Mar 02 2013

Harbinger of Spring #3

Published by under Tidings from Gabriola Island

primula

primula

early spring blossoms
early spring blossoms

In Nanaimo, the pink and white heather are already in bloom, as are the early¬†rhododendrons. Last weekend, I spotted these¬†spring blossoms in a friend’s garden in Tsawwassen, south of Vancouver, BC.

At this time time of year, I begin to crave spring greens. Ours have been eaten by our flock of pesky feral peacocks, but wild nettles will soon be ready for gathering, very very carefully, with rubber gloves!. See “Stinging What?”

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Mar 01 2013

Harbinger of Spring #2

Published by under Tidings from Gabriola Island

spring bulb shoots

The spring bulbs are pushing up.
Daffodils and hyacinth blooms should appear any day now.
One of the joys of West Coast living is an early spring.

 

 

 

daffodil shoots

 

 

 

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