January 20, 2022

SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

Phillip’s Vancouver Garden

Share This :
, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

My name is Phillip Oliver, and I sent you photos of my Alabama garden many years ago. Since that time, my husband (Michael) and I relocated across the country to Vancouver, Washington. It has always been a dream of mine to live and garden in the Pacific Northwest. We have been here six years now and have started a new garden from scratch. We downsized when moving here, so this garden is smaller, about a quarter of an acre. I work at a local garden center, which helps (or hinders, depending on how you look at it) my gardening obsession.

Here are some photos from this past year. As you can see, the garden has already filled in. Most of it was only grass when we moved in.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis is a view of our front garden from the roof, taken in September. The front garden is the smallest area and extends about 20 feet from the house to the street.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnd here’s the view from the street side. The first thing I did was have a fence built to garden around. I am very fond of roses, especially the David Austin varieties. The orange rose is ‘Lady of Shallot’. Other roses (not David Austin) are ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Radway Sunrise’. Behind the rose is the shrub Salix integra Hakuro Nishiki‘ (dappled willow, Zones 5–7) and smoke tree (Cotinus ‘Royal Purple’, Zones 3–9). The tree is Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Esk Sunset’ (Zones 4–7). Perennials include Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Zones 5–8), Santolina ‘Lemon Queen’ (Zones 6–8), and Salvia ‘Caradonna’.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe front garden gate features climbing roses ‘Dublin Bay’ and ‘Veilchenblau’ and two clematis: ‘Jackmanii Superba’ (Zones 4–8) and ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ (Zones 4–9).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsI was unfamiliar with Ceanothus ‘Black Diamond’ (California lilac) until moving here, and now I love it. It grows incredibly fast. Michael has trained this one into a small tree.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsOur back garden is larger than the front. It is partially on a slope, and I created terraces here. Some of the plants here are Phormium ‘Rainbow Queen’ (New Zealand flax, Zones 8–10), ‘Tiger Eyes’ sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’, Zones 4–8), Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ (Zones 6–9) and Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit’ (Zones 3–9). The rose on the moon arch at the top of the steps is the rambler ‘Phyllis Bride’.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsDavid Austin rose ‘Golden Celebration’ and Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas, Zones 7–10)

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe center of our back garden is a gravel courtyard and pergola. We initially began with a vegetable garden but took it out after two years. The vine on the pergola on the left is ‘Fiona Sunrise’ jasmine (Jasminum officinale ‘Fiona’s Sunrise’, Zones 7–10). The rose on the right is ‘Climbing Pinkie‘.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsHere’s another view of the courtyard from the side. The roses are ‘Cornelia‘ and ‘Mutabalis’. Like in our former garden, we built a wall and painted it purple. It separates the courtyard from a smaller garden just off the deck.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe smaller garden (we call it the “Pan Garden” because it features a statue of Pan) is just off the deck. This is the first area we worked on after moving in.

Share This :