Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Thelma, I have lived in the Pacific North West on the south end of Vancouver Island since 1993 and I’m intrigued with gardening!
My husband and I moved here to study Horticulture, well… he was enrolled in the course, I was working, but, being so fascinated by the subject, studied with him as much as I could. We started our own business, ok, he really did, but you know when your married its never just one sided. I worked with him, in between my own career and other courses.
I was and still am fascinated by all of the different plants that grow here. In this mild temperate zone you can garden all year, my garden became my own personal experiment, constantly changing while learning what will grow, and attempting to make the garden pretty and colourful. My focus has changed recently to growing vegetables, for so many differnt reasons. I’ve always dabbled and had 3 raised beds full of some herbs & veggies, we’ve added on a few more with 10 now, as well as a small greenhouse and a crazy amount of pots!
Our garden isn’t huge we have a smaller town lot, we do have a sunny south-facing area for veggies and the greenhouse. With our milder climate and the ability to grow year round it makes sense to take advantage of this, so my new challenge and experiment is underway..