More than 30,000 acres of conifer-covered mountains and grazing grounds surround the K Diamond K Guest Ranch, which the Konz family has preserved and raised cattle on for more than half a century. A new, nonsmoking, handicap-accessible, log-cabin lodge cradles guests in 15 individually designed rooms, each of which offers comfortable handmade furniture, a private bath, and complimentary closet-monster repellant. Once morning light makes its way through the dense pines on the eastern ridge, guests meet in the dining area to enjoy hearty breakfast plates and plan out daily activities. More than 60 horses carry riders through a network of trails, and a trickling creek leads the way to several mountain lakes with ample room for catching trout or discussing optimal flight routes with migratory waterfowl. Guests also enrich visits by participating in daily ranch activities including cattle driving, as well as branding and birthing demonstrations.
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.
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.