Lucky me! I got to spend the day with local bloggers and fabulous ladies at the Hometalk Meetup at Milner Village Garden Centre for a Garden Party. I was introduced to the event from Funky Junk Donna from the popular blog, Funk Junk Interiors. Donna is a Hometalk Ambassador who took her cool junkin’ style to the event to show us how to make some pallet wood garden trugs.
Last night I joined some of my fellow bloggers from the Canadian Design and Lifestyle Bloggers West at the media preview for the Coquitlam Bouclair Home store. Bouclair Home is a Canadian company that combines value and style with exclusive designs created by their own in-house designers. Known for their exceptional value I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable everything was.
Let’s be fair, I had absolutely no interest in the “home” part of the show. I came for “garden” and it was a bit of a tough sell considering I was just at the greatest garden show on earth! That being said, there were a few things that I loved at the BC Home and Garden Show that I didn’t get to see at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
Western Independent Greenhouses
If you haven’t been to W.I.G., GO! Well, you will have to wait for them to open for the year, but when they do…GO! They have the most amazing succulents and their container displays are second to none.
Hey Vancouverites, are you looking for a night market that’s actually good for you? Cool urban farmers, Sam Philips and Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens have teamed up with the one and only Jessica Wadsworth to create the Mount Pleasant Victory Market.
The event is running in conjunction with the Livable Laneways Night Markets and features urban producers, growers and local small business. You’ll be pleased to find vendors like SOLEfood, Yummy Yards, Barefoot Farms, Backyard Buzz, Olla Flowers, Sugo Sauce, Patch and Victory Gardens.
The Mount Pleasant Victory Market takes place on Saturday August 4th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm in the laneway west of main and between 8th and Broadway. You won’t want to miss it.
If you are in Vancouver and want to learn how to grow food in containers this event is for you!
Victory Gardens is running a container gardening workshop at Old Faithful Saturday, May 12th from 9:30 – 11 AM. Not only will you learn some important basics on container gardening from this stylish collaboration, but also you will leave with your very own wooden crate planted with various greens and herbs and some certified organic Westcoast Seeds (my very favourite seeds!).
To register for this event, please go to http://www.Oldfaithfulshop.com/. Space is limited.