Follow along as I work and play in my gardens and ponder what it means to be a gardener. I’ll take you from my cool coastal Vancouver garden through my move to the semi-arid climate of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan region. Here I grow flowers, herbs and a few veggies in my hot suntrap of a backyard. I have also grown food for myself and the local food bank at a nearby farm. In the process I’m learning new things every day!
I’m getting creative with my gardening in order to align with the climate in this region, experimenting with containers, pallet beds and straw bale gardening. I’m also on the hunt for garden heritage here and am excited about the heirloom varieties grown by local farmers.
Here I’ll share my favourite plants, musings on my 30 years of gardening (it’s undergoing quite a transformation!), ask gardening questions and share answers. Please join in – I want to know where and how you garden too!
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The Good Morning Glory
Discover the difference between good morning glories and very bad morning glories.
I’m Hooked on the Mystery and History of Heirloom Plants. You Can Be Too
A gardener’s initiation into the mystery and romance of heirloom gardening.
Meet Iris ‘Loreley’
Bearded irises are the party girls of the spring garden. Meet ‘Loreley’, who has resided in my gardens for several decades.
How to Grow a Life Long Gardener
Find out how six-year old me got hooked on gardening.
Whose Garden Is It?
In which the line between garden owner and gardener are blurred.
A Gardener’s Transformation
A big move takes me into brand-new gardening territory.
I Get So Emotional: An Exploration of Our Attachment to Plants
Explore our emotional attachment to plants from the past.
And Way Down She Goes: Going Down the Gardenista Rabbit Hole
Gardenista makes it way too easy for us to go down the gardening rabbit hole.
Antique Seed Illustrations: How to Pin Seed History
Pinning my addiction: we explore vintage seed packages and catalogues
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