A Garden in Canada

(Last update 21 Nov 2012)
Garden Canadensis is a simple country garden where we live and play with ornamental plants. As a ‘play’ garden, it will be constantly changing. If you are curious about what I am playing with, take a look….

2012 is a bad garden year for me; abnormally early and hot spring, late severe frost, and extreme summer drought. With some ‘creative croppings’, I managed to salvage a few presentable pictures for the year.

Acer palmatum Geisha, Corydalis 'Wildside Blue', Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'

A closer look at Corydalis 'Wildside Blue'

Heucheras with Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Entrance to the House

A stroll to the pool

Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland', Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low' and Iris ensata

Echinaceas, Hosta 'Sun Power', Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66'

A mixed conifers and perennials bed

Conifers, ornamental grasses, and perennials

A perspective of some of our conifers

Thalictrum delavayi 'Splendide' and Helenium 'Red Jewel’

Its hot and dry out there

Fall Asters with miniature roses

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrows' in the fall

The fall colour of Acer palmatum 'Seiyu'

The rich fall colour of a maple I nicknamed Acer palmatum 'Gold Finch' (GC)

You can see more pictures of our garden in other segments of this site. I have organized my garden web site into the following segments:
(You can view any of these topics by hovering over the set of buttons to the right. You can also see previous versions of this page here)

Home Garden

Seasons in the Garden

– An overview of plants that are interesting in each month of our gardening season.

Favourite Perennials

– Images of our favourite perennials in alphabetical order (but does not include all the perennial we grow).

Love of Maples

– Ornamental maples in our little collection and their seasonal looks.

Ornamental Conifers

– Ornamental conifers in our little collection, and their seasonal looks.

Rhododendrons & Friends

– Some Rhododendrons and broadleaf evergreen that can forgive our abuses.

Woody Deciduous

– Some flowering trees and shrubs that are willing to hangout in a Zone 5 garden.

Graceful Grasses

– Our limited and cautious dabbling in ornamental grasses

Rockery Treasures

– Our experiments in making rockery gardens.

Fernery Illusions

– Our naive intention of making a simple ‘fernery’. (Future Project)

Garden Sanctuaries

– Favourite hangout areas in our garden.

Lake Cercis

– Future project to extend our garden to the irrigation pond.

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

– Future project to garden around our cottage.

Nature Garden

– Wild flowers and other interesting plants around our cottage.

Cottage Skies

– Imagintive everchanging combination of light, colours, skies, reflection, cloud and water at the cottage.

Garden Thoughts

Garden Doodles

– This and that about garden making

Talk of the Garden

– My garden blog.

Gardens Over the Fence

– Gardens that are of interest to us.

Plant Library

– My collection of plants related books.


– reference sources useful to our gardening activities.

Again, you can view any of these topics by hovering over the set of buttons to the left.
Have a pleasant visit.

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2 Responses to “A Garden in Canada”

  1. kee fung says:

    Nice to see you playing with your garden!

    • admin says:

      Yeah despite some serious ‘playing’, the garden is still mostly under construction.
      Good to hear from you again.

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