Sunday, 31 March 2019

Spring at the International Friendship Garden

   I made a quick visit to the International Friendship Garden today and I'm so glad I did. The trees were loaded with blossoms! 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

October Garden

     Just a few pictures of flowers and shrubs still doing their thing in my October Garden.
Dahlia Vancouver sure took it's time to bloom, as usual, but it is blooming now and the hibiscus still has a few flowers on it even though all the leaves have fallen off. The zinnias continue to amaze me even though they have powdery mildew. The cosmos are still looking blooming and look so pretty with raindrops or morning dew.

Dahlia Vancouver



Morning glory

Zinnia State Fair

Burning Bush

Bright Burning Bush Leaf

Fall Display



Saturday, 22 September 2018

Ferncliff Gardens

     A few weeks ago I was able to visit the show garden at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission. They have been growing dahlias for 98 years! Many of these are their own varieties. They have a wonderful selection of dahlias and these are some of my favourites! Now if only I had room to grow some of them. Do you have a favourite dahlia? 
Ferncliff Pirate

Alpen Cherub

Dog's Breakfast

Dog's Breakfast



Ferncliff Dolly

Treby Dainty

Mingus Tony

Lauren Michelle

Misty Imagination

Chilson's Pride

Belle of Barmera


Friday, 24 August 2018

Zinnia Madness

     I have only been growing zinnias successfully for a few years, but I have fallen in love with them! Years ago when I tried to grow zinnias, I had no success, so I gave up on them. Then about five years ago I decided to try again, once I learned that they needed to be planted later in spring. This made all the difference in the world, since I live in an area where spring can be cool and rainy. Here are some of my zinnias.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Summer Time Flowers

       Just a few flowers from my garden this summer. The sweet peas are a variety called sweet scent and they are wonderfully scented. I also have a new micro mini rose called Lavender Lace. It's been blooming non-stop for weeks and is scented too. The sweet William, honeysuckle, other rose and peony are scented too, so you see a theme here.

Coral Bells

Daylily Strawberry Candy
High Scent Sweet Pea

Sweet William


Rugosa Rose 



Lavender Lace Miniature rose