Category Archives: VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Gardens Plant Sale: What Followed Me Home

The weather couldn’t have been finer this past Sunday as plant geeks and deal hunters turned the parking lot of VanDusen Botanical Gardens, the sidewalks and even all the way down Oak street into a bit of a block party. … Continue reading

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Just Another Plant Sale Convert

I have to detour my blog this week to do a little bragging. This is my daughter Elizabeth and she is flippin AMAZING! Not only is she a fun loving kid/soccer phenomenon, but she might just be a mini me. … Continue reading

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VanDusen Gardens Annual Plant Sale: A Plethora of Plants and People

On Sunday, April 28th gardeners and shutterbugs from across the Lower Mainland will flood into Vancouver for VanDusen Gardens can’t miss Plant Sale! This annual event is full of inexpensive plants, knowledgeable workers and of course lots, and lots of … Continue reading

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Following the Bunny Trail

We chased the white rabbit all through VanDusen Gardens this past weekend and saw some amazing sights while on the hunt. Unfortunately we never caught up to him, but we did run into Philbert, much to the kids delight. Along the way … Continue reading

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A Hippity Hoppity Weekend in Store!

It’s a beautiful and sunny long weekend here in Port Coquitlam and my kids have their Easter baskets primed. Tomorrow we’ll be joining families from across the Lower Mainland for one of the most wonderful Easter traditions, the Great A-Mazing … Continue reading

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Investigating Spring

Has Spring Sprung? Today was one of the most beautiful days we’ve seen in a while.  Blue skies with just a hint of clouds. A little outdoor adventure was in order. A favorite gal pal and I made a day … Continue reading

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The BC Home & Garden Show: Ticket Giveaway!

It’s Garden show season! We’ve been rocking through February. Seeds are starting, birds are chirping, and the jackets have gotten a little lighter. This time of year there are a lot of garden resources available for free, or next to it. Yep Spring … Continue reading

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The Festival of Lights: Bringing the Magic of Christmas to Life

The lights are back on at VanDusen Botanical Gardens with the kick off of the 28th annual Festival of Lights celebration. If  you’ve missed this Vancouver classic in previous years, you’re in luck. The garden has pulled out all the stops with … Continue reading

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Tomato cages and other fun ways to deck your halls!

Our home has been looking rather dark these days. We don’t turn on our lights until December 1st, but we are well past that now. Time to get moving! Although in previous years I’ve been known to be ready and … Continue reading

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Creating fun kid-centric Christmas projects: the Lego house

This weekend we’re dressing the house up for Christmas. Wreaths have been made, garlands hung. Nutcrackers patrol the mantle. It’s Christmas time, and the kids are loving it! Around this time we would normally put together a ginger bread house, … Continue reading

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