Today I went out for another walk around our community. This time I decided to walk along Maple Crescent in the central part of Ladner.
The first garden that caught my eye was the one above. I think I was drawn to it by the mix of colours so bright and cheery to the eye. I would love to paint this garden and hang it on my wall. I didn’t even notice the weeds that had invaded this little garden. Between the heat and the mosquitoes its been hard to keep our garden beds tidy.
As I came to end of Maple Crescent I walked west along 45th avenue. I knew I had driven by this garden many times, catching tiny glimpses from afar. Now I wanted to check it out. Seeing gardens while walking lets you see so much more. This garden goes right to the curb and is filled with perennials.
Balloon flower or Platycodon grandiflorus is planted next to Coreopsis. The contrast of the pale yellow flowers of Coreopsis and the blue balloon flower is striking.
Here is another of the Coreopsis, such a soft yellow for the garden.
The front garden has a welcoming arbor enticing you to visit. Along the arbor you can see Ipomea or annual morning glory winding its way to the top. Below it Cosmos sway in the breeze with their tall stems covered in pink flowers. On the other side of the arbor a Clematis has finished blooming.
Dahlias the size of dinner plates bloom in this garden.
There a few nice gardens along this road. Here Rudbeckia and Buddleia are in full bloom. I love the use of Barberry with its mahogany coloured leaves as contrast in this garden.
Wispy blue stems of Helictotrichon sempervirens or blue oat grass combine nicely next to Barberry or Berberis.
I turned the corner to walk down Chestnut crescent, a very quiet road. Here the homeowner has made good use of this sunny east facing wall. Cactus type dahlias in many colours bring colour to what would otherwise be a blank wall.
Halfway down Chestnut crescent I found a gorgeous garden. Rudbeckia dots this garden repeating the colour throughout. Bright red gladioli add a vertical element to this garden. I would have loved to sneak into this front garden for a closer look. I was pleasantly surprised to hear a water fountain. Two small ponds grace this garden and are easily seen from the street. I will bet they sit outside in the evenings to enjoy this piece of heaven they have created.