I’ve been in a bit of a cloud lately. A whirlwind of shipping & growing plants; tis the season afterall. With a forgiving winter and a warm spring to follow, people are extra excited to get their hands dirty. Greenhouse crops of marigold and lobelia seem to evaporate almost as quickly as we can grow them.
“Sold out, sorry try again next year.”
As we tirelessly work away under the warm glow of the greenhouse all else seems to take second stage. There’s something magical about this time of year. Exhaustion aside, it’s an exciting thing to be a part of. Around 6:30pm on Friday evening I felt a surliness manifest and decided to give myself a weekend to recharge and recuperate. Tomorrow is another day of course and those delphiniums aren’t going to move themselves. The visual gratification of this gig is unsurpassed. A backyard garden offers a handful of surprises but a 6 acre greenhouse operation offers many. I sit on the deck at work and look upon a strawberry field at dusk. One million white flowers wave and dance in the wind, “is this really where I work?” It seems like a dream or maybe an ice cream headache. This has been quite the season thus far and we’re only just getting started.
Looking for the strange and unusual? The fine people up at Gardenworks Blenkinsop (4290 Blenkinsop Rd Saanich, BC) have given me a table to show off my wares. If you’re looking for echiums, sonchus, passiflora or other oddities please check out my table. Lots to see.
Hope to be writing more in the coming weeks, not enough hours in the day…