Daffodils and crocuses are beginning to come into bloom.

Daffodils and crocuses are beginning to come into bloom.

Saanich in Style – Signs of spring begin to appear

I’m hoping we get an early spring, and the first signs of it are in the garden island at the corner of Quadra and Chatterton Way. Yes, there are early daffodils and crocuses blooming and it’s a lovely sight.

Part of my job is to keep an eye out for all things colourful and I was so happy to see the first signs of spring this past weekend. I have also noticed a few early blooming light pink rhododendrons in various residential gardens in Saanich, another welcoming sign that spring is just around the corner.

We all know colour is a mood lifter, especially in the bleak grey winters of the West Coast. I’m not much of a gardening expert, but I certainly know that my mood is boosted when I see colour outside or at my front door where vibrant winter primulas are planted in pots.

Adding some colour into your day can’t necessarily cure winter blues, but it can give you a small lift, a smile, or even an ‘ahh, spring is on its way.’ It is proven that lack of colour in our lives or under stimulation of colour is negative to our psyche, so find some colour and soak it in.

Sheri Peterson is a Saanich-based interior designer with over 20 years of experience working with residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Find out more at www.sheripinteriordesign.com.