Today’s photos are from Anne Price in Quebec. She says, “These are photos of my front yard garden from last June in Gatineau, Quebec. Many of them also include mine and my neighbours cars, temporary car shelters etc., but those are realities we live with!
“I am a librarian working for the Canadian federal government. Gatineau is just across the river from Ottawa, our capital, so many civil servants live in the area, which is not far from work for me. I have been gardening for about 18 years and this is my second house. The lot is quite wide as the house is a bungalow so it can be frustrating to try to get a real sense of how the garden elements work together as a whole. I have to walk across the street to see the front and judge whether my ideas are working or not. Of course no one walking by cares about this and simply views the garden close up, but I am trying to get the bigger picture.
“Now that the garden is about 5 and a half years old I have to make some decisions as to what to take out, what can and should stay. Overall I am pleased with the progress and looking forward to working with it as it matures. The yellow rose is ‘Agnes’, an early introduction from the Agriculture Canada rose breeding program. The smokebush is ‘Grace’ and behind that is ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple which survives even here without protection. I am not sure of the name of the lovely bright pink flowers so if anyone can enlighten me I would appreciate it.
“The flowering crab is a bit too large for the lot but provides wonderful shade and gorgeous blooms in the spring and I have left an area of grass under it for sitting on hot summer days. Some of the plants and small trees have changed since these pictures were taken and I have more plans for the spring, of course. I am also doing a lot of work on the back yard but it isn’t as far along as the front so I didn’t include pictures. I am a Master Gardener in Training with the Ottawa/Carleton Master Gardeners in Ottawa, Ontario.”
Beautiful, Anne! I just want to lay down in that lounge share amongst all your plants and watch the world go by. I can’t wait to see what you do with the back yard. Keep sending us updates, please.
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You guys have been SOOOOO supportive in the past couple of days! So many of you have commented and emailed, telling me I’ll be just fine up on that stage. Thank you!!
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