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Monday, May 9, 2011

Victoria Clipper Vacation Contest/ Giveaway -Ends 6-30-11 (EXPIRED)

If you love flowers and have been thinking of a weekend getaway, you should check out the beautiful gardens in Victoria, British Columbia called Butchart Gardens. In fact, Victoria Clipper has a Giveaway currently running which includes a Getaway to Victoria (and Butchart Gardens!) for two.


THE PRIZE: Northwest Multi City Vacation Getaway for Two
  • Cruise on the Victoria Clipper plus a champagne continental breakfast aboard
  • One night accommodation at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
  • Transportation via Cruise Victoria motor coach to the Butchart Gardens
  • Admission for two to The Butchart Gardens including high tea
  • Pacific Coach Lines transportation and BC Ferry between Victoria and Vancouver, BC
  • One night stay at Delta Vancouver Suites in Vancouver, BC
  • Tickets for the Hop On Hop Off Vancouver Trolley Tour
  • Amtrak Cascades transportation between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC
  • One night stay at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle
  • Savor Seattle Pike Place Market Tour

Getting your garden ready

I am so excited to begin the process again this season of getting my garden ready for our summer favorites! I don't consider myself an expert in this area but I have learned a few tips from the years in my particular climate with certain flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables that I hope may be of assistance in the next several months. I also will post some websites with gardening information that have been very helpful for me. Garden Guides and The Sequim Lavender Festival blogsite (to get things started) has great tips for herbs such as lavender, my favorite!
If you have children, get them involved in the planting process too. I like to set up an area just for my son to plant his favorites and learn each year as well. We have a great time getting dirty and many homeschool science lessons have been completed in the backyard and nearby farms and gardens.