Pam Fraser gives us a glimpse of her slice of paradise on Vancouver Island.
"Every morning I enjoy the garden pictures you post from all the wonderful gardeners in many parts of the world. A great way to start the day. I thought maybe it was time to share some pictures from my “piece of paradise”, shots from my small back garden. They are a bit different from most posts in that they are all of one garden feature, my pond, taken at different times of year (also in different years, which explains the rapid growth and shrinking of some plants).
I have always admired garden ponds but was put off installing one due to the effort involved. So when we retired to Ladysmith on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, I was delighted to find a house with a pond already in place, plus mature, professionally installed landscaping. Maintaining my narrow back garden is relatively easy due to the mature, low maintenance plants. My main job is hacking things back as plants grow very rapidly in our moist, mild climate. I also get to enjoy the “borrowed scenery” of the slope behind our property."
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