FLOWER POWER

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I’m so glad it’s finally Spring, especially since we just had the coldest Winter on record in Vancouver! Gardening is my favourite thing to do when the temperature starts going up a notch. It’s so relaxing . . . I totally zen out! Whether you’re a beginner (like me!) or a more advanced gardener, I highly recommend visiting the Garden Centre at Walmart since it’s a HQ for all things flowery, including seeds ranging from morning glories to marigolds to sunflowers. Psst . . . my personal favourites are sunflowers (fun fact: they change their direction according to the sun’s light!), gardening décor (a gorgeous pot can change everything), and tools like gloves, pots, trowels, and shovels to get the job done.

Want to make your garden the cream of the crop? Walmart has awesome solar powered lanterns, so your plants can shine bright 24/7 under gorgeous nighttime lighting. If you want to make your garden even more whimsical, throw in some statement pieces like statues, tabletop ornaments, and particularly wind chimes (which totally set the mood when they dance with the wind).

My advice is to get out there with your green thumb and create your own “relax zone” by planting some flowers in your garden. With the sun shining bright, it’s too beautiful outside to be sitting inside anyways. Here’s an idea that will grow on you: give someone (or yourself) a plant that you grew as a gift. Have fun creating the garden of your dreams!

~ Namarta

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