Everything about nature forces us to SLOW down and have
patience. Gardening is an instrument of grace that sets us back into the SLOW
circles. The smell of freshly turned earth warming in the early morning sun, the
SLOW spread of color and the unforgettable scent of Geraniums, Peonies
and my favourite
Lily of The Valley.
& SEEDY SATURDAY |
is a dream come true for the avid gardener. Known as the "Garden City",
Victoria has a year round growing season and is home to Canada's mildest climate!
is a wonderful way to exercise and we all know that exercise is the enemy of stress!!!
Anyone who has spent time working in a garden knows the soothing, stress-relieving
effect it has! Did you know that working in the garden for 45 minutes can burn
the same number of calories as 30 minutes of jogging or aerobics?
gardening show of 2008 and their 15th annual!!! It was very successful!! At first
glance it looked to be an" in and out" in five minutes kind of event
but upon a closer look I found myself very intrigued by all the excitement of
the more seasoned gardener and the up and coming enthusiasts.
Gardening is very much on the rise as was evident in the many seeds available
for purchase. Everything offered was very "green" right down to Sea
a mixture of fish and forest fines that are composted for two years
from Vancouver Island.
local produce was available from Dan's
Farm Market, FoodRoots
Farms. A delectable choice of jams from Valhalla Farms Herbs 'n' Things were
offered and let me just say
.to die for!! Just a hint
of heat and undeniable flavour!! And it's organic!!! Henri, owner and creator
of all the jams and jellies tells me that people order this a dozen at a time!!!
Street Market is gearing up for their season starting in May and goes right
through till October.
to create a livable outdoor space
look no further then Dig This
decorative to functional accessories
they have it all!!
to SLOW down and relax? Sooke
Harbour House was very visible at the garden show showing their support for
local growers and farmers. Although I have never experienced their cuisine, the
reputation for being a first class restaurant is well known. Eat, sleep and relax
at this incredible escape!!
great event was sponsored by Cannor Nursery, Dig
This and Times Colonist.
Hosted by: James Bay Market Society
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