Thursday, January 8, 2015

early bloomers

harlow and i are slowly getting back to our daily walking routine
he was excited to revisit our regular routes...
say hello to his favourite post person...
and sit immediately upon command in exchange for nibbles 
from the generous non-pet owners we meet with pockets full of dog treats.

on the way home from the village yesterday,
we stumbled upon these hellebores in bloom.
i had noticed their shoots popping up before the holidays
but didn't expect them to already be open.

hellebores have become a favourite for victoria gardeners
mostly because they are deer resistant.
(there was family of three in our front yard on the weekend 
but unfortunately, i wasn't fast enough with the camera)

yup...spring is about to start in the west coast,
and i'm really excited to revisit many of the gardens, parks and nature walks 
and share with you some of the beauty of our little island.

also, in 2015...
i have plans for more vegetables in my garden.
i just picked up a copy gayla trail's grow great grub from the library.
with a giant walnut tree in our back yard, 
i haven't had much success with vegetables in the past,
but gayla's container gardening ideas have really inspired me.

wishing you all a beautiful thursday



  1. Oh those blooms made me smile, so beautiful. Thank you. Hope you are enjoying your day.

  2. I think it will be another two months before we see any blooms here, how lucky you are to see them now :)


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