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A Garden Award!

Dear Friends,

The party in the garden is over for another year.  The blooms have faded and the bees are gone.  The fairies are all hibernating now, safely curled up and tucked deep inside the fern fronds.  And, although there are no great choirs of birds, you can still hear a soloist every now and then if you’re still and  very quiet…Past what the eye sees, there is much happening beneath the soil to ready for next season’s show of flowering splendour; for the garden, too, needs to retreat and store energy in order to survive and thrive.


Even though, I am already dreaming of warmer days ahead. Very recently, at a lovely awards ceremony and reception at our city hall, hubby and I were presented with our city’s Award of Excellence for Gardens!!!  A beautiful etched crystal plaque sits, for the moment, on our kitchen table catching the light.

This has certainly been a good year for our garden! In August, our provincial landscape association and our university’s botanical garden asked that our garden be on their Mystery Garden Tour fundraiser next summer! Hubby and I, along with some friends, bought tickets for their inaugural tour this past summer held over a weekend in August and got a chance to tour a dozen private residential gardens. We enjoyed every single moment of it! I can’t wait to go again!  There are so many wonderful gardens and each one is uniquely beautiful!

It’s so humbling to be recognized for our accidental greenish thumbs! Lol When you plant a garden, the least you can hope for is that something will manage to bloom where you planted! And, the most you can hope for is that someone else will enjoy it and want to share it, too! Points of merit listed on the framed award certificate include:

 – “Even more beautiful than the garden, is the hope it has inspired. “Pink Days In Bloom” is a national fundraiser that began in this garden to raise funds to fight breast cancer.”

– Featured in an upcoming spring issue of Victoria magazine, this lovely garden is bringing communities together.”

Did you catch that last ‘bit’???? 🙂  As I know many of you share a love for gardens, I am, for now, sharing just a few photos of one section of our garden in bloom earlier this year.  Stay tuned for holiday planters…Thanks for visiting!

Wishing you a beautiful day!



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Non-stop begonias are still blooming!


I am thrilled to be back sharing with Sandi at Tea Time, What’s It WednesdayOpen House Blog PartyFeathered Nest Friday, Pink Saturday  and Seasonal Sunday!

Categories: JARDINS, PINK
  1. yarlette
    2013/11/20 at 1:00 am

    Your gardens are beautiful. I can certainly see why you won an award. Love seeing every thing on your blog.

  2. 2013/11/21 at 10:52 am

    Seeing all the beauty that abounds in your garden, it is no surprise that you were awarded. I would love to have so many blooming things. BTW, I will look forward to now receiving more of your posts in my WP reader.

  3. 2013/11/21 at 3:22 pm

    Linda, your gardens are splendid! I adore all the pink blooms! Congratulations on a well deserved award for your garden! Looking forward now to all your Christmas displays. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely weekend.


  4. 2013/11/24 at 9:31 am

    Congrats! Your photos are gorgeous and I love your kitty! 🙂

  5. 2013/11/24 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations on a well deserved honor! I would love a stroll through your lovely garden!

  6. bj
    2013/11/24 at 8:33 pm

    Oh, my…this is, indeed, an award winning garden. Congratulations.

  7. Bonita Pelley
    2013/11/25 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Your garden is stunning! Love it, love it.

  8. 2013/11/25 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Linda,
    I missed seeing that you posted….glad I checked. Loved seeing all your beautiful garden pics and congrats again on your award,it is well deserved. I see you have a beautiful gold chain tree – I planted two but they didn’t survive the winter. Maybe,I should try again.
    Take care,

  9. 2013/11/26 at 7:16 am

    Linda, your garden is amazing and so is your photography. You give me something to aspire to as I set out on my new garden which is currently a wreck. Thanks for the words, pictures and insight.

  10. 2014/06/09 at 7:29 am

    Women and their love for pink can only weave something as fantastic as this 🙂
    My goodness, you are living in a self created heaven; what else could a person want? These pictures magical and abundant with grace and charm. Visual treat!

  11. 2015/03/15 at 1:06 am

    Linda, your gardens are beautiful. Gardening is my favorite hobby and I only wish I could have mine as pretty as yours. We have been in a terrible drought for several years and it has been a struggle but it seems we are finally coming out of that cycle…fingers crossed. 🙂

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