Friday, March 26, 2010

The name says it all

Sunshine Hills, on the heights above Burns Bog, gets started on their spring blooms a couple of weeks before the rest of Delta.

Last week, they were running the April program up there:


Magnolia center

Pasque flower. I love those feathery leaves!

These look like they're made of wax. They're not.

Pieris japonica

Pink heather. This blooms all winter up here.

White magnolia, small-petalled variety. This was on a huge tree, a mass of white blooms top to bottom.

Pretty fly on the white magnolia.

Sunshine Hills is early; my shady garden is late. But yesterday morning, the first flower bud of my Dutchman's breeches started to unfold. We'll get there, yet.


  1. Beautiful flowers, and great shots! I lived in Vancouver for several years; you're reminding me of how much I loved your part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your shots have captured the essence of spring beauty. Yes, Spring is finally upon us. Well, most of us.

  3. I've always wanted to go to Burns Bog. I didn't know they had activities for the public over there.

  4. Lorena, the tours look interesting. We've never been on one, just wandered the paths alone, usually getting lost in the process.

    (Don't ask me how; there are only two loops, but we always seem to take the wrong entrance.)


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