Category Archives: Garden Reno

New Hedge Installation: English Boxwood

September is an excellent time to plant new garden beds. The soil is warm and it provides the perfect growing environment for roots to set themselves in the ground. I love to plant in the fall because the payoff comes … Continue reading

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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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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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New planting, part shade plants and primulas

Before and After Photos of a “garden refresher”. This includes a spring clean, hedge trimming, new plants and flowering annuals plus bark mulch to keep it all happy and healthy.

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Best Trees to Plant: Flowering Trees For Small, Shaded Spaces.

Here are three of the best trees to plant that are perfect for small spaces and are shade loving trees. Do you have a courtyard that needs a feature?  Does your small space garden require a plant with height or … Continue reading

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Your garden should be as well designed as a bicycle

Successful landscape design is about style, but just as important is the fit. When planning your home’s garden design it’s important to keep your lifestyle and interests in mind as you decide how you want the functions of your outdoor space to … Continue reading

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