Spring Ahead

We will be as gods this weekend, turning time to gain that extra hour of daylight, and looking forward to the warmth of the sun.

Here on Vancouver Island, we go from the black and white of a Wes Craven film…

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…to the technicolor splendor of Oz..  

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Being in the renowned Butchart Gardens is a veritable Spring immersion.

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In 1904 Robert Pim Butchart built his fortune on cement, and the limestone dug from a quarry, near the house he shared with his wife Jennie. 

Looking at nature vanquished, Jennie had a vision… and tons of top soil and effort later, a “bleak pit” was turned into a world class garden.

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Every year, 1 million “bedding plants”, in 700 varieties, keep Butchart in bloom from March through October.

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From environmental eyesore, to a blooming paradise, the gardens offer a prime example of the power of conversion.  

So here’s to all the “conversions” to come!

 

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May a million flowers bloom!

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 Spring forth…

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