The Master Gardener program at VanDusen Gardens has been going really well. We are three classes into the series. This week was spent learning about herbaceous plants with speaker Egan Davis from VanDusen Gardens. He was an animated speaker with a talk that was interesting and often humorous. It was a great day of plant talk ending with a walk through the garden.
I look at the beds in the garden, covered by their own clippings. Naturally left to mulch through the winter. It may not be what comes to mind when you think of a beautiful perennial bed. Although it is. It really is.
Not everything in the garden was dormant though. Life is sparking in little places here and there. The interesting thing about being a gardener is that you see spring, long, long before the calendars flip. Egan said it well when commenting that he only sees winter as the duration where the Christmas lights are up, after that it’s really just early spring. I agree with that.
Say what you want about it being winter. I’ll agree. It sure is. Still, everywhere I look these days I am seeing signs of spring, and I am quite okay with that!