Spring has Finally Arrived: Get Happy!


It’s officially spring!

Whether you’ve realized it or not, your garden is already growing. The weather may still be cold and the winds unforgiving, but those strong spring performers are breaking ground and bursting out with renewed vigor. Now is the time to give them a leg up on the season with a top dressing of manure or seasoil. Helping fortify strong spring growth & long lasting blooms.

White tulips perfectly contrasting black mondo grass at the NWFGS.

White tulips perfectly contrasting black mondo grass at the NWFGS.

Get inspired.

Need a garden makeover this year? Well get some garden shoes on and start walking. Take a tour of your favorite public garden to get yourself in the mood for spring. Then pull out the magazines (Don’t forget Pintrest!) and make sure to take advantage of the plethora of garden workshops and shows blooming across the lower mainland. Find what speaks to you in the garden. Allow yourself to try something new this year. Like a hot new plant, or a fab new colour scheme.

Colour Inspiration, bursting from this NWFGS spring display.

Colour Inspiration, bursting from this NWFGS spring display.

What’s Growing in the Hood?

  • The Port Coquitlam Spring Garden Show on March 29, 2014. Tickets are currently on sale at 2 for $50. The show is stacked with speakers like: Gary Lewis, Egan Davis, James Bobick, Amanda Jarrett & Shirley Keski-Hynnlia.
  • Lanscape Principals at Amsterdam Greenhouses in Pitt Meadows on March 22nd is a FREE seminar where you can get first hand knowledge about how to manage your landscape. This is a great workshop for those who are planning a garden make over or are starting from scratch.
  • Vancouver Orchid Society Show and Sale is back in the Floral Hall & Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver on Saturday March 22nd: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday March 23rd: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entry is $7 per person or $6 for students and seniors.

Get Happy

With all that said and done, make sure to get out there and enjoy spring!


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