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Happy Easter

Happy Easter! I will be honest, these are not my tulips. My tulips have been properly munched by either deer or raccoons . Unbelievably even the tulips on our deck next to the door have become a critter salad bar. … Continue reading

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Cheery Splashes of Island Color

We have a ritual every time we reach our island home, my husband goes into the house and sorts out the water and power, while I survey the garden. First it is usually a walk around followed by quickly grabbing … Continue reading

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Backyard Mushrooms

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Gardening Late in the Year

A few weeks ago we decided it was time to finally pick the last of what was growing in our raised beds at the house on Pender Island. This year had been our experimental year as we had never grown … Continue reading

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Red and White

I came across these rose hips on a very wet and gray afternoon at Hope Bay. It seemed to be the only color that murky day. This little vignette of the remains of fall just begged to be captured with a … Continue reading

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Apples!

One of the things I love about BC are the fruit trees. Apples. Plums. Peaches. Cherries. I can almost taste the fruit just typing the words. On Pender I have seen apple and plum trees, plus berries being grown. We … Continue reading

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My Secret Garden

The moment I first set foot in our back garden in Pender I was transported back to 4th grade when my teacher read our class the book The Secret Garden. Perhaps most people aren’t so in awe of a garden on a house they … Continue reading

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Daffodils in January

Now I might be a little bit weird, but one of the awesome-est (definitely a word!) things about Pender Island in January is you can garden. Maybe not everyone thinks that way, but I sure do. I get to leave … Continue reading

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