Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Wisteria, a beautiful drooping flowering tree that comes in a variety of colours from lilac, mauve, purple, or pink. Typically we see the lighter lilac/ mauve flowers here in Saanich and the simply stunning wisteria tree at Mattick’s Farm is a perfect example of the lighter lilac colour. From certain angles, this tree looks like […]

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Outdoor Living has arrived!

Ahh springtime, everything outside is brighter, fresher and more vivid. We’ve waited a long time for spring this year and everyone seems to be in a better mood now that the weather is warming up and the blossoms finally arrived! I always look forward to switching the patio or deck into outdoor enjoyment mode. Suddenly […]

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Union Club Ballroom complete

Here’s a few before and afters of the ballroom at the Union Club. It has turned out so beautiful! A huge thank you to Knappet Construction, especially to  Tony and Julie with their amazing carpentry skills. Nicholas, at Empress Painting, who is true artist with a paint brush, and the gorgeous work on the light fixtures […]

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Add a little sunshine…

  Yellow… it makes us think of happiness, sunshine, warmth, and brightness. Yellow is a primary colour and can range anywhere from a dark gold to lemon/lime. It is the most luminous of colours and we use it to catch attention, be seen at night, and promote visibility. Insects see yellow to collect pollen therefore […]

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Monday, 13 March 2017

For the love of Green!

St Patrick’s Day, the day for celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. We love to don our bright green sweaters, put green food dye in our Guiness beer or wear a symbolic shamrock. The particular shade of shamrock green is bright and festive- it truly is the shade of clover. I look up the meaning […]

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Pink is hip

February seems to be typically themed with many shades of pink. Whether it has to do with Valentines Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, or Anti-Bullying, pink is hip in February! Hot pink, carnation pink, baby pink, lavender pink, Barbie pink, rose pink, the list goes on!   Pink was defined in the 17th century and named after […]

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Needing a little colour today?

Looking for a little uplifting colour at your front door or patio? I know at this time of year, I sure am! Today especially!! I love it when the premulas start showing up at the supermarket garden areas and nurseries. It’s always uplifting to see the freshness and vividness of spring colour on our grey […]

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