Bouquets and Brickbats

Tips of the hat and whacks with a cane

• We would like to thank Shirley Eppler from Cannor Nursery for the wonderful recognition of our efforts in our Columbia Beach garden. Shirley dropped a gift card at our door, addressed to the gardeners. It is very gratifying to know others appreciate our display, the product of our passion for gardening.

Kathy Claxton and Frankie Michaluk, French Creek


• Our warmest appreciation to Bill Hunter of Hunter Doors for excellent service. Thanks also to Duane for doing a particularly thorough and careful job — I watched him work. Thanks also to our neighbour Tom, who helped us suggesting them. Now our garage doors have their ups and downs back.

Judy Gary, Nanoose Bay


• Special thanks to Blys Yoga Studio, April Kuramoto and Tyler Maartman for hosting the French Eye, to PostNet Parksville for donating the prints, to Peter-Jack Rainbird for the music and to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Moobery Winery for the cheeses and wines.

Anne-Cecile Pflieger, Parksville