Category Archive for: ‘Photography’

Spotted Rhubarb And Leeks At The Farmers Market Medium

Spotted: Rhubarb and Leeks at the Market

The Farmer’s Markets are opening again for the year and that means lots and lots of rhubarb and leeks. While many gardeners have more of their fair share of these prolific growers, it’s a great indicator of what is to come: a season a fresh fruit and veg. We missed you and are happy to see you back at the …

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Grand Scale Holiday Lights At VanDusen Garden

Holiday Lights to Dress Up the Winter Garden

Full disclosure: these are NOT photos of my garden. Oh how I wish that it was…well, maybe not. I would have a broken body from the amount of work it takes to manage the 55 acres that makes up the beautiful VanDusen Gardens. Each year VanDusen dresses up their 255,000 plants and surrounding areas with the most amazing holiday displays, some of …

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Bee Swarm At UBC Farm

Honey Bee Swarm

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Tulip Festival 2010 9

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival + How to Grow Tulips

A few years back I visited Skagit Valley in Washington state where each year they delight visitors with a little taste of what Holland’s tulip farms might be like during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The area is home to many producers of spring flowers including tulips, daffodils, and irises. The festival runs April 1-30 of any given year and …

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Snowy Owls In Vancouver Delta Boundary Bay December 2011 6

Snowy Owls in Boundary Bay, Delta, British Columbia

This winter we are incredibly lucky to have a large number of Snowy Owls visiting right now in Delta.  Snowy Owls are normally found in the Arctic where their main meal is a small Arctic rodent, the lemming.  Due to a decline in the lemming population (which happens approximately every 4 years) the owls have migrated to locations like  Boundary Bay in Delta looking for food. These magnificent birds are a beautiful sight …

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Euonymous Europaeus Aka European Spindle Tree Small

Euonymous europaeus AKA European Spindle Tree

While shopping for interesting foliage to add to my holiday planters and wreaths, I was stopped in my tracks by this interesting beauty: Euonymous europaeus. There are some really fascinating winter blooming plants that I have seen, like witch hazel ‘Diane‘ and white forsythia, but I wasn’t familiar with this one.  Turns out these aren’t the blooms at all but the fruit that has set seed. Regardless, …

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