You must be wondering why I am out walking several times a week. I am on a mission to get fit but also find some beautiful gardens. What I love about walking is how much more I see in people’s gardens. You miss the fine details when driving. The other morning a friend suggested a couple of gardens she knew I would love to see. They are on 52-A street in Ladner. You know an eager gardener when they plant right to the edge of the boulevard. Potentilla and Heather make a pleasing combination along the roadside.
In the garden is what is known in Ladner as a peace pole. Peace poles were made by high school students in Delta. Its part of the Peace Pole Initiative and each one is inscribed with the words “May Peace Prevail On Earth”.
Upon a closer look I found my knight in shining armour! This is pretty cool I think. Another peace pole is placed to the side of the front door. There is more garden art throughout the garden making you look more than once so you don’t miss anything.
The house next door has a beautiful garden full of perennials. Bird feeders hang from the trees. I love the purple colour of this home.
Hydrangea, Dahlias and Rudbeckia fill this garden with late summer colour. Check out the garden art on the wall.
I love a bit of whimsy in the garden. Peeking under the arbor we spied this large banner. Is that another knight in shining armour? They remind of the kings on a set of playing cards.
What was disheartening to see was this sign at the end of the driveway. Its pleading for the return of a white bench that was taken from this spot. Another one has replaced it. The bench is there so people can rest a spell. It’s sad that a few people have spoiled this for others.
Once we left 52-A street we walked over to 55A street. I hope I have this street correct. It’s the one that I call candy cane lane as every resident on this street puts up Christmas lights for the community to enjoy. I had never walked this street in the summer. This garden was full of colour with Roses, Gladioli and annual flowers taking the stage. I love repeat blooming Roses.
In the center of the lawn a single Blue Fescue was planted in a container to hide a stump. I wanted to reach out and touch it.
This is another angle of the garden. Are those pansies still in bloom? Hard to believe after our heat wave and drought this summer.
Across the street was the most beautiful rose! Yes, this one has several different colours on one plant. Shades of yellow, dark pink and light pink make this one a keeper.
This curved path that takes your eye to the back and disappears. What is beyond? Another garden? I like the use of small stones as pathway material. If you want to kneel and work in the garden, its gentler on the knees. This is a lovely well designed small garden.
Have you been following my Ladner garden walks? If not, here are a few links to previous walks. You never know, I may have taken photos of your garden.