Here is one of the season’s special beauties! I now have this Mahonia planted near the front door, not only so that we can see the blooms, but also , in order to enjoy the fragrance! This is a most useful plant as it is evergreen and very structural. It appreciates protection from the […]
Yes, here on the West Coast, with our very mild winters, we can maintain beautiful gardens. In fact, we can even have flowers throughout most of the winter. Right now, in my own gardens, I have the lovely flowers of the Mahonia. They are not only striking, visually, but they are also fragrant! But the main […]
Well into November, as I was finishing up a few final chores in the garden, I was so pleased to see my white Enkianthus looking quite beautiful. It is one of my special treats when it blooms as I have not seen all that many white ones. Ususally they are like the one on the other […]
Well, it has been quite a season!! And now I find that the summer has whizzed past so very quickly BUT….we are not quite ready ‘ to close up shop’ just yet because here on the West Coast my Begonias are still looking great! We have had a very cool summer and now that Autumn is […]
What a busy season!!! I can hardly believe that the summer has flown by! It has been quite a while since I added any photos of what has been going on in my own gardens, and so, I will try to bring things up to date… This Clematis is a very striking colour and is a […]
One afternoon, while walking through our ‘Woodland Garden’, I noticed that the contrast between the soft, almost dull texture of Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’, and the very shiny, glossy leaves of the Asarum was really particularly effective with the crisp white tulips, which were just emerging.
Note: Texture of Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ with the smooth Asarum.