Susan Ulmer's garden is alive with bees, deer and a darling chipmunk, and it is gorgeous! 

"My garden in the North Okanagan of BC has been 4 years in the making though I've expanded it a bit each year. Standing near the bee balm one hears the constant hum of the countless bees. I love the one lone sunflower that some charming little chipmunk planted for me. Deer are a huge and continual issue but leave many of the plants untouched. However, I'm always trying new plants that they might just not enjoy."

Keep sending in photos (and stories)! Whether you've never shared before or you've been featured multiple times, we want to see your garden! Email a few photos and the story behind your garden to GPOD@taunton.com.

Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook too!

To read the complete article, join now!

With FGplus, you'll get exclusive:

  • Articles – Exclusive articles for more advanced gardeners.
  • Videos – Join our editors on their behind-the-scenes journeys.
  • Digital Library – Gain access to our digital library of special issues.
  • Need help? Our Ask-the-Expert contributors will answer your questions.