Revisiting a British Columbia Garden

Today we’re visiting with Suzanne Pearce in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. My husband, Bruce, and I submitted photos to GPOD in 2021 (Spring in British Columbia). At the time I did not include photos of our lower garden, so here are a few. Bruce passed away on May 30 last year, and I find that the garden certainly eases the ensuing grief. In addition to beautiful plants, the garden boasts this absolutely stunning view. In these four different views of the lower garden walkway, the bright blue footbridge serves as a highlight. Pink garden phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8) shows off in the garden with tall, fragrant, butterfly-attracting flowers. Bearded irises come in a bewildering array of colors, but it’s hard to beat the beauty of this clear blue one (Iris hybrid, Zones 3–8). These oriental poppies (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–8) have huge, brilliantly colored flowers. More views from the lower garden include garden phlox showing off alongside hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) and various perennials. Have a garden you’d like to share? Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit! To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden. Have a mobile phone? Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening! Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.

Revisiting a British Columbia Garden

Today we’re visiting with Suzanne Pearce in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

My husband, Bruce, and I submitted photos to GPOD in 2021 (Spring in British Columbia). At the time I did not include photos of our lower garden, so here are a few. Bruce passed away on May 30 last year, and I find that the garden certainly eases the ensuing grief.

view of lake and mountains behind a garden lined by treesIn addition to beautiful plants, the garden boasts this absolutely stunning view.

four image collage of different views on a garden walkwayIn these four different views of the lower garden walkway, the bright blue footbridge serves as a highlight.

four image collage of various flowers along a garden walkwayPink garden phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8) shows off in the garden with tall, fragrant, butterfly-attracting flowers.

close up of bright blue irisesBearded irises come in a bewildering array of colors, but it’s hard to beat the beauty of this clear blue one (Iris hybrid, Zones 3–8).

close up of red oriental poppy flowersThese oriental poppies (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–8) have huge, brilliantly colored flowers.

four image collage of bright pink and yellow flowersMore views from the lower garden include garden phlox showing off alongside hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) and various perennials.