The flower lady
In my neighbourhood of Kitsilano along 8th Avenue, there is an elderly lady with a fabulous garden of flowers. At the end of her driveway she has a little booth from which she sells them for one dollar a bunch. Every summer I look forward to purchasing the stunning bouquets of flowers she makes, as I’m sure many others in my neighbourhood do. Early in the season they are mostly made of pink roses, and at this time of year they feature a wider variety of flowers (pictured above) that I unfortunately don’t know the names of.
To find her, look for the flowerstand on the northside of the street along 8th Avenue between Stephens and Trafalgar. It can be tricky to spot because the driveway is a bit overgrown. I suspect her flowers are a well-known fixture to the area that people in the neighbourhood hear about through word of mouth.