After years at the helm of his family’s 60-year-old garden centre in Burnaby, Barry Kuypers opted for a change of scenery. He and his family moved to Kelowna and opened The Kelowna Flower Farm. Now managed by his daughter Carrie, the plant centre welcomes clients with a country farm's hospitality and a green thumbs up. The gardening professionals choose shrubs, blossoms, and herbs that can adapt to the Okanagan climate, and their bedding plants run the alphabet from abutilons to zinnias. Clients have their choice of around 2,000 hanging baskets and heritage perennials, which return year after year to remind households to file their taxes. A selection of exotic plants adds flair to yards with tropical water plants, mandevillas, and lemon trees to replace money trees that have only sprouted IOUs.
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Prestige's experienced professionals sculpt lawns, foliage, and gardens with landscaping and yard maintenance services. Kick back and share a glass of lemonade with the lawnmower as prestige's yard gurus trim trees, prune shrubs, clean up vines, and trim hedges. Grass groomers apply fertilizer, and a zero-turn Walker Mower glides over turf, contours around trees and garden beds, and snips blades to give yards an even haircut. Flowers can refresh their parched petals after landscapers adjust irrigation systems, and soil breaths deep after an aeration treatment. Meanwhile, turf experts use the environmentally friendly Integrated Pest Management system to expel insects, wrangle weeds into submission, and punish garden gnomes for toilet papering the dog.
Amid the sunny, pistachio-coloured walls of Green & Bear It, a treasure trove of chic outdoor wear, useful gardening gear, and sweet-smelling lotions and perfumes decks out greenskeepers with the tools and trinkets of successful plant husbandry. Customers don wellington boots from Hunter for strolling through dewy pastures, or equip themselves with hedge clippers, rakes, and pitchforks for clearing new beds or chasing away trespassing frankenstein monsters. Over 500 varieties of non-GMO heirloom seeds from West Coast Seeds sprinkle the earth with fresh new greenery, and Woodstock Chimes fill the air with haunting notes and melodies carried by the wind. Guests ready themselves for fruitful yardwork labours with adorable floppy sun hats, sleek rain jackets, and Swarovski-crystal jewellery from local artist Kelly Sweet.
Since 1954, Bylands Garden Centre, the British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association's 2010 Grower of the Year, has populated a 400-acre nursery with a verdant variety of trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers, complemented by a range of tools, gardening accessories, home décor, jewellery and gifts. Canadian trees and shrubs are hardy enough to withstand the elements and happily befriend lonely snowmen. Blueberry plants ($13.50) may, over time, enliven drab muffins, and hydrangeas burst into fertile globes of vibrant colours atop a flowerbed covered in a cape of Black Diamond top soil ($5.99). As with a theoretical physicist in a Hawaiian print shirt, small tropical plants ($4.99) add an unexpected dash of the exotic.
Tod Mountain Ranch owner and Ireland native Tracey O'Connell has spent her life traveling the world. But in 2007, she bought an 80-acre former cattle ranch after falling in love with the Canadian wilderness near Louis Creek Valley. Today, this property is the Tod Mountain Ranch, which plays host to both humans and horses—its herd of 20 equines roam the ranch and lead a natural lifestyle, never stalled or stabled. Guests of the human variety spend their time riding, hiking, and relaxing at the main lodge, which was built in 2009 along with the guest cabins. Inside each cabin is handmade log furniture, crafted by a local artisan.
When guests aren't exploring the alpine wilderness, they congregate on the main lodge's wrap-around porch over coffee or a cold beer. You won't go hungry at the Tod Mountain Ranch, whose resident chef prepares breakfast, lunch, and a three-course dinner daily. After dinner, head out to the campfire to sing folk songs and gossip about your favorite horses.