Sunday, March 29, 2009

Busy weekend!

Looking down onto a stream from the Galloping Goose Trail.

A view down the trail.

A view from the trail across Sooke Basin. We live WAY around the bend to the left.

Holy crap! Did we ever get a lot accomplished this weekend. Must be the wonderful Spring weather.

Saturday was kinda cool ad drizzly so we grocery shopped, hit the hardware store and then a garden center. Gardenworks, on Island Highway, is a fantastic place to browse and fantasize about your yard and how wonderful it would look with so many of the great plants they have there. It is a bit pricey, especially their pots, but after visiting a couple of other places we decided you kinda get what you pay for. We picked up 3 gallon-size Ceanothus 'Victoria' to plant on our hillside down from the house. This plant is also known as California Lilac and they have loads of blue lilac-type flowers in early summer, which the bees/butterflies/hummingbirds just love. They eventually will get to about 8 feet high and almost as wide. We already have three large ones in the upper garden and we really like them so we thought we'd add more. The planting turned out so well that we decided to go back and get another set of three. Also on our plant list is Golden Bamboo, for special corner of the yard.

Sunday was planting day, gorgeous sunshine and just right temps for working outside. First though we took a 1 1/2 hour hike along the Galloping Goose Trail. VERY peaceful and beautiful scenery. We made ourselves a promise to do much more exploring this summer.

All in all a great weekend and we managed to get some exercise in too!

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