winter blues

21 Spring Flowers for Your Garden

With all this crazy winter weather you might be starting to think about spring. Spring may be buried under 2 feet of snow at the moment but soon enough the rain will come and the sun will shine. Then it will be time to start thinking about planting our gardens. It is good to find plants that will last through spring and into the summer to get the most out of your money. Also, A little attention to your garden can really spruce up your curb appeal. Flowers have also been know to lift your mood. So, take some time and do a little research to figure out what plants you might like to purchase this spring to make your garden look perfect. Plus, it’s a fun way to beat the winter blues.

You can check out this site from Better Homes and Gardens:

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/early-blooming-flowers/?slideId=9a28a0de-16ff-4ff9-a5fd-5024e3a4fe19

Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues is hard to do. With spring still a few weeks away and rain that doesn’t seem to cease, you might be looking for something to do that doesn’t include sitting at home watching re-runs of Breaking Bad. Have you ever checked out the Fraser Valley Circle Farm tours? Some of these farms offer tours, lessons, or even free samples.
Hofstedede’s Country Barn is one of my favorites. They have loads of local produce and organic products. You can find some of your favorite German or Dutch treats like salted licorice. YUM. They also have a bakery that serves some of the best soups and sandwiches in the Fraser Valley. And, if you are gluten free, you are able to get a gluten free sandwich on fresh in house baked bread.
In the fall, you might want to check out the Chilliwack corn maze. There is so much family fun pack into this one little spot. There is the obvious, the maze, but they also have a corn pit for kids, games, a jumping pillow, fire pits, picnic areas, and a pumpkin patch.
If you are interested in checking out some of these local gems I have attached the link to the flyer. Enjoy, spring will be here before you know it.

http://www.tourismchilliwack.com/files/File/Web%202015%20Circle%20Farm%20Tour.pdf