Group plant walk

The next 1 hour guided group plant walk at the Horticultural Centre of the pacific at 505 Quail Road will be (to be announced)

1 hour guided group plant walk at the Horticultural Centre of the pacific $18 day-pass included.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thornless Blackberries

Absolutely delicious.  No thorns!  Tough plant!  Wow.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Combo #1

Thimble berry daylillies!


I wonder how these could be preserved? So crisp and nectary!  Yay daylillies:)

Saturday, May 16, 2015


It's totally awesome to share the first strawberry with Tessa.  On this steep, south facing slope, I think they are ripening early!  
Here is the plant, surrounded by bind weed.  This slope needs all of the binding it can get as it used to be shaded by cedars and it's now exposed to the elements.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Berberis Darwinii in bloom

These flower, once pollinated, will make tasty berries.


Bracken ferns are unfurling their fiddle heads.  Aquilinium esculent in.  Don't eat these raw.  The should be blanched and soaked in water for a couple hours and then fried.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ribes Sanguineum (Red Flowering Currant)

These beautiful flowers make a great addition to salads or to decorate a dish.
Thanks for showing me to Tom Kral (Natures Chef).

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Evergreen huckle berries

Yumm.  The ripe ones taste just like blue berries.  The less than ripe ones are like a mild Oregon grape.
I don't know of any other berries ripe for the picking at this time of year!

Catkins and baby shoots

Catkins on the hazel nut trees are quite nice to look at.  The day Lillie's shooting up mean it's spring!