What’s blooming today…

NOID Dahlia
Ligularia Dentata Othello….not my fav.
Silene coronaria
Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ just beginning to pink up
Anenome x hybrida Queen Charlotte.  Look carefully and there’s a little hardy banana plant coming up to the right.


Rudebekia Herbstsonne(?)  falling all over…Phlox behind.
A wonderful plant really…this is its second blooming…Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’. Works equally well as a small tree or shrub.



Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing oasis...as chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and gorgeous...it is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

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