Welcome to my Blog.

 

As a nature photographer, I enjoy getting out of doors to go shooting flowers and what better place to find flowers than in a garden. I am fortunate to have a number of friends here in High River, Alberta, who are fabulous gardeners so I have plenty of opportunities locally. I also love to travel and wherever I am I look for gardens to visit. I recently created a gallery of gardens, here on my website, that I have visited. I am now creating a series of blog posts designed to share my garden experiences with whoever happens by.

As we head into a new gardening season, albeit, still under the shroud of Covid, I will continue to add gardens I have visited to my list here. I would love to hear from readers of this blog - have you also visited some of these gardens? Are there gardens near you I should definitely put on my "must visit" list? Or just drop a line to say "Hi"!

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As you may have noticed I am flip-flopping between It All Began in a Garden and  In the Artist's Studio, and I hope you are enjoying the change of pace. As I run out of artists from the Highwood Gallery & Gifts to cover, I will reach out to my community and beyond to interview other artists. Is there someone you would like to have covered in one of my writings?

From time to time I may add other topics of interest to me, I hope they will be of interest to you too.

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn

High River Garden Tour 2021 - The Moshenko Garden

September 09, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Join this tour of another of the gardens visited during the High River Garden Tour 2021. I was kind of taken by surprise by this highly thought out, totally unique garden. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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High River Garden Tour 2021 - The Chaput Garden

August 23, 2021  •  1 Comment
This garden is not particularly easy to find. While it's easy enough if you know the address, you are unlikely to just happen to drive by it as it's located on a quiet road and is tucked into a corner lot with mature trees adding to its privacy. It's kind of a shame, really, that more people don't happen by to appreciate the special place that it i...
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High River Garden Tour 2021 - The Miller Garden

August 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Join me for another tour of the gardens of the High River Garden Tour 2021. This time we will enjoy the wonderful garden of Sandy Miller. As a full-time nurse, Sandy relaxes and rejuvenates in her garden. That is when she isn't planning, planting, dead-heading, pruning and otherwise tending to this wonderful space.
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High River Garden Tour 2021 - The VanDonzel Garden

August 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
They brought their Dutch heritage with them and created a wonderful garden here in High River. It's interesting, I had never been to their home before joining the garden tour committee then in a very short time I came to feel welcomed and comfortable in their lovely yard. Join me on a visit to Frank and Joanne VanDonzel's wonderful garden.
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High River Garden Tour 2021 - The Maccoy Garden, Sheppard Family Park

August 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I was terribly impressed by the efforts that have gone into rebuilding the gardens of Ruth Maccoy. Devastated by the flood with only the peonies surviving this garden has been lovingly rebuilt to replicate what one would expect to see in a "cottage garden". I am sure Ruth would be pleased with the result.
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