Dahlia Sir Alf Ramsey

Lilian Ho's Garden in Vancouver, BC is swoonworthy! Such a wonderful way to kick of the weekend!

"My front garden is about 1,500 square feet including the beds on the Boulevard and is situated at a south-west corner. The garden is about 12 years old but I have spent 5 years making it because I used to work full time and have two children. My background is mechanical and civil engineering and can draw sophistic 2D or 3D to scale electronics garden design drawings but I have done none of it. I cultivate most roses and dahlias and put colors on the opposite of the color wheel next to each other. Established roses and dahlias are very drought resistant and has done very well despite our water restriction over the summer months.

Attached photos are the garden in later October and early November of this year. Neighbors and passersbys often tell me how they enjoy my garden and take photos of it. Some cars will stop and horn and lower their windows and give me a thumb up. Some people ask me if I am in any of the flower competitions? I have not, and don't intend to do so mainly because it requires lot of watering."

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