Gardens in Vancouver, BC have experienced such a late season this year.  It seems everything is still about five weeks behind our regularly anticipated schedule.  But what a long way we’ve come, and despite all the cool weather some plants have really thrived.  I was expecting all roses to be suffering from black spot and thus wearing only yellow leaves this year, but nature surprised me once again! I have to admit though, that I have enjoyed the bounty of BC berries which seem to be a result of this unexpected weather.

Vancouver backyard in summer

Backyard in summer - mega crop of raspberries & a great place to eat them!

Vancouver backyard in spring

Backyard in spring, naked raspberry canes

 

The second garden, below, is a beautiful English cottage garden brimming with roses. You wouldn’t know it in spring!

Vancouver garden in spring - pretty green

Vancouver garden in spring - pretty green foliage, that's it!

Front garden in summer - lots of blooms

Front garden in summer - lots of blooms and roses

 

Hellebores put on a fantastic show in the spring, especially when planted in the garden en masse. I love the bonus of having evergreen leaves that last all year with these plants.

Front garden filled with spring blossoming Hellebores

Front garden filled with spring blossoming Hellebores

Front garden in summer - lush perennials and evergreens

Front garden in summer - lush perennials and evergreens

 

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