Psst…. the Secret’s Out. It’s all about the Plants! (Contest Alert!)


Watremark_DSC_9949The garden at Thyme on 43rd was full of fantastic and unusual plants. While on tour there this fall I drained a fresh battery snapping pictures of this impressive private garden. I’d love to spend a day playing plant ID. I don’t think I’d be able to name them all.

You can find more from my adventures at Thyme on 43rd here & here.Watremark_DSC_9953Watremark_DSC_9969


Where did all of these wild & wonderful plants come from? Touring with the designer & homeowner has it’s perks. The secrets out, Art’s Nursery in Surrey is where most of these specimin trees & perennials once called home. It was of no surprize to me. I was at Art’s last month with my eldest daughter. In search spring bulbs & asters while getting thourougly distracted by golf carts & the acres of specimin trees & shrubs to peruse. It is the perfect spot to go for that special something to bring a little more WOW to your garden.

Watremark_plant mosaicThe good people at Art’s Nursery were thrilled to hear that their plants were thriving so well at Thyme on 43rd in their award winning garden. So thrilled that they wanted to share some of that spectacular fall colour by giving away a #1 gallon Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’ Japanese Maple to one of our lucky readers!

Comment to Win!

This one’s an easy one for my local readers.

  • Comment on this post and tell me about your favorite type of tree, and that’s it. You’re in!
  • Contest closes Wednesday November 6th at noon PST.
  • Winner will be contacted by email
  • Prize to be picked up at from the Nursery by the Winner.

Good Luck!


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8 comments on “Psst…. the Secret’s Out. It’s all about the Plants! (Contest Alert!)

  1. Shirley Keski-Hynnila on said:

    Oxydendrum arboreum ‘Sourwood’ tree

  2. Aconitifolium (fern-leaf maple)

  3. I think Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) trees are absolutely beautiful!

  4. Barbara Poulsen on said:

    Japanese Maple Floating Cloud

    Gorgeous pictures, thank you!!!

  5. shannon on said:

    Arbutus menziesii – its native, its unique and the peeling bark is amazing!

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