After the sun went down last night, I went out and took these photos. I find it easier to see details in the flat light of pre-dusk. Have a tour of Pinecone Park (sort of), and remember there was no fence, no soil, tons of garbage strewn about, and only one plant. Everything you see is my work except the Salal around the bast of most of my trees.
|Now I'm on the other side of the deck, on the other side of the 8-man|
hottub. The table's on the former fire pit, the barbecue is on a walkway
to the table. That's my Cherry tree beside the table.
|This garden delights me. It's my blue garden, that isn't ALL blue. It|
amazes me because I've managed to grow this garden on top of the
fibrous matt of Fir tree roots beneath it that eagerly soak up water.
|Once everywhere there was lovely lawn. It just won't come back the|
next year. I've tried, I've tried, and given up. We are now going natural
in Picecone Park and filling the landscape with plantings to that you
don't notice the crappy lawns.
|This little garden has really come along this year with the|
addition of soil and plants. This garden is beside the forest
gate and once was a native little garden of Campion, but
they died, so I did plantings.
|I have big ceramic planters scattered around, I've included|
photos of three of them; eight are not shown.
|To think that once grass get here. My heart pounds. To my right is|
what I call my orchard. (It's a joke.) This is what I call the Tree Garden
because it's under 5 of them.
|So ... this is 'the orchard..' I call it that only because I thought I'd|
have more trees here, but even though its's the sunniest part of my
fenced garden, it's not enough. But they always have little apples.
|That's the shed in the back. And that potted big-leafed |
plant is a gift from a neighbour.
|I love this because I made the lifting with Pinecone Park on it, and |
I planted Ivy. I love the I've because it makes the place look old.
|Oregano—lots of Oregano, Rosemary, Chives, Basil, |
lettuce, Fennel and Dill. This is one of four raised
beds in my Edible garden. The other beds have Blueberries
(2 beds) and Raspberries (one bed).
|New Dwarf Lilac (left), behind it unseen is the new little Italian|
Plumb tree., Flame Maple behind the lounge chair, Apple to it's right,
and my majestic Paulownia (4 years old).
|This is Deer-Proof Garden. It's in the front yard where no one goes.|
|The Flame Maple went in last year. It is growing just|
wonderfully this year. The Rhododendron in the back
is the only plant that was here when I came.
|This is a north-facing wall. I hated the exposed concrete, I found|
a plant to grown there and it's slowly providing a far more appealing
look for the front of my home. That's my bedroom window. It looks
out on the front yard and the Deer-Proof garden.
|This is my baby lettuce that's heat sensitive.|
|This Thyme self-seeded here and the patch gets bigger every year.|
It's right where I go every time I go out. I love it.
|The sound of gently trickling water creates an unbeatable |
soundtrack for the backyard—that and birdsong. And the
bees and birds love it for drinking and washing.
|Petasites Japonicus, Elwin, a nice neighbour, gave it to me.|
|Digitalis self-seeded in the cracks of the courtyard.|
|Way in the back ... the hammock.|