Monday, May 21, 2012

Greenhouse Green-ness

~ May 8 - peppers & tomatoes ~
I'm adjusting to a new 'lifestyle' in how I will be gardening this year. It's tough - I'm working a 9-5 job now, hopefully for just the summer months & I'm finding it really difficult finding time to spend in the gardens like I've become accustomed to.

It's amazing how some plants will just carry on without constant daily checks. Currently, my 'babies' in the greenhouse seem to be doing just fine & it's not until I study my photos that I see just how well they are doing.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Blooms - Part 3 (Butchart Gardens)

~ Japanese Gardens ~
This is the last post for my trip to Butchart Gardens - I took many more pictures than I'm sharing here, but there has to be a limit to certain things in life (right....)

I made it a point to wander slowly through the Japanese Gardens, which is like stepping into another world compared to the rest of the estate. Very green, mossy, peaceful & intriguing. I hope to make it back again in the early fall to see changing of the leaves.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Blooms - Part 2 (Butchart Gardens)

 The tulips at Butchart were stunning, but they weren't the only things in bloom at this time of year. The rhododendrons are starting to put on their own display & surprisingly enough, the daffodils are still in bloom!

The following photos are of just a few of the different varieties of daffodils:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Blooms - Part 1 (Butchart Gardens)

~ Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC ~
On Friday, my mom & I went to Butchart Gardens while we were down in Victoria. The morning started off a bit chilly & overcast, but that didn't stop us from arriving early - so early that we were the 2nd car in the lot & they weren't 'officially' open just yet.