Tag Archives: Rhododendron

Greenhouse Construction Part Three

What a lovely spring we are having here on the west coast!  Beautiful BC indeed; mild temperatures, even a few record-breaking HOT days, interspersed with just enough rain to keep the garden happy, we have no complaints this year. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’

During winter, devoted gardeners on the Pacific coast learn to find beauty in subtlety.  We enjoy the muted shades of bronze and purple brought out by cold weather on certain rhododendrons and cryptomeria, the icy blue of some cedrus and … Continue reading

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Enkianthus Campanulatus ‘Red Bells’

Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’ lives in my shade garden between a pair of sturdy rhododendrons.  I hope that one day it will provide them some shade, because here on the wet coast it can tolerate all the meagre sunshine we … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons in Bloom

They are, as a group, (and I don’t say this lightly!) perhaps my very favourite plant!  If I had acres and acres of land I would fill it with beautiful trees (including lots of Japanese Maples) and underplant them with … Continue reading

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Deer-proof Plants Part II

In my front garden  are deciduous trees and shrubs that I’ve chosen in hopes that the deer won’t devour them.  They do sustain varying degrees of damage but if I judge that the plant is unable to grow faster than … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

Well, it is January after all; I guess I should expect cold.  But I’m still used to the warmth of Maui and resisting the adjustment back to winter temperatures.  Compared to the rest of Canada our winters on the west … Continue reading

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