If you’re looking for a poinsettia Dunvegan Gardens in Fort St John has you covered! Though you might want to wait for a warmer day to take one home. It’s -28 out there right now! Brrrr. On the other hand, it’s a great day to be in a greenhouse.
And no, in case you’re wondering, I don’t get anything from Dunvegan for writing this. The same can’t be said in reverse. Dunvegan gets a lot from me in the way of business, but often I just go out to browse and smell the roses so to speak. So I guess I do get something from them. On days when I am in a funk, a drive out to their gorgeous greenhouse always puts me in a better mood.
I was there a few weeks ago when they were decorating their Christmas trees (if you have never gone out there for Christmas you really are missing out) and I heard one of the workers tell a customer, “We have two seasons here, summer and Christmas.”
Of course, they’re open year round and there is always something beautiful to admire but for sure, summer and Christmas are when the place revs up into full, glorious gear.
Here’s a peek at just a few of their trees…
It’s on my bucket list to see a cardinal…this doesn’t exactly cross it off my list but now I can say I saw a few this winter. One day I am going to see a live one. And fireflies. Though probably not at the same time.
This tree is sort of decorated like the woodsy one we had for years.
And here’s one that goes with my new modern theme.
They even had a tree decorated like summer complete with a pansy inspired garland…their two seasons collide!
And whaaat? A shelf shaped like a giraffe. Very cute, but I think my bird shaped shelf is enough for one apartment.
And if poinsettias aren’t your thing they have quite a few Winterberry plants too. Though not as many.
Okay…enough eye candy and lollygagging about on the computer.