I never realized how beautiful the flowers of Black Mondo Grass are.

Cherry Ong's summer garden in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is a reminder that timing is everything, we can't control time, and we should take time to enjoy what we have when we have it!

"I'd like to share some summer photos of our tiny suburban garden here in Richmond, BC.  We've had an unusually early summer this year. It has been warm and dry since May so the garden has matured early and sports that July look. I wish I had planted my annuals a lot earlier so they can catch up with the rest of the garden."

Hydrangea Quickfire blooms are always a welcome sight in your garden.

The clock tower has been decked for the summer.

Hakonechloa macra (all-gold in this photo) is my most favorite ornamental grass.  It's like bacon - it makes everything better.


Acer palmatum Moonbeam foliage pops against the all-gold Hakone grass.

Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost shines beside all gold. This is the first year that I have seen extra-large foliage.

False solomon seal and Ligularia dentata Britt Marie Crawford make a great pairing here.  The ligularia grows even larger towards the middle of summer.

Hosta August Moon shines with the heat and sun in front of Ligularia dentata Britt Marie Crawford.  This healthy clump is about 6 years old.

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