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New Plants for the Front Garden

Work on the yard and garden has been a very slow process. The first summer we had the house we just sat back and watched what grew. In the fall I planted some bulbs and called it good. The second … Continue reading

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Green Flowers

Well I just about posted a “green” post up before the end of St. Patrick’s Day. I was hoping to have these bright and breezy green colored flowers up first thing this morning and then THIS happened. Anyways a 58 … Continue reading

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Broom or Gorse – the good, the bad and the ugly?

(****January 19, 2015 – editing the post to mention that the plant that I thought was broom, and had been referred to me locally as broom, is probably gorse. Thank you to Frances for sending me all the links on … Continue reading

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My July Garden – Pender Island, BC, Canada

I thought it might be nice to do a walk through of our garden out on Pender. By the time July has arrived things are getting pretty dry due to the lack of rain making it a very different garden … Continue reading

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Spring Daffodils

Daffodil season on Pender Island is stunning. Daffodils are one of the few flowers deer choose not to eat, so while my tulips have been eaten right down to the ground, the daffodils around our house flourish. The lady who … 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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Details at the Beach – Gowlland Point, Pender Island, BC

A little while ago I shared this blog post that highlighted gorgeous scenic views from the beach at Gowlland Point on South Pender Island. The same evening, with the light dipping fast, I was able to capture a few details … Continue reading

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