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Garden Photo of the Day

Canadian Blooms

By: Kim Charles

Jane Sydoruk from Canada shares a few of her summer garden highlights.

"I live in Collingwood, Canada. We are zones 5A-5B.  I love my garden…it's really looking good."

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 08/23/2017

    Not to quibble, Janet...but your garden looks more than good, it looks great! The hubba hubba large hosta in picture #2 looks positively luscious. I love the furniture color theme on your upper deck...what a delightful place to sit and enjoy seeing much of your garden.

    1. janet_sydoruk 08/23/2017

      Thank you so much.

      1. remmulp27 08/23/2017

        Very nice Janet, but I hope you have ferns in your lovely garden. They are so cool and refreshing and come in such a variety of sizes and forms.

        Bill P.

        1. janet_sydoruk 08/23/2017

          Thanks bill. I do have ferns. A friend gave me a few babies about ten years ago from her cottage garden and they have spread nicely and are large. Love them. I'll send some pictures soon

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    treasuresmom 08/23/2017

    My, my. I think I would like to sit on the steps with coffee in hand. Beautiful!

    1. janet_sydoruk 08/23/2017

      Thank you. I'm loving the feedback.

  3. user-4691082 08/23/2017

    It looks cool and refreshing there. Love the rooster on your deck. What is it? Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden!

  4. janet_sydoruk 08/23/2017

    Thank you so much. Now the back garden is looking like I want it but the front needs my major attention. Thank you again. I'll send more later.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 08/23/2017

    It is looking good, Janet. I see you have my favorite Sambucus: Black Lace. What an easy and versatile shrub that works well in so many combinations.
    Nice planters on your deck steps and what a nice garden view to draw one down and out into the garden.

    1. janet_sydoruk 08/23/2017

      Thanks Tim. That black lace was moved so many times as it wasn't thriving then suddenly it appeared one year and looking good.

  6. wittyone 08/23/2017

    What a relaxing spot you have made for yourself. But with such a comprehensive view available I bet it's hard to sit on that deck and look down on your yard and not be constantly running up and down tweak this or tweak that .

    The sambucus certainly is lovely----that immediately caught my attention. Maybe moving mine would help it along. It's been in for about three years and has hardly grown at all and usually has maybe one flower a year. Not exactly what I had in mind.

  7. greengenes 08/23/2017

    Good morning Janet! What a sweet garden you have created! I love your deck and with a view like that i would be out there quite a bit! Enjoy what is left with summer! Thanks

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    Linda on Whidbey 08/23/2017

    So nice to see your garden this morning in its summer prime.Janet.Love your lace leaf elderberry. That plant has been on my "to get" list all season and yours looks great with its neighboring hosta. You've also done a great job making your viewing areas as beautiful as your garden. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Maggieat11 08/23/2017

    Lovely! And what a wonderful view from your deck! That is a fabulous hosta in the second photo down. I look forward to seeing more photos! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Meelianthus 08/23/2017

    What a lovely view from what looks like a wonderful and comfortable lounging spot to rest and view all of the work you have done in your gardens. I love the combinations in your last photo Janet. Thank you for the beautiful views.

  11. Dvngardener 08/23/2017

    I am really enjoying all the color, vibrancy, contrast and textures in your garden!

  12. user-7008735 08/23/2017

    Greetings, Janet, from a fellow Canadian on the West Coast. Your Hosta leaves look so fresh and healthy and I, too, love that Sambucus. Nice work!

  13. tennisluv 08/24/2017

    Late getting in, but wanted to say that your backyard really is looking really good. What a pleasure it must be to tend and to enjoy from you deck.

  14. PerenniallyCrazy 08/24/2017

    Janet, you have a terrific Zone 5 Canadian garden. That 2nd photo with the Sambucus is my favorite. I hope you've had time to sit and relax in that wonderful patio of yours.

  15. user-6536305 01/02/2018

    Your zone 5 Canadian garden is fantastic and overwhelming! I love your deck and stairs with the flower box. Great foliage combination. I somehow missed this post, anyway happy new year and thanks for sharing!

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