Sunday, April 21, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Its a tad green around here and I couldn't be happier! The weather Gods have blessed us with a fair amount of sunshine and my garden has responded with vim and vigor...

We live on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada and it can get pretty darn depressing here during the winter, but when the rain has finished falling...and the warm spring sun comes peeking out...our gardens tend to go into overdrive.

When we moved to Gibsons almost two years ago and began our search for a home I knew it had to be a place that offered peace and tranquility. It had to have flowers, birds and bees and be within walking distance of the ocean...

Well we found all of that and more...the house needed work, lots of work, gutting it from top to bottom. Thank goodness its nearly finished and we can breath a sigh of relief as it seems that all we've done since we moved here are home renovations.

So now I can finally go out to play in the garden! Overgrown flower many to count had to be dug out and the plants moved to other areas. It's still a work in progress but I am starting to see the fruits of my labor.

We put up some farm fencing so now our yard is completely enclosed...deer damaged plants are recovering but we still get the occasional bear climbing the fence to check out our compost pile...the other day I saw a Bob-Cat...beautiful!

Did I mention the air...the air is sweet, moist and scented with the smell of a thousand flowers...bees are thrumming and Hummingbirds...well,there humming...

The Camellia bush has put on a spectacular show this year and the Peony's buds are ready to burst. A Rhododendron has bloomed amidst the shade.

A few tulips wave there heads here and there...

My favorite time is the morning...I take my coffee and stroll the garden paths...watching for new growth...noting any changes.

I love this place...

H O M E 

Have a sunshiny day

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