Name that plant
Andrea Bellamy |

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I’m in the middle of a weeklong intensive course called “Conceptual Garden Design” as part of my program. Yesterday was spent touring multi-million dollar properties designed by some of Vancouver’s highest-profile landscape architects (yes, I’ll be posting photos. Soon).

But there’s something nice about seeing all these acres of live-in gardener-maintained perennial beds and manicured lawns and realising that you’re satisfied with your lot. Sure, it’s a mess right now, and it’s terribly small, but I’m designing it. I’m going to maintain it. And gosh darn it, I’m going to love it.

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Anyway, at one of the gardens we visited yesterday, this plant was everywhere. It stood about a foot and a half high, and had these lotus flower/artichoke-shaped heads. It’s the same one in the photo of the ladybug. Anybody?



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