Fall Clean-Up–What NOT to Do

Fall Clean up--What not to do. It's pretty late to be talking about fall clean up, but today it's still sunny, and pretty cold for coastal BC (-1 right now), and it's Sunday. So there might be a feeling that it's now or never to clean up the garden. Make it "never"--or at least make … Continue reading Fall Clean-Up–What NOT to Do

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5 Design Tips for Your Hummingbird Garden

5 design tips for your hummingbird garden I'm obsessed. And like all obsessors, I'd love to drag other suckers into the vortex! Six years ago, when I moved into this house, I saw a hummingbird hovering around my Princess Alexandra rose. I went right out a bought a campsis radicans (red Trumpet Vine) reading that … Continue reading 5 Design Tips for Your Hummingbird Garden

Where To Look For Ideas–Houzz

I often look to Houzz for ideas when I'm creating a design or just thinking about a type of property. Since I'm in an urban setting, most of our local properties are less than 8,000 s.f.Here then is my Houzz Ideabook on "Small Back Yards"--amazing things that you can build into very small spaces. Most … Continue reading Where To Look For Ideas–Houzz

5 Design Tips–Pruning Small Trees

5 Design Tips--Pruning Small Trees We usually think the beauty of trees is either their foliage or their flowers. But let's not forget structure, shape, limbs and bark. IMHO some of the most beautiful trees are the ones with interesting trunk or limb shape (such as this Acer dissectum from a previous post), or beautiful … Continue reading 5 Design Tips–Pruning Small Trees