Help, I have a bad case of Solenostemon scutellarioides!

Solenostemon scutellarioides, is my latest addiction and the latin name for our old garden friend the coleus.  Now I pride myself on learning the latin names for my plants and there are some that I know the latin name and forget the common one, but this name is a challenge, I think I will stick with…

My Summer Garden

Even with the heat and no rain the garden is still hanging in there, the plants as long as they are watered hold their blooms  for a long time when the sun shines, I get the odd flopper but it quickly picks up with a little water.  Everyday they’re is a new surprise and something…

Tea at Bridal Veil Falls, British Columbia

During the summer, I thought it would be fun to do a series of different places to visit and while there enjoy the flora, fauna and a cup of iced tea.  Fist stop, Bridal Veil Falls just south of Hope, BC.  This area became a park in 1965 so like me it turns 50 this year!  Along…

Tea can be Cooling too!

It has been hot here lately, especially for June, which in the past has been really rainy!  So rather than worry about the lawn going brown and all the plant flopping that’s happening, (I will water the poor garden as soon as it cools a bit), I decided to try to make home-made iced tea from…

Beverly and Peter…a love affair!

There is love amongst the roses!  My roses ‘Beverly’ and ‘Peter Mayle’ seem to be very cozy in the garden these days!  ‘Beverly’ is looking beautiful all dressed up in her pink blossoms while ‘Peter Mayle’ is looking very handsome in his suit of rich, red/pink blooms.  They compliment each other very nicely, making the two of…

My Spring Garden

I am really enjoying my garden!  This is my second growing season in Chilliwack, British Columbia but to look at the garden one would think it was much more mature as the plants are all big and healthy!  Here are a few blooming now: Rose ‘Chicago Peace’ Pot of pansies…so sunny! Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’  for…

Tea in the City

Recently I had a lovely afternoon going into Vancouver with my aunt and cousin, there we met up with my niece and we all went for tea at Adonia Tea House in Kerisdale.  We were out to celebrate my aunt’s birthday, it turned out to be a lovely sunny day.  We decided on a white/green…