Thursday, September 20, 2012

Garden Bulbs on Sale.

This just came across in my emails this morning, and I couldn't help myself from sharing it with you.  400 bulbs for the garden on sale for $57.99 with shipping & handling included.  Apparently they are deer resistant (although you can never be sure).  Here's the link, with planting instructions :

Of course, I'd still recommend hitting our local Gabriola nurseries with their fantastic knowledge, but if you're looking for a little supplement these might help.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September: back to school or the beach ?

Well it's officially back to school and most people are back into their routines and schedules.  We were taking photos of 392 Decourcy today, and the clear water and empty beaches just looked too beautiful not to share with you.  If you have the time, it's worth making the trip to Gabriola and stretching out your summer, you may just end up with a beach to yourself.  If you'd like to make it into a picnic, I would suggest getting a takeout lunch from either Mad Rona's coffee bar or the Old Crow in the Folklife Village. 
Submitted by: Tina Lynch

Saturday, September 1, 2012

FORAGE: Gathering Artistic Ideas on Gabriola

Gabriola is a great place to delight in the artistic endeavours of the local residents. We were royally treated this past week to an influx of talented artists from near and far for a three day event “Forage” at Feedlot Studios. This community of about 50-60 artists was inclusive, open, sharing and supportive and I really had the sense that the participants of Forage wanted to create success for each other. It was a chance to look at the business side of art, something that often seems overlooked and taboo to discuss. Mariko & Bryan McCrae of Feedlot studios organized this enriching event and brought in the talents and generosity of The Surf and MadRona’s who hosted the evening presentations.