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Paula’s Ottawa Garden

A flower lover’s garden

close up of container plants on front yard garden path

Today we’re visiting Paula Brown’s beautiful garden in Ottawa, Ontario.

front yard filled with flowers and potted plantsI love my plants, and they love me.

front yard garden bed from another angle showing flowering shrubs and perennialsThese pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago, and more plants are still coming to bloom. In the spring my roses are floriferous! I love bringing sick plants back to vigorous health—so rewarding! Seeds, bulbs, annuals, perennials, I love them all!

view of front yard garden from aboveI have been gardening all of my life, as my parents loved vegetable gardens. I even have a tomato plant in the pictures that I am sending. My daughter gave me the plant, and my garden welcomed the little guy with open arms. My true love is flowers, though, as you can see!

close up of container plants on front yard garden pathIt always amazes me how the plants each year work so well together. 

close up of bright red hibiscus with white flowers behindIt is hard for me to pick a favorite plant, but I would have to say hibiscus when they are in bloom. I love the red color, and they scream, “Look at me!” The sea of Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 5–9) is a fantastic backdrop for the red hibiscus.

front yard garden bed perfectly edgedMy husband edges the garden for me so beautifully. It gives the gardens that edge of class which I love. I hope to be gardening for a long time to come, even though I am in my mid-70s. Time will tell, but the plants have become my friends over the years, and I do believe that I can speak “plant.”


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  1. user-7392754 08/22/2023

    Stunning garden!!! I think you truly do speak plant!!!! I’m amazed at how many blooming plants you have all flowering at the same time! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

    1. Paula73 08/22/2023

      Thank you so much!!

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    simplesue 08/22/2023

    Very pretty & cheerful garden- the butterflies, hummingbirds and bees must love it there. Your husbands edging job is immaculate!

    1. Paula73 08/22/2023

      Thank you so much! You are very right. The hummingbirds butterflies and bees are constantly in my garden!

  3. katherine_8 08/22/2023

    Hello from Mississauga :)
    What a lovely and striking display you've created. I can't believe how many plants you manage to have flowering all at the same time. I agree that the edging work your husband does adds to the beauty and curb appeal of the garden.
    Be proud as you've done a great job!!

    1. Paula73 08/22/2023

      Thank you for such kind words! It really is a labour of love and I can't believe how many flowers are in bloom at one time either.

  4. btucker9675 08/22/2023

    You definitely speak plant! Your lovely garden is a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors!

    1. Paula73 08/22/2023

      Thank you so much! I love the profusion of colour!

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    treasuresmom 08/22/2023

    Oh, my! All that color is amazing!

  6. Paula73 08/22/2023

    Thank you so much! I am so glad that you like it! :-)

  7. bsavage 08/29/2023

    Oh my! So very beautiful! Clearly, your plants love you! I am so glad that you bring joy to yourself and the world with you gardening! And, good job to your husband as well, that edging is lovely!

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