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Above: view of the front Entry Garden from the living room window -designed for sitting pleasure in summer and viewing pleasure in winter! On days like today, I'm very happy with the fact that I designed my garden to look... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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...oh, and a bit of 'Nenshi purple'!! To see the development of this garden and what is blooming at other times of the year, click here and scroll down. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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I have been thrilled with my front Welcome Garden this year. Everything is filling in and the little cuttings of dogwood shrubs I planted a couple years ago are finally looking like, well, shrubs instead of sticks! And when I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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The Actaea racemosa (Cimicifuga ) Atropurpurea (purple bugbane) in my front shade garden is blooming now - and well worth the wait. What an amazingly sweet scent! Not to mention its dramatic structure and bonus - the hares never seem... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Do you plant flowers to co-ordinate with your house?? You should!! To see this garden area at other times of the year, click here and scroll down. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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What's blooming right now: liatris, roses, sedum, eupatorium (joe pye), perovskia (russian sage), achillea (yarrow) and self-seeded, annual borage. To see this garden at other times of the year, click here and scroll down. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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This garden area hosts mostly spring-blooming plants so right now it is a study in foliage. (There's only a little white meadow rue and a hosta blooming at the moment.) Still pretty though, don't you think? Another view: To see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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In its second year, I'd say the front Entry Garden is filling in nicely (I just wish the patio fairy would come put in that patio for me...!) There are veronicas, phlox, daylilies, helenium, poppies, yarrow and lots of self-seeded... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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It hasn't been much of a summer for getting things done in the garden. You understand how this goes, right? In fact, we've been meaning to move our arch, re-route the downspout and re-align the stepping stones at this corner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Above: lilies, yarrow, phlox, daylilies and veronica are blooming in the front welcome garden in August. (It's been a while, I apologize. It has been a busy summer with not much time for blogging. I'll keep posting picture updates of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Michael, a good friend, colleague and neighbour of mine, gave me a little seedling of this plant last year, except he couldn't remember what it was. It has pretty, airy little white flowers and seems to be quite happy in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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This is only the second year for my Front Entry Garden and I am quite happy with how it is filling in! And I really like how the red flowers pop against all that green background. What's blooming now: red... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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To see the evolution of this garden and what blooms at other times of the year, click here and scroll down Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Check out these beautiful solar garden lights from www.Suncatcher.ca! The ones shown above are the Aurora Glass string lights - they're handblown glass and come in several colours (I chose blue, of course!) I've had them for a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Many (but not all!) of my shade-loving perennials in this garden are spring-blooming, so I paid close attention to foliage when planting here. The dark foliage of actea (bugbane) is up front in this picture, with ninebark 'Coppertina' in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Each year I try to grow at least one new thing in the veggie garden, and this year it was arugla. (Note: Last year it was kohlrabi, which I had read was a fun veggie to grow for kids since... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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I've been meaning to move my painted daisies for a while because they used to be behind some siberian iris, which were so tall that the daisies couldn't really be seen. So, today, on the spur of the moment, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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To see this garden area at other times of the year, click here and scroll down. Or, for a description of lamiastrum, a particularly tough plant for dry shade and also loved by bees, see this post. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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I don't tend to plant annuals in the garden because I constantly run out of space experimenting with perennials that do well in Calgary. It took me years of gardening before I finally figured this out: Got a spot in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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I am truly enjoying my new front entry garden, which was planted only last year. It catches the morning light and can be seen from my living room - the irises and poppies are blooming right now. Have you considered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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This is my favourite time of year for the back Shade Garden! Lots of spring blooms happening at the moment. There's pink bergenia, yellow leopard's bane, white anemones, and orange geums. BTW that's a new gate in the back corner... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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This little garden area is actually on the edge of the sunny Adventure Garden, but gets shade until early evening, so I'm never sure whether I should classify it under the Adventure Garden or the Back Shade Garden (which is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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Here's a similar picture to the one in my last post - but this time with sunshine! What a difference!! As a gardener in a semi-arid climate I'm usually grateful for rain, but that weather was getting me a little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach
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This is the only real sunny garden area in my yard so blooms are coming along much more quickly here than anywhere else. I am purposely not showing you any close-ups because I haven't done any weeding here yet and... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Calgary Garden Coach