Three Goji Berry bushes

Coral Bells - Marmalade and Purple Petticoats

Honeyberry Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis'

Citronella, Pelargonium graveolens

Rose - Morden Fireglow

Rose - Campfire

Rose Winnipeg Parks (Bylands)

Tulips, double early assorted colours

Strawberry, Berry Basket Pink

Strawberry, Gigantico Everbearing

Strawberry, Deliz

Everbearing Strawberry - Fraisier

Strawberry Mignonette (West Coast Seeds)

Creeping Phlox, Candy Stripe

Feather Reed Grass, 'Karl Foerster' Zone 4 grows to 5' and 2' wide

Sage, Garden Grey

Asclepiade tuberosa, Butterfly flower

Viola somula Admire Mix

Silver Falls Dichondra

Verbena - Wicked Beauty Burgundy (planted in front purple bed and it bloomed all year)

Regent Saskatoon

Ure Pear Pyrus Ussuruensis with several grafts that was eaten by an animal. We replaced it with a Paul Pear.

Verbena Purple Fizz

Red Candy Lingonberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Creeping Lamium 'White Nancy'

Dusty Miller, Silverdust

Catmint, Blue Wonder

Yarrow New Vintage Violet

Sage - Purple

Victoria Pink Forget-Me-Not

I Love Thyme and Added the Following

  • Lemon Thyme
  • Golden Lemon Thyme
  • Creeping Thyme 'Magic Carpet'
  • Creeping Thyme, Pink Chintz
  • Thyme Compact English Thyms vulgaris
  • Thyme, Tabor Thymus pulegioides
  • a random thyme plant I found at Home Depot
  • White Mother of Thyme

In 2019 we planted Mary Washington asparagus in a wooden barrel in the front yard. I also grew Presto Pink Sizzle Geraniums, Pelargonium x hortorum and a Calgary Boxwood. Other plants include Viola sorbet, Black Delight, Erica Kramer's Red Heather, a Lambs' Ear Oreja de Cordero and a Silver Mound Artemisia schmidiana. We planted a Waneta Plum in the front yard. Prunus americana 'Waneta'

In 2020, I planted Savannah Hot Rod Red Geraniums, a Boxwood and added Valiant Grape vine. The grapes made a lovely jelly. I also planted two Lobelia Magadi Compact White, Lobelia Crystal Palace, Tickseed Corepsis and Calibrachoa Tangerine.

Two Geranium Pinto Premium Deep Red that died on the May long weekend in 2021 and I had to replace with Rocky Mountain Dark Red Geraniums

Flowers I grew from seed

  • Calendula, Fancy Mix (Seeds of Change)
  • Night Scented Matthiola, Annual stocks
  • Oriental Poppy (Burpee), Brilliant Red
  • California Poppy, Sunset Mixed Colors
  • Columbine Harlequin Mix (Burpee)

In the garden, I grew the following from seeds

  • Red Onions (Pacific Northwest Seeds)
  • Carrots from seeds I saved
  • 2 packages Oregon Sugar Pod II Peas (A'Bundah Seeds)
  • Oregon sugar pod Pea (Mr Fothergill's)
  • Russian Sugar Peas (A'bundah Seeds) - beautiful flowers
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Garden Bean Gourmet Blend (Burpee)
  • Spinach, seaside (West Cost Seeds)
  • Tomato, Mortgage Lifter (Mackenzie Seeds)
  • Kohlrabi, Superschmeltz (West Coast Seeds)
  • Kohlrabi Kolibri (purple) (West Coast Seeds)
  • Pac Choi Toy Choi (West Coast Seeds)
  • Sweat Peas, Starry Night Mix
  • Sunflower, Taiyo
  • Carrots Malbec (Veseys)
  • Summer Squash sunburst (Veseys) - very delicious
  • Sugar Lace II Snap Peas (West Coast Seeds)
  • Lettuce select salad blend (Livingston Seed)
  • Lettuce Paris Cos White (Pacific Northwest)


  • Blueberry Chippewa and another random Blueberry
  • Pink Popcorn Blueberry
  • 'Polaris' Blueberry
  • Cabbage sweet slaw - got eaten by caterpillar moths
  • In 2021 we grew a Graceful Grasses Prince Tut Papyrus plant.
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Seaberry, Orange Energy Zone 3 grows 16' and 7'
  • creeping Rosemary
  • Italian parsley


In 2017/18, I added the following:

  • Little Gem Pearl Lettuce
  • Falling in Love Poppy
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mini Munch Cucumber
  • Prizehead Lettuce
  • Catnip
  • Early White Vienna Kohl Rabi
  • Forget me Not
  • Elder Lemony Lace
  • Cedar Evergreens
  • Really Red Geranium
  • Lobelia Trailing
  • Pansy
  • Snowflake Creeping Phlox
  • Dickson Gold
  • Organic Tomato Seed
  • Roma VF Tomato
  • Marigold Perfection Orange
  • Magic Carpet Creeping Thyme
  • Dward Yarrow
  • Herb Golden Thyme
  • Pink Chintz
  • Sow Easy Lettuce
  • Red Russian Kale
  • San Marazano Lampadina Tomatoes
  • Scarlet Runner Bean
  • Baby Belle Peppers
  • Cornichon
  • Leptinella Squalida
  • Everbearing Strawberries
  • Herb Golden Thyme
  • Lemon Scented Geranium



In 2015, I added the following plants:

  • Juncus spiralis, water sedge
  • Liatris spicata Floristan Violet (Blazing Star)
  • 'Snowflake' Moss Phlox
  • Six Hills Giant Catmint
  • John Cabot Hardy Rose
  • 'Red Heart' Hens and Chicks Sempervivum Hybrid
  • Alpine strawberry
  • Viola, Sorbet Mix
  • Forget Me Nots
  • Pinata Mix Sweet Peas and Jet Set Mix Sweet Peas (Dwarf variety)
  • Zebra Iris
  • We grew a Citronella plant - it makes awesome mosquito repellent.
  • Orange Symphony Osteopermum
  • Peachleaf Bellflower
  • Bingo Yellow with Blotch Pansies
  • Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'
  • 'Butterfly Kisses' Coneflower
  • 'Tiny Rubies' Dianthus
  • Silver Nettle Vine
  • Rudbeckia, Indian Summer
  • 'Arizona Sun' Gaillardia
  • Columbine Ancolie, McKana Giant Hybrids
  • Catnip


  • Blue Borage
  • Orange Scented Thyme
  • Nutmeg thyme
  • More Woolly Thyme
  • Red creeping Thyme
  • Doone Valley Thyme
  • Lemon scented Thyme
  • White Moss Thyme
  • Tabor Thyme
  • Elfin Thyme
  • 'Strawberry' Mint, Mentha piperita
  • Peppermint
  • English mint
  • 'Grapefruit' Mint
  • Fruit Cocktail Mint
  • Applemint

Vegetable Garden

  • 'Redstart' Pepper, Capiscum annuum
  • Modern Early Cucumber
  • Sweet yellow corn
  • Leeks
  • Oh-So-Sweet Corn
  • Parris Island Cos Lettuce (West Coast Seed)
  • Paris Cos Lettuc
  • Extra Triple Curled Parsley
  • Scarlet Nantes Carrots
  • Little Finger Carrots
  • Purple Vienna Kohl rabi
  • Sugar Dady Snap Peas (West Coast Seeds)
  • Sugar Snap Peas (McKenzie Seeds)

I also added Blue Fescue grass, we shall see how it appears in 2016.


In 2014, I added the following plants:

  • True Blue Pansies
  • Burning Bush
  • tenderlong imperator carrots
  • Double Delight Raspberry
  • Delosperma Hybrid 'Jewel of Desert Arnet' Ice Plant
  • Echinacea purpurea PowWow Wild Berry coneflower
  • Elfin thyme
  • Jersey Giant Asparagus
  • Lilium longiflorium; easter lily
  • Etera Sedum Tile

In 2013, we grew:

  • Sugar snap peas
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Tomatoes - of course
  • millions of sunflowers
  • corn
  • potatoes
  • yellow wax beans
  • scarlet runner beans
  • cucumbers
  • lettuce
  • beets
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • rhubarb
  • zucchinni
  • giant purple flowering onions
  • celery - green and red
  • dill - it just appears on its own
  • woolly thyme, french thyme, pink flowering thyme, and silver lemon thyme
  • sorrel, rosemarry, hyssop, chives (garlic and onion), red onions, and green onions
  • Mexican sour gherkins
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Orange mint
  • Angelica
  • scented geraniums
  • Thai Basil
  • Lavendar
  • Sweet Basil
  • Marigolds
  • Geraniums

In 2012, we grew:

  • Henry Hudson Rose (White)
  • Asiatic Lily - ORange Pixie zone 2
  • Perennial Sage Salvia nemorosa
  • Fiedlio Gladiolus
  • Bluecrop Blueberry Zone 3 3' x 3'
  • Modern Sunrise Rose Zone3 pink/yellow
  • Golden Elderberry Zone 3 8-10' tall
  • Madame de PAris Gladiols 8-12' tall
  • Sedum reflexum 'Angelina' xone 3 full sun - on hill
  • Cobweb Hens & Chicks Sempervivum arachnoideum
  • Northland Blueberry zone3 (cdn tire)
  • Dragon's Blood Stonecrop Sedum spurium 'Roseum'
  • Georgia Blue Veronica zone 4 sun/part shade
  • Northcountry Blueberry Zone 4 full sun - part shade 2.5' x 3'
  • Beaked Hazelnut Zone3 full sun to part shade size 2m high 1.5 - 2m wide

In 2011, we grew:

  • Sugar snap peas
  • lettuce: buttercrunch, early smpso, spinach, black seeded simpson
  • Incas F1 Roma
  • Sungold F1
  • Rosie O'Day Alyssum
  • Watermelon Sugar Baby
  • Tristar strawberries
  • Clematis Crystal Fountain
  • Kiwis

Plants that I added in the yard:

  • Golden Rod Solidago Super zone2 height 28
  • Hardy Chrysanthemum Robinson's Rose Painted Daisy
  • Vaccinium Chippewa Blueberry zone3 Full sun
  • Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' zone 2-9
  • Little Lanterns Columbine Aquilegia canadensiszone3 part shade / shade
  • Strawberry Ft Laramie Everbearing
  • Georgia blue Speedwell
  • Purplelead sandcherry
  • Coral Carpet Stonecrop
  • Twister Juncus Jonc epars
  • Blanket Flower Gaillardia grandiflora arizona sun
  • Sedum spurium 'Summer Glory' two row stonecrop zone3
  • Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly flower zone 3
  • Eryngium white glitter (thistle)
  • Gold Drop Potentilla zone 2
  • Obediant plant Physolegia virginiana 'Summer Snow' zone2
  • Achillea Strawberry Seduction zone4
  • Blue Beech Carpinus carliniana zone3
  • Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Jefsun' suncatcher
  • Mesabi Cherry Prunus 'Mesabi' zone4 full sun height 10-14'
  • Lilium 'Crimson Pixie' zone2
  • Gaillardia 'Arizona Red Shades' hardy to -40F
  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea Spirea vanhouttei hardy to -40
  • Sagina subulata syn Arenaria caespitosa, Minuartia verna caespitosa Pearlwort
  • Bowles Black Viola viola cornuta
  • Hen and chicks sempervivum hybrd
  • Perennial Veronica spicata 'Icicle' zone4
  • Echinacea purpurea Purity
  • Artemisia 'Nan' silvermound
  • Rock soapwort saponaria ocymoides
  • Lilium 'Peetite Brigite' zone3
  • Vauvasian Bellflower Campanula bellidifloia
  • Silver 'Argenteus Thymus thymus vulgaris argenteus
  • Creeping doone Valley thyme
  • Upright english thyme
  • Melting fire Coral ells Heuchera hybrid
  • Creeping red thyme Thymus coccinea
  • Eryngium Blue Glitter'
  • Campanula persicifolia 'alba' bellflower

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