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Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden preparing for spring

Ian Jacobs, reporter
February 20, 2013 — At the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, signs of spring have come early. As clean up begins for this year’s gardening season, VanDusen gardeners are getting an early start on spring preparation.

Spring is just around the corner at VanDusen's Botanical Garden
Spring is just around the corner at VanDusen's Botanical Garden

Gardeners are hard at work, cutting back perennials and pruning at Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden. They're chores that can't be attempted in other parts of the country yet, because of all the snow.

At a time when varying degrees of sun shine down on the 55 acre lot, smaller flowers and plants have been able to survive. 

If you're planning on preparing for spring, gardener Harry Jongerden says it's important to plan ahead. He suggests plotting out your garden before the warmer weather hits.

“You [also] need to know when a plant blooms," he says.

"If you buy it because it looks good in May, it’s not likely to look good in August... as you plan your garden, [think about] when you want things to bloom.”  

Visit Lawn & Garden for more gardening tips.

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