Category Archives: Things to do

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. Just … 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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Create an Air Garden with a Tillandsia Wreath (Contest Alert!)

With all of their quirky spikes & flauntably fabulous colours, Tillandsia’s are a artistic and unique addition to the home garden. These air plants are beyond simple. They require no soil and cause no mess. Just a light misting once … Continue reading

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Inspiring a Community into the Garden

The Inspiration Garden in Coquitlam is growing. This year additional raised beds were added where they grow & harvest fresh produce for the Share Food Bank. In addition to the new growing space, the beginning of a Greenhouse has been erected … Continue reading

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Scare Yourself Silly at Art Knapp’s Funland! (Contest Alert)

Looking for a spooktacular activity for the whole family? Funland at Art Knapp’s has you covered! Opening this Friday the 13th, Funland is open from 9am daily, packed with even more activities for thrill seekers of all ages. I stopped by … Continue reading

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PoCo 100: Car Show Mania

I have to admit, I know little about cars but I know what I love, and that’s a day at the Port Coquitlam car show! Walking on the road is a special thrill. How often do you get a chance to … Continue reading

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PoCo 100: Riding the Rails

It was Port Coquitlam’s Home Coming celebrations last weekend. We spent our days at a variety of event held to celebrate PoCo’s 100th birthday. It all started with a little train ride… We hopped a ride on the vintage Heritage … Continue reading

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The Summer of Dahlias

We’ve had some fantastic weather this summer in Metro Vancouver. Soaking in more sun than usual. The tomatoes are plump, laden with fruit. The roses are in bud ready for yet another resurgence this summer, and the fall flowers are … Continue reading

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Magic Hour at Terry Fox Library: Catching the Elusive Golden Glow

I was between photography gigs during magic hour this weekend in downtown Port Coquitlam. So I did what any good garden geek does and veered my way to the closest available garden to capture the moment. I found myself back … Continue reading

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