foot suites in Coquitlamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier neighbourhood. Designed for a seamless transition from single-family to apartment living, these homes combine inspired architecture with spacious layouts and timeless finishes. Uniquely located adjacent to Westwood Plateau Village, Cascade also offers an exceptional setting that blends picturesque views with shopping and recreation at your doorstep.

Now Selling, Contact Us for More Information 604.472.0009 | www.libertyhomes.ca

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THE HEIGHT OF COQUITLAM LIVING. Introducing an exclusive collection of West Coast inspired single family homes with spectacular view lots perched on the crest of Burke Mountain. Phase One now selling. VISIT OUR SHOWHOMES AT: Coast Meridian Road & Horizon Drive Saturday - Thursday 1pm - 5pm

GEORG HAUSCHILD

STEVE HARDER or CLARE PLAYER

Royal Lepage Wolstencroft Realty 604-530-0231

RE/MAX Treeland Realty 604-533-3491


Friday, November 5, 2010 Tri-City News A47

LOUISE UY

seafair realty

604.788.4549

Includes NET PROVINCIAL HST From Just

489,900

$

INCLUDES NET PROVINCIAL HST

Visit Our Fully Finished Show Home

OPEN HOUSE 12-4 Except Fridays 11227 236A St. Maple Ridge

(604) 999-2452 BROOKSIDE REALTY

Haney By-Pass

Gilker Hill

Lougheed Hwy

Call Vicky

11933 - 224th St Maple Ridge

Creekside Street

112A 11 Ave

Kanaka Way

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3016 Plateau Blvd, Westwood Plateau Renovated and upgraded with superb craftsmanship! Exquisite taste with so much to offer for the price! This property is for the discerning buyer. View and a private backyard is a bonus. Lot size 12,637 sq. ft. Total living area 7,021 sqft. Open by appointment only. $2,683,000.

www.WestwoodPlateauLiving.com

Portrait Homes proudly introduces their newest offering:

The Rowhomes at Silver Ridge

Situated in the award-winning community of Silver Ridge, the rowhomes at Stoneleigh now allow you to experience the benefits of single-family living with no monthly strata fees, while offering a unique blend of peaceful parkland living and nearby urban convenience. Luxurious designs feature over 1,600 sq.ft. of finished floor area, including 3 bdrms and 2.5 baths, with the same high level of interior finishes found in the single-family homes at Silver Ridge. Unfinished basements are an additional 380 sq.ft., ideal for a future bedroom, office or bathroom, while the spacious double garages give way to ample storage space. Take advantage of the Fall Promotion Event today!

With special Pricing Packages starting from the $380,000’s, the time to act is now.

portraithomes.ca | 604-466-9278 The developer reserves the right to make modifications and changes to the information contained herein. Please contact the Portrait Homes sales team for details. Renderings are an artist’s conception only and intended as a general reference. Prices exclude taxes. E.&O.E.

Fall Promotion Event Now On!

BUILDING AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITIES FOR TODAY... AND FOR YEARS TO COME.

13851 232nd Street, Maple Ridge Open Every Day: Noon - 5:00pm

Marketing & Sales by: Portrait Homes Realty Ltd.


A48 Tri-City News Friday, November 5, 2010

$

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OVER $40,000 IN UPGRADES â&#x20AC;˘ Just like new but no HST 2 bdrm + den townhome â&#x20AC;˘ Spacious kitchen, stainless appliances + 9ft ceilings â&#x20AC;˘ Mountain and courtyard view from master bedroom â&#x20AC;˘ Great location for schools, shopping & highway access

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Marketed by...

Jim Isherwood 604.250.7755

At Copper Beech Estates you will ďŹ nd 3 - 4 bedroom homes ranging from 4300 - 4500 sq. ft. situated on Estate Lots with Superior Finishing Packages. Choose from the available home designs or work with the Marcraft team to Custom Design your Dream Home.

Brookside Realty

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his home is perfect with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a 1/2 block from elementry school!! This house has many upgrades including cabinets, tile work, paint, doors, and more. It has a large fenced back yard and just minutes away from the popular trails of the Coquitlam River, Pitt River and Minnekhada Regional Park. There is potential to put in a OPEN HOUSE suite if desired. This house is clean Sunday, Nov. 14 - 12:30-3pm and easy to show. Its a must see!

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