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This hummingbird was worth waiting for

When I got this fabulous echeveria Blue Rose hanging basket the other day from WIG nursery in Burnaby, Alfred Kwan, the owner, advised me to cut off the flower stalks. "The beauty is in the...

Two new pillars lift my garden to new heights

Well, it certainly looks as if the obsession with honeysuckle pillars that I caught at Powis Castle Garden in North Wales earlier this month has already taken hold in my garden. At the weekend, I...

Who knew Irish gardens could be this exotic and eclectic

When I went to see gardens in Ireland a few weeks ago, I really expected to see pretty much the same kind of plant material we have in our gardens here in Vancouver. I knew...

Love me tender: it’s the hottest new trend in clematis and exotic vines

People don't care anymore when they buy a clematis if it dies at the end of summer. They just want to have good flower impact on their patio, balcony or deck for a few...

Five terrific specialties for your garden

Here are five garden specialties that I stumbled upon while wandering around one of my favourite local nurseries, Western Independent Greenhouses, here in Burnaby. Wired hen composed of houseleeks. This is wire framed chicken is...

Perfect small tree for a home garden

There are dozens of excellent trees for the average sized home garden, but forced to choose just one tree, I would pick this one - the Japanese snowbell tree (Styrax japonicus). It's the perfect...

Gorgeous rose collapses under weight of blooms

My Reine des Violettes old-world rose has collapsed under the weight of abundant blooms and smothered the little wooden bench below. I never expected this rose to produce such an avalanche of flowers, particularly after...

Honeysuckle pillar is a great space-saving idea for all gardens

I have been agonizing over what to do with a space in the garden that has become an eyesore since a large Clematis montana growing over a Viburnum Summer Snowflake collapsed and died over...

Back in the garden and lots of morning glory to pull

Back in my garden today after five weeks away, leading garden tours in England, Wales and Ireland, and I already see how much work I need to do. There is so much morning glory. It...

Last days in Ireland spent in great gardens, Dublin delights

Our last few days in Ireland were spent, first, going down to Wexford and Waterford and seeing some lovely gardens on the way there and back, and then finishing up in Dublin with last...

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