What’s blooming today

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NOID fushia
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Fushia and Verbena bonariensis ūüíē
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More Verbena bonariensis
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Anemone japonica NOID. This just appeared in front of a mass of pale pink ones….definitely a different colour!!
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OMG they’re blooming…Schizostylis coccinea … Aka Kaffir lily! ¬†Mary gave me some of these years ago from her garden in Dorset, UK. ¬†They didn’t make the Ontario winter so I’m thrilled to have them here! ¬†Thanks Mary!!
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Lewisia….they haven’t stopped blooming since last summer! ¬†Indeed, in a protected spot just by the back door they bloomed all winter!! ¬†Gotta love them.
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New Dawn rose
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NOID dahlia
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Rudebekia goldstrum
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Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
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Melianthus major….gorgeous foliage. ¬†Likely not Hardy here so will be overwintering in an unheated studio.¬†
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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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