Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2001-2015: Fifteen Years of Gardening on the North Shore


Anne and Peter, West Vancouver



















'English Garden'
(Co-Design/Planting, long-term Maintenance of entire property)

Original Condition:
  • Newly purchased home, over-mature garden (ivy/heather)
Before:
Anne and Peter, West Vancouver


















  • Removed existing plantings
  • Relocated perennials and woody ornamentals from previous garden
  • Reconfigured/new plantings over time
Established plantings:
Anne and Peter, West Vancouver




Anne and Peter, West Vancouver

Anne and Peter, West Vancouver













































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Patricia and Bob, North Vancouver

























'Painter's Courtyard Garden'
(Design, Installation, long-term Maintenance of entire property)
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Pam and John, West Vancouver




















'Mixed/Perennial Border'
(Co-Design, Planting, long-term Maintenance of entire property)
  • Original smokebush/holly/peonies
  • Perennials/annuals/grasses/bulbs reconfigured every season
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Eva, West Vancouver




'Driveway Pocket Garden'
(Design, Installation)

Original Condition:
  • New landscape/boulders along driveway and existing Japanese maple
Newly planted:

Eva, West Vancouver
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Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver
'Grotto/Stream Bed Garden'
(Design, Installation, and long-term Maintenance of entire property)

Original condition:
  • Tiered rock wall with former veggie/herb garden and cedar hedge
  • Lawn
  • Massive cedar tree (with invading roots) to left
Installed:
  • Dry river-rock creek bed 
  • Basalt waterfall and pool with recirculating pump (assisted by Paul Sra Landscaping)
  • Crushed granite pathway
  • Perennial /woody ornamental garden
During installation:
Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver
Established planting:

Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver












Sheena and Terry,West Vancouver
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Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver




















'Bog Garden'
Original condition:
  • Seasonal sub-surface creek under gravel
Installed:
  • Raised garden beds
  • Water irises, grasses, native reeds, Crocosmia, perennial Fuchsia eventually
Year after planting:
Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver















Established planting:

Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver












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Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver
 'Entrance Garden'

Original condition:
Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver


















Installed:
  • Expanded garden beds with salvaged/divided plants 
  • Installed crushed granite pathway for continuous path around house

Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver
Sheena and Terry, West Vancouver








































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Bean Around the World (Barney), West Vancouver











'Public Patio Garden'
(Design, Installation, and ride-by/coffee-pitstop Maintenance)

Original Condition:
  • Outdated planters and worn-out plantings!
Before:
Barney, West Vancouver



















Established plantings:
Barney, West Vancouver


Barney, West Vancouver















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Moira and Robert, West Vancouver






































'Small Space/Courtyard Garden'
(Co-Design, Installation, and periodic Maintenance)

Original condition:
  • Concrete patio and salvaged plants from their friend's garden
  • Lots of drainage/root zone issues
During demolition:
Moira and Robert, West Vancouver


















Installed:
  • Recycled concrete pathway and planting berm
  • Perennial/woody ornamentals
During installation:
Moira and Robert, West Vancouver


































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Moira and Robert, West Vancouver






































'Entrance Garden'
(Design, Installation, periodic Maintenance)

Original condition:
  • A lot of escaped bamboo, volunteer Daphne laureola, and spindly rhodos!
Before:
Moira and Robert, West Vancouver



















Installed:
  • Recycled concrete retaining wall
  • Perennial and woody ornamental garden
During installation:
Moira and Robert, West Vancouver























Established plantings:

Moira and Robert, West Vancouver



Moira and Robert, West Vancouver
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Jim and Wren, West Vancouver
 'Terrace Foliage Garden'
(Co-Design, Planting, long-term Maintenance of entire property)

Original Condition:
A lot of English bluebells, old heather, and dying Hebes

Before:
Jim and Wren, West Vancouver

























During renovation:
Jim and Wren, West Vancouver




















Established plantings:

Jim and Wren, West Vancouver



Jim and Wren, West Vancouver

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John and Margot, West Vancouver





























'Natural Bedrock/Mountainside Garden'
(Long-term Maintenance for entire property)




















  • Inital years, helping owners expand garden to all property lines


New planting:

John and Margot, West Vancouver
















Established planting:

John and Margot, West Vancouver
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Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver













'West Coast Contemporary Garden (Front)'
(Co-Design, Installation, long-term Maintenance of entire property)

Original Condition
  • Newly installed landscape (within 3 years) by a different company
Before:
Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver


Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver
  • Reconfigured existing plantings/new additions over time

Established plantings:
Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver
Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver
































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Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver





















'West Coast Contemporary Garden (Back)'
  • Reconfigured beds/plantings over time
Established plantings:


Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver
Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver



Patti and Pierre, West Vancouver
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Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver












'Pool Deck Planters'
(Co-Design, Installation, long-term Maintenance of entire property)
  • New annual and perennial displays every year, against a 'White Garden' scheme
Established plantings:
Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver


Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

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Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver










































'Hanging Baskets'
  • Seasonal annuals/perennials/cuttings in handbuilt moss baskets






























Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

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Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver
'Pond/Rhododendron Grotto Garden'
  • Maintenance/new plantings in waterlily/iris pond and rhododendron/forest garden
Roswitha and Bob, West Vancouver

































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Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver





'Shade Garden'
(Design, Installation, long term Maintenance of entire property)

Original Condition:
  • Shady lawn
Before:
Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver
















Installed:
  • Bluestone pathway and perennial shade garden 
During installation:
Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver


Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver

Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver





Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver







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Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver














'Open Woodland/Rhododendron Garden'

Original Condition:
  • Rectangular concrete patio with mixed perennial/rhodo/native woody plants
Installed:
  • Reconfigured plantings/new additions before and after patio renovation

Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver


Jim and Kathryn, North Vancouver







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Jim and Rojeanne, West Vancouver

'Hillside Meadow Garden'
(Co-Design, Installation, long-term maintenance of entire property)

Original Condition:
  • Weedy slope and overgrown perennial border





Jim and Rojeanne



Installed:
  • French lavender, various grasses and perennials over the years

Jim and Rojeanne, West Vancouver



















Jim and Rojeanne, West Vancouver

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'Perennial Border'

  • Reconfigured existing plantings/new introductions (eg. heritage rose from cuttings, blue monkshood) over time



























Jim and Rojeanne, West Vancouver
Jim and Rojeanne, West Vancouver

Jim and Rojeanne, West Vancouver

































































































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Sandra and Don, North Vancouver










'Rock Wall Garden and Boulevard'
(Co-Design, Installation, long-term Maintenance of entire property)

Original condition:
  • 30-year-old junipers, from top of wall to curb
Installed:
  • River rock boulevard interplanted with Cotoneaster dammeri
  • Rock garden with mixed woody ornamentals, perennials and bulbs
Before:

Sandra and Don, North Vancouver



















Years later (on a chilly November day):
Sandra and Don, North Vancouver


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North Vancouver



















'Safe-house garden'
(Consult, Design, Installation)


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Bev, East Vancouver


'Duplex Specimen Garden'
(Co-Design, Installation, periodic long-term Maintenance)

Bev, East Vancouver


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Ellis, North Vancouver



















'Duplex English Garden'
(Co-Design/Planting, periodic long-term Maintenance)
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Steve and Audrey, Bowen Island
























'Seaside Oasis Garden'
(long-term Maintenance, Planting)
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Deb and Dan, North Vancouver
























'Front Garden'
(Long-term maintenance of entire property, planting, co-Design)
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Sue and Hugh, West Vancouver



















'Faery Garden'
(Long-term Maintenance/Reconfiguring)

Sue and Hugh, West Vancouver























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Paula, North Vancouver

'Old Growth Stump Garden'
(Co-Design of entire property, Installation)

Before:



Paula, North Vancouver
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Cheryl, North Vancouver

'Mixed Veggie/Perennial Garden'
(my own! 2012-2015)

Cheryl, North Vancouver

Cheryl, North Vancouver



Cheryl, North Vancouver



Cheryl, North Vancouver






















Cheryl, North Vancouver

2 comments:

dave t said...

You do really nice work Cheryl.

Lindsay O'Grady said...

Nice workmanship, your fellow gardeners, Lindsay O'Grady. Wishing you continued success