Upcoming Peace Country Garden Tours!

Just one of many gorgeous gardens from the 2012 North Peace Horticultural Society Tour in Fort St. John

Just one of many gorgeous gardens from the 2012 North Peace Horticultural Society Tour in Fort St. John

The North Peace Horticultural Society in Fort St. John are having their annual Garden Tour on Sunday July 21, 2013 from 10:00AM until 4:00PM. Tickets are available at the Fort St John Museum for one week prior to the event and on the day of the event. For more information contact 250-789-3656

One of the beautiful sights from the Dawson Creek & District Garden Tour 2012

One of the beautiful sights from the Dawson Creek & District Garden Tour 2012

The Dawson Creek & District Horticultural Society will be holding their annual Garden Tour and Tea on Sunday July 28th 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm. Maps are available the morning of the tour at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery for $5 each. Tea and goodies will be served at the Seniors Hall on McKeller Ave for an additional $5 charge. For more information contact Barbara Carlson at 250-782-8439

I posted pictures of all of last year’s gardens on this site so if you’ve never gone on the tour and want to get an idea of what you have been missing check them out! It never ceases to amaze me what talented gardeners we have here in the Peace. The gardens are always gorgeous and never fail to impress. Can you tell I am looking forward to the tours already?

If anyone knows of any other tours happening in the Peace please comment below or send me an email so I can let everyone else know too!

Fuzzy Snow

Tree fluff piling up in the garden. From a distance it looked just like frost!

Tree fluff piling up in the garden. From a distance it looked just like frost!

Here you can see the fluff all through a bed of perennials...it's everywhere!

Here you can see the fluff all through a bed of perennials…it’s everywhere!

For the last couple days it’s been snowing fuzz…tree fuzz that is. In the morning it looked like frost was covering the garden so it was a relief to discover it was just white tree fluff. At first I thought it was dandelion fluff (well at first I thought it was frost THEN I thought it was dandelion fluff) and since I was getting ready to weed, such a thick covering of dandelion seeds falling on my garden was a discouraging sight to say the least!

I suppose a gazillion cottonwood seedlings sprouting in the garden isn’t exactly encouraging either. I appreciate how all plant life is important to our planet and am happy to let nature have its way with well over 59 acres of our 60 acre property…the one small acre I garden on is where I get selective in my plant choices.

Several miles from our place in the community of Rolla they are experiencing trees failing to leaf out or only putting out a handful of leaves per tree. It seems like it’s the aspens that are most affected. Maybe our incredible amount of fluff and their strangely affected trees are nature’s way of balancing something out. I have read how trees communicate with each other in ways we are only beginning to understand. It’s all very worrisome. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all turns out and what the experts have to say about it.

Have you heard anything? Do you know anything about this? If so, please share!