Today we’re visiting Paula Brown’s beautiful garden in Ottawa, Ontario.
These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago, and more plants are still coming to bloom. In the spring my roses are floriferous! I love bringing sick plants back to vigorous health—so rewarding! Seeds, bulbs, annuals, perennials, I love them all!
I have been gardening all of my life, as my parents loved vegetable gardens. I even have a tomato plant in the pictures that I am sending. My daughter gave me the plant, and my garden welcomed the little guy with open arms. My true love is flowers, though, as you can see!
It is hard for me to pick a favorite plant, but I would have to say hibiscus when they are in bloom. I love the red color, and they scream, “Look at me!” The sea of Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 5–9) is a fantastic backdrop for the red hibiscus.
My husband edges the garden for me so beautifully. It gives the gardens that edge of class which I love. I hope to be gardening for a long time to come, even though I am in my mid-70s. Time will tell, but the plants have become my friends over the years, and I do believe that I can speak “plant.”
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