What is This??

Some Kind of Sedum? Somewhere I've got the tag for this but I'm not in the mood to search right now. (Maybe someone could help me with this??) For the meantime, just sit amazed at the perfection of these late season flowers! When planted, Aug 13: (you can tell the size of the plants by … Continue reading What is This??

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Water-Wise Garden

Water-Wise Gardens With the uncharacteristic drought we've had in coastal BC this year, it's a good time to consider drought-tolerant, even drought-loving, plants. Before I go any further, most¬†drought-loving plants need to be established with benefit of water before they will be truly drought-happy. There are a few exceptions to that, which I'll mention at … Continue reading Water-Wise Garden

Five Great Containers: Part Last!

So I'll recap the story. Ben's wife and little son have been gone all summer and are coming back in two weeks. He wants to do something nice for them and asks for a balcony design. This is one of my favourite balcony pictures: And because of its simplicity, that is the idea I gave … Continue reading Five Great Containers: Part Last!

5 Great Containers–Part III

Another Japanese Maple As promised, here's another container for the balcony garden. Remember, this is a south facing garden on the 7th floor, with a duplicate balcony above it on the 8th floor, so it gets a little shelter from storms, but is therefore in a rain shadow.¬†Don't forget to water your outdoor container garden, … Continue reading 5 Great Containers–Part III