Betsy’s Vancouver Garden

At the present time we’re within the backyard with Betsy Bakker.

I’d bask in to half with you photos of my backyard that I even agree with been engaged on for the previous 27 years. I reside on Vancouver Island and with our soft winters can grow issues so successfully.

My husband and I even agree with brought in every stone ourselves, spending our weekends out within the bush collecting them. He even made a crane for the attend of our truck to construct lifting them a tiny bit more uncomplicated. We agree with tried very no longer easy to reuse items, akin to the wood for the gazebo, which came from recycled pallets long ahead of it was as soon as standard to recycle them.

I even agree with a keenness for hostas and rhododendrons, with my sequence getting higher yearly.

Hope you compile pleasure from the photos.

All that labor selecting out and transferring stones has clearly paid off within the make of this sexy stone patio and steps. A copper-leaved weeping shoreline (Fagus sylvatica ‘Crimson Fountain’, Zones 4–7) forms a natural archway over the terminate of the steps. Different shrubs and sumptuous hostas absorb the backyard, while a huge hedge encloses the procedure.

A kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa, Zones 5–8) is lined with huge name-shaped white blooms, while below it a crimson peony (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8) tumbles gracefully out over a stone wall.

Stepping stones recordsdata you by the plush backyard, while lilies (Lilium hybrid, Asiatic neighborhood, Zones 4–8) bloom in soft crimson-and-white below the bird feeder.

A lush, finest backyard makes a finest counterpoint to the planted beds, trees, and shrubs.

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