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Urban Gardening With Succulents in Beautiful Vancouver, BC


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Things I Learned Today

Hello,

Image Everything is crazy at this time of year.  Exams are coming up for school and the garden store is bumping.  I thought it would be fun to share 5 things I learned today working at the garden store.

1) Bees are attracted to the colours blue and purple

2) Moss looks great surrounding spring bulbs in terra cotta’s

3) Miniature Maple Trees are commonly weeping 

4) People love Pansies 

5) One third of all the food we consume is pollinated by bees

Happy Gardening!

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Flower Power

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Today was a good day.  It was my first day of work during the spring season and as a kind gesture the garden store I work at was handing out cut daffodils.  I had the satisfying job, as a cashier of handing out the flowers to customers.  It really made the six-hour shift go by incredibly fast.  It was alarming to see how happy flowers make people. 

Toddlers loved receiving the promotional gift, a quote from one toddler was “When I get home I am going to put this in the ground” (how adorable!).  Another one said “how beautiful” while gleaming at the flower. Though it wasn’t just toddlers who were moved by the flowers, there were young adults, parents and even grandparents whose faces instantly brightened up. One customer even left to grab a jar filled with water from his car to keep his cut flower happy during the ride home.  The majority of those who accepted the daffodil wore a large grin and walked out of the store in a better mood then they came in.

 It got me wondering why receiving a single cut daffodil from a garden store can leave such a positive impact?  Some of the thoughts I had were that receiving flowers brings recognition and the feelings of being cared and loved… I am still unsure what about flowers make people so happy, me included, but I would love to hear any ideas 🙂