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Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunny Day at UBCA wonderful sunny day compared to the constant heavy rain we've had. I decided to walk through UBC Botanical Gardens. On the drive I noticed the Cherries & Plums were in full bloom and at the gardens, many of the Rhododendrons had started blooming. It was a perfect day to take a walk and enjoy the warmth of a sunny spring day.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy Valentines Day & Great News!What a great day for me! I learned this morning that I've been accepted as a new Plant Files Administrator. Wow. Lots to learn and a great way to help out at DG. I'm delighted.
I had a nice dinner out with my sweetheart.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' plume
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Mother Nature is in ChargeI took a drive through Stanley Park which is in downtown Vancouver today. The snow and wind from late November caused significant damage. I did not think the damage was so significant until I saw it for my own eyes. The road around the park looked like a logging road and the forest was flattened in the most exposed NorthWestern side. I spent the rest of the day updating accession information at VanDusen Botanical Gardens for one of the beds that is being updated.
The roots on a large uprooted tree.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
A Walk in the GardensI had a chance to walk through VanDusen Botanical Gardens today. It was the first time I really took a look at the damage from November/December. A large number of specimen trees either fell or were badly damaged in the wind/snow storms. It's a shame to see tops of trees sheered off and significant limb ripping.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Gardening Talk, Primula & Fun with PhotosI went to a very interesting slideshow and talk by David Tarrant at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. His slides of gardens from all over the world was refreshing, colourful and unique. I certainly enjoyed it.
I went with a neighbour to pickup up a flat of Primula at Homodepot to add a bit of winter colour to the garden.
I discovered a few interesting things with PaintShop Pro so had a bit of fun with it as shown below.
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