The "bones" of a garden are usually provided with two very different features: hardscape and shrubs. I'll leave the hardscape to another post and address shrubs for now. Layers I think the thing I find the most essential in a perennial border or garden space is variety of heights. Even when my garden was very... Continue Reading →
Create a Welcoming Entryway
5 Ways to Create a Welcoming Entryway People approach your house in one of only two ways: either they drive up or they walk up. And if they drive up, they still walk to the door. How will you make that approach both welcoming and personal? If you're ready to make some changes, and are not... Continue Reading →
Mulch Volcanos or How Not to Plant Trees
It seems a lot of people and/or landscapers are under the misapprehension that when it comes to soil, more is better. This is not always the case. This volcano of soil is doing a couple of bad things to this poor rhodo. Firstly, stems and trunks should never be buried like this. You'll see more of... Continue Reading →
Top 5 Plants
I'm supposed to be posting about 5 Great Container Gardens, but I just found this website: Mike's Garden Top 5 Plants. It's an absolute Treasure Trove of information and advice about choosing plants for garden or container. Oh, and BC specific! Have a look--you won't be disappointed!