I was inspired to start a list of novels gardeners might like (and perhaps, gardening books bookworms might like?) by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the so-called “gothic romance” that won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century. The descriptions of Manderley, the estate that is just as much a central protangonist as the […]
Archives for July 2005
In well-known Vancouver gardener Pam Frost’s garden, chartreuse green Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ creates focal points in a curved lawn.
Powerful Plants for Low-Maintenance Areas
Perennials Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle) Zone 4 Erysimum ‘Bowles’ Mauve’ (Shrubby Wallflower) Zone 6 Geranium macrorrhizum (Bigroot Cranesbill) Zone 2 Shrubs Hydrangea (Hardiness varies according to variety) Lonicera purpusii (Winter-flowering honeysuckle) (Zone 5) Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo) (Zone 7) Viburnum (Zone 3)
English country meets West Coast: A peek inside a Vancouver plant lover’s playground
For 12 years, the Southlands property of gardener Julie Lane Gay and husband Craig has been in the business of growth. The spacious property, which once housed Quail Hollow Climbers and Perennials, is now fertile ground for four growing children and a gardener’s wish list of plants, among them dozens of clematis. Julie and Craig […]