Behind the Colours - Spring 2021
Naturally inspired by some of the colours of the Okanagan, the Spring 2021 collection features a granite flecked satin finish and a variety of styles.
Egret: Did you know this gorgeous bird (known under a few other names), is found here in the Okanagan? It can also be found in Asia, Africa, southern Europe and through the Americas! It builds tree nests in colonies close to water, keep your eyes peeled!
Rust: Fun Fact, the decommissioned tracks of the KVR system provides nearly 650km of connected pathways throughout the region! We may be staying closer to home, but these tracks and trestles provide lots to explore.
Chicory: Chicory is a beautiful wild plant that can be found while out and about in the Okanagan. Various varieties can be cultivated for salad greens, chicons (blanched buds), or for their roots - which you can bake & grind to use as a coffee substitute!
Wheat: Bluebunch wheat grass is often seen around hillsides and trails, and is a native plant to the Okanagan. Actually the species this wheat grass found in British Columbia does not have awns on its spikelets, causing some to classify it as a sub-species!
Sage: Big Sagebrush is a greyish-green evergreen shrub that is highly aromatic and is one of the most distinct plants in this area. Sagebrush is an important natural habitat for grouse, rabbit & deer it also holds a long history of cultural importance from teas to weavings and smudging.
Yarrow: A native wildflower found throughout the Okanagan, Yarrow has a controversial reputation for being a fantastic seed spreader. With its lovely light mauve to white blossoms and fern like greens, some may welcome the spread of this beauty.
Bedrock: Okanagan bedrock geology presents a confused array of rock types, formations, and development sequences. These include basaltic lava flows, carbonaceous sedimentary beds, and intrusive granites. Over time episodes of mountain building and erosion have modified the original geological structures and shaped our Valley into what it is today.
Ash: Fires in the Okanagan have become a part of life. While they can be devastating, they can also be beautiful. The ashes left behind have long represented fertile land, growth and the starting of something anew. Growing up in this community, I've certainly seen us come together, replant, and grow through the years.