Category Archives: Patio Garden

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show’s Sky Gardens, Part 1: Trend Spotting!

One thing was made very clear from my visit to the sky bridge at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. My container gardens would never, could never, be the same again! It could have been the high altitude, or the … Continue reading

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NWFGS: If I Write You a Song in the Garden Tonight….

  One of the first gardens I saw when I entered the Northwest Flower & Garden Show was the brilliant and romantic display by Nancy Claire Guth of Artistic Garden Concepts & Van Zanten Landscapes. Instantly I was transported to a quiet nook … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Heat Lovers Take Cover!

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Wordless Wednesday: Hot Chocolate!

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I spy with my little eye……

In these late summer days, I’ve been spying a lot of wildlife in the garden. Birds, bugs and bees of course, even deer! Located directly at the base of Burke Mountain we are lucky enough not to have these majestic animals regularly munching on the garden. They are quite a handful to those who live across from the forest edge. Continue reading

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Guilt Free Chocolate.

Chocolate Cosmos has always been a staple in my garden. It’s dreamy, chocolate brown, uber delicious, fragrant flowers, are a beautiful contrast to the hot and colourful swaths of blooms mingling in my curbside plantings. This full sun diva is … Continue reading

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Creating a Two Tiered Children’s Container Garden!

I had a plan to share with you all my first how-to video. Sadly I was hit with nothing but problems during the filming, including a broken camera. I was camera-less for a few excruciating weeks. Although the Children’s garden … Continue reading

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Getting my Sugar Fix with Proven Winners Superbells ‘Sweet Tart’.

Add to that a the smoky hues of Superbells Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa hybrid. With a slightly larger profile, Coralberry Punch reaches heights up to 12″ tall with a spread of 14″. This prolific bloomer is heat and drought tolerant and … Continue reading

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What’s Hot on the Rocks: The Fried Green Tomatoes Planter!

Sometimes inspiration strikes. I went into the plant store with an idea in mind for this planter, then proceeded to walk out with a host entirely different plants. It helps that I was at Amsterdam nursery in Pitt meadows, and … Continue reading

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On the Rocks: Backyard Transformations.

This weather has been good for something. Yes, this wet cold spring has just what it takes to grow some truly fantastic weeds! You too could have weeds so tall that they hide your pretty containers from view! So lush, … Continue reading

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