Category Archives: Garden Tours

Tulips of the Valley: A Garden Getaway

Tulip Fields are where Gardeners Go to Breathe Packed full of wonder and amazement, as if a rainbow stopped to lay down and take a rest. And why wouldn’t one? Look around the landscape of any tulip farm and the … Continue reading

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The Treasures of VanDusen Gardens

As far as spring traditions go in Vancouver, there’s one┬áthat can’t be beat. Like clockwork on the Last Sunday of April a steady line of gardeners grow. Dressed in their finest rubber boots and windbreakers, prepared for whatever Mother Nature … Continue reading

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The Perfect Hideaway: Harrison Hot Springs

I took escape earlier this month to the relaxing & beautiful Harrison Hotsprings Resort just an hour & a half outside of Vancouver. Here My Mom & I spent quality time together soaking in the serenity. Child free, even if … Continue reading

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5 Reason’s to Believe in the Power of Spring

Spring is on its way in Port Coquitlam. You may have to look past the irratic bouts of snow to see the signs, but they are there. It’s on the way & there’s nothing winter can do to stop it.┬áJust … Continue reading

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Truth: It’s hard to work when the Olympics are on

February has kept us busy. Getting ready for the growing season takes a lot of planning. Much of this has been helped by the fabulously inspirational gardens at the NWFGS & the BC Home & Garden Show. I’d love to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: An idyllic spring dream (NWFGS)

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‘Power Up’ for Spring!

While winter is still firmly entrenched in the Pacific Northwest, gardeners from across the region recently ditched their winter gear in favor of rain boots, a hot cup of Seattle coffee & 5 full days of Spring! There inside the … Continue reading

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The Kennedy Space Center: Reaching for the Stars

Last year Michael & I celebrated our 10th Anniversary. We decided to take a trip, just the two of us. A chance to enjoy each other’s company, without the hustle and bustle of work/kids/school and our everyday lives. We weren’t … Continue reading

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Psst…. the Secret’s Out. It’s all about the Plants! (Contest Alert!)

The garden at Thyme on 43rd was full of fantastic and unusual plants. While on tour there this fall I drained a fresh battery snapping pictures of this impressive private garden. I’d love to spend a day playing plant ID. … Continue reading

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The Grand Winner of the BCLNA’s Award of Excellence: Thyme on 43rd

This past summer I was asked to join a diverse panel of industry experts to sit as judges for the BC Landscape & Nursery Association‘s 2013 Landsape Awards of Excellence. We looked at gardens from across BC. Pouring over images … Continue reading

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