You know that saying "planting seeds for long term change"?I came across that today and found it quite comforting. I came across a hilarious meme about people getting excited about watching their seeds germinate. I have been getting so ridiculously excited about seeing my plant babies getting bigger and bigger! I say silly things like … Continue reading Planting seeds for long term change
Pemberton's Seedy Saturday is returning again this year! Get a Spring in your step by coming down to the barn to trade seeds, take part in our workshops, visit our vendors and get inspired for the summer ahead! There will be the seed trade table, vendors including West Coast Seeds, the Pemberton Seed Library and … Continue reading Seedy Saturday seed swap and workshops, March 24, 11am – 3pm at the Downtown Community Barn
Gardening angst is a whole new experience for me. Since we moved to an acreage, I have been happily harvesting the incredible variety of medicinal plants that inhabit the space. Hawthorn, devil's club, cottonwood, fir, wild geranium - a living, breathing apothecary that I just bumbled into by chance. I can hardly believe my good … Continue reading Confessions of a newbie gardener
The Women’s Institute’s annual Plant and Bake Sale takes place Saturday, May 3, from 9am until noon, in the Pemberton Legion parking lot. For those in the know, it is the best place to pick up Pemberton-tested plants and seeds, and then to recover from the frenzy at the baking and concession stand inside the … Continue reading Event: Women’s Institute Plant and Bake Sale, May 3
Here it comes, whether we want it to arrive or not... Fall. It seems like not so long ago I was trying to figure out how to fit the planting of my garden in between the sorting, shipping and planting of potatoes on the farm. Spring is always a frantic scramble to get things done. … Continue reading Green Thumbs: Ready or Not Here It Comes
It's not too late to put some seeds (or seedlings) in the ground... You never know what might come of it!
Wondering what to put into the spare spaces of your new strawberry patch? Check out this awesome companion planting grid, before you do something dastardly like throw in some broccoli seeds... This chart was put together by blogger OneCreativeMommy based on information from my fave seed supplier, West Coast Seeds.
Sam and I drove down to Van on Sunday to hit the annual tuber sale hosted at the beautiful Van Dusen Gardens. The drive was nice and smooth and once past Squamish I scoped out plants obsessively from my window seat. Flowering currants growing cliffside, followed by flashy azaleas and once in the city magnolias galore, cherry … Continue reading Green Thumb: Growing Dahlias
Spring is in the air. We're excited to welcome the season of green shoots, rising rivers, snow melt, and awakening earth, with a regular column about gardening and growing things. We've tapped into a range of local expertise and will feature posts from green thumb contributors: farmer and homesteader Michelle Beks, local organic flower growers … Continue reading Meet the Green Thumbs
What I love about living in Pemberton/Mt Currie is that it's perfectly acceptable here to geek out on gardening. In fact, wanting to play in the dirt and grow things doesn't make you a geek at all. It puts you in great company, with organic farmers, pro skiers, and/or your condo neighbours. This year, we're … Continue reading Green Thumbs: The First Spring Egg!