Our spring has been so very early out west that you can practically hear the plants growing. We've been busy potting up our regular crop of hanging baskets. Dad visits each year to help out Muriel-Anne, who is our basket-keeper and grower.Read More
Leaf & Ponder
A scrapbook from the Grow & Gather shop-keep: garden and landscape inspiration, botanical curiosities, small-farm quandaries, perennial favourites, and more from our little corner of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. When you run with Felcos, you're bound to make a clipping.
We didn't venture off to exotic climes this winter. Not that we usually do. Instead we tore up the nursery to improve some drainage issues and re-level the surface for easier access and safer footing. Linda, our groundskeeper, lifted each and every paving stone which Gail had laid several years ago with the garden centre's founders.Read More
I had the good fortune to sit in on an altogether too short presentation by Richard Hartlage, this week. His topic was trends in landscape design; the title should have been "Garden Envy 101, or how to spend three-quarter of a million dollars on plants for your yard."Read More
This is what we made these this week. Fifty-four times. It's true. And they all went home with a landscape professional, who gave them as thank you gifts to his clients. What lucky people they are! We think they were made ever more charming by a dusting of snow.Read More