GPOD on the Road: Government House Gardens
Cherry Ong visited the beautiful gardens at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, which is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Extra to our pursuits, nevertheless, is about in 36 acres of gorgeous gardens. Listed here are some wonderful views Cherry captured.
Try this flowery explosion from lewisia (Lewisia longipetala, Zones 5–8) on this retaining wall in Authorities Home. I have been ready to see what this vertical backyard has seemed like since I first noticed it newly constructed. It was definitely worth the wait!
Lewisias are succulent crops native to western North America.
Lewisias make rosettes of succulent leaves and clouds of fairly flowers.
The flowers are normally shades of pink but additionally are available in gentle yellows, oranges and peaches.
Lewisias are well-known for his or her stunning flowers and for being a bit fussy about rising outdoors of their native vary.
Clearly, these are fully pleased.
However there’s extra to the backyard than simply the lewisias. It is a ravishing house all through.
Here’s a stunning element on a backyard gate.
I needed to verify the mass of astelia within the perennial backyard mattress. I all the time surprise if it survived the cruel winter, and certainly it did – superbly! I imagine the important thing to its success is the protected location. The crops are within the shade surrounded by the fence, the gate and a big conifer (perhaps 60 ft tall). So sensible!
Right here is the HUGE conifer that’s serving to to guard the astelia.
stunning white Rhododendron flowers
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