Monthly Archives: April 2012

Garden Installation to Replace Lawn in Dunbar

This gorgeous new planting and garden installation was recently completed in Dunbar, Vancouver, BC. The client replaced the lawn with a low-maintenance garden. The plants are drought tolerant, lots of flowering evergreens, suited to this shaded location. Woodland plants were … Continue reading

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Three beautiful vines to grow in part shade (Hardiness Zones 6-9)

Three beautiful vines to grow in part shade (Zones 6-9) Akebia quinata, Chocolate vine or Five-leafed vine (Zone 6) Semi-evergreen, leaves provide a unique texture because of their five lobed leaves. Growth rate is slow then moderate once established, it … Continue reading

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Does Your Photinia Have Leaf Spot?

Photinia is a common evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves and young red shoots. Photinia is sometimes planted as a specimen shrub, but is most popular as a fast-growing, dense, evergreen hedge. You may have noticed that many of these … Continue reading

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When selecting new plants for your garden, some questions to ask yourself:

Answering these questions about plant selection will be of great help in determining the overall look, feel and style of your garden. Once you’ve given some general answers to this garden design questionnaire, then you can approach your landscape contractor, … Continue reading

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