Unearthing my green thumb

Spring is a flexible season in Canada’it can vary from Victoria’s daffodils in February to the first signs not arriving

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Spring is a flexible season in Canada’it can vary from Victoria’s daffodils in February to the first signs not arriving until June in some northern regions.But whatever the timing, there’s much joy in seeing those first green shoots, a patch of colourful crocus or even that first dandelion (we’re not there yet)!

This weekend I was finally able to get out into my own garden to do some much needed raking and cleaning up. Sure enough, buried under the dried debris and last year’s growth were far more new leaves and green than I had expected: tulips well up, forsythia starting to bloom and lilies just breaking through the soil. And after several hours of raking, digging and lugging, I realized the other great benefit of gardening: it really is a great workout (you can burn 340 calories an hour’the same as canoeing).

How far along is your garden? And what do you enjoy most about gardening?

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