Heritage Garden, Revisited.


This past weekend, I squeezed some time in at the Heritage Garden, just off Mary Hill Rd in Port Coquitlam. We started this garden overhaul last June. Heritage member Linda Milne Sliworsky and myself spent some time pulling weeds and filling up the empty space with shrubs and hostas.

The garden upon arrival.

Not much had changed since last we were here. I did notice a few hens and chicks had been moved, but from the looks of it nothing was stolen. Can I get a hell ya?!

I did some quick weeding, then stood back to see what needed reworking. It was clear when I arrived that one of the hostas we planted last month was too close to the full sun section of the garden. It was raining last we were here, with little to no sun in sight. That’s my excuse at least 🙂

I dug it up, and moved it into the larger shade bed. While there I added a three small Aquilegia columbine ‘Starry Night’ babies to the bed.


The shade to part shade bed.

On the sunny side of things, I added two Echinacea purpurea to the area where the hosta had been planted. A much better fit for it’s sunny disposition.

In that sunny stretch I planted some recent transplants from my garden. 2 x Sedum acre ‘Aureum’ with its golden moss like mat forming habit. It’s an evergreen perennial bearing bright yellow star shaped flowers in summer. Intermingled with that, I planted 3 x Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’. This sedum is also a very vigorous, mat forming evergreen perennial. It has green leaves with purple tinting as they mature, with deep pink flowers.

These low growing matted evergreen perennials should keep this awkward slice of the garden looking fab, all year long.

I brought a couple of miniature roses (type unknown) in need of re potting, hanging around my garden. A perfect fit for these large barrel pots.

This rose now keeps the lonely Dusty Miller company.

I popped a couple of pots of Lilly of the Valley, into the back of the garden. They may not look like much now, but next spring they will bring a lovely rush of foliage and gorgeous little white bell like flowers for the Heritage garden. Also added was a small Rosebud pink azalea. One of the tiny ones I picked up this spring at the VanDusen Garden plant sale.

Some things are worth waiting for. This garden is one.


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2 comments on “Heritage Garden, Revisited.

  1. Lori E on said:

    Off to a great start. Glad that nothing was stolen. My father-in-law was a landscaper and he used to put huge standard fuchsias in the garden at the Vancouver Club (ritzy old boys club) and every year someone would steal one or two. Uber rich old fogies stealing potted plants from a private club. Jeesh.

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