It’s for the Birds

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These beautiful second growth Douglas firs offer an excellent roosting spot for a pair of Ravens that visit our property regularly. We see them every morning doing aerial acrobatics and in the evening perching at the top of our largest tree enjoying the last rays of sun.

Miracle Beach

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20 km north of Courtenay and about 1&1/2 hours drive north from the Gabriola ferry is Miracle Beach Provincial Park. This campground, in a mature second growth forest, has 200 campsites and every one is beautifully maintained and quite private. The campground has numerous walking trails, an amphitheater, a playground, a nature house, showers and… Read more »

Good Earth

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It was late on a rainy afternoon as I headed out for my daily walk. I choose a different route than usual and found myself at the Good Earth market garden. I saw that their garden is far ahead of mine with vegetables almost ready to pick and was reminded that the Gabriola Farmers Market… Read more »

The Cottage Garden

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On sunday morning I drove out to Gabriola’s Orlebar Point. There across from a beautiful stretch of sandstone beach with a fabulous view of the Entrance Island lighthouse is a delightful little plant stand called The Cottage Garden. I found Pat at work in her great selection of bedding plants. We chatted for a while… Read more »

How Does My Garden Grow

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With this beautiful balmy weather we are having it is hard to resist the call of the great outdoors and the little voice in my head that says ‘go buy plants’. Lucky us, we have the Wild Rose Garden Centre on Gabriola Island. They literally have all our gardening needs – plants, pots, tools, seeds,… Read more »