Friday, March 12, 2010

Pink Saturday-Spring Forward

We spring forward this weekend and  change our clocks for daylight savings time.  I am so excited as this means it's almost time to start planting my garden.  In Oklahoma the last freeze is still around April 1st...

so until it's safe I am just planning new flower combinations for this year's garden and getting inspiration from Buchart Garden in Victoria, British Columbia. 


I loved my visit several years ago to this wonderful garden and can't wait until I have the opportunity to go back again.

Pink feathery Astillbes

The climate and conditions are perfect for gardening and the flowers are some of the best specimens I've ever seen.

I'm looking to forward to "springing forward" even though I lose an hour of sleep I know it signals that Spring is almost here!! 

Happy Pink Saturday!  Go visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for more inspiration.  


  1. What a beautiful garden!
    Happy PS!

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    Maggie Mae
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  2. pretty flowers! Happy Pink Saturday Grace

  3. I am from Vancouver so I have been to Butchart Gardens a few times!! So beautiful! With the mild weather we have had this year we have so many flowers and blossoms out right now! SO beautiful! Except for the allergies! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your Pink Saturday! Sherri : )

  4. Gorfeous pictures. I specially liked the arbor was so pretty. Happy Pinks and have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Ummm,that word was supposed to be gorgeous. Please excuse the typos.. xxxx CC

  6. Haven't been to Butchart Gardens since BK (before kids) at least 13 years ago. It was winter, so we toured the gardens at night in the snow by candlelight with carolers and hot cider. It was still delightful. Lovely photos. Holly:)

  7. Hello sweet friend...

    Just read your sweet note and wanted to come by to say hello! So very happy to see you, Darlin'! Sonia, my sister live close to the Texas Hill Country! Sure wished I were going with you! Do you have family in that area? Ohhh yes, I love, love, LOVE all the unique shops around that'll have fun!!! My Sis said that they've been having beautiful weather. Enjoy your trip, Darlin'!

    Oooh...I love your photos of the Buchart Gardens! I remember you posting about this fabulous place before! Ohhh...don't you just adore that rose covered arch by the garden gate? I'd love to have something like that! Sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your photos with us, sweet lady! And...thank you for coming by! I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note!

    Have a super Sunday, Sonia!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  8. Very nice - Happy late Pink Saturday!

  9. Such beautiful scenes and blooms!
    Great captures Sonia.

    Have a lovely week.

  10. Pretty pink flowers :-) Can't wait till spring gets here and we can enjoy them for real!!

    Thanks for checking out my kitchen makeover. It really came together once the cabinets were painted. Never underestimate the power of paint!! :-)


  11. Butchart Gardens is my all time favorite garden! I've been several times and could return each year if only I lived closer. I'm in awe of what was created there. Love the story! Thanks for sharing your photos. Makes me eager to get back for another visit.


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