BEAUTY IN THE FRIDGE

Spring in British Columbia

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Today Bruce and Suzanne Pearce are sharing their garden with us.

We live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Here are some photos of our spring garden.

roses in fiery colorsDespite roses’ reputation for being finicky, these look incredibly happy and beautiful.

garden patio looking out on water and mountainsIt’s hard to beat these incredible views from the garden! The hedge in the back of the garden provides shelter and privacy without obscuring the scenery beyond.

various spring blooming plantsHere are several spring-blooming beauties, with daffodils (Narcissus hybrids, Zones 3–8) at the bottom, a yellow tulip (Tulipa hybrid, Zones 3–8) at the top right, and several ranunculus (Ranunculus asiaticus, Zones 7–10 or as an annual) at the top left.

light peach daffodilThis unusual daffodil variety with extra petals in the center creates a full trumpet.

double-flowered daffodil Layers of petals on this more-typical double-flowered daffodil make an effect almost more like that of a rose or camellia than a typical daffodil.

mass of orange tulipsTulips in soft shades of orange show off their dark centers.

white double daffodilA double daffodil with petals of a pure white.

An incredible view is framed with spring blooms, including fragrant masses of lilac (Syringa vulgaris, Zones 5–7).

assortment of bearded irisesAn assortment of bearded irises (Iris hybrids, Zones 3–10). The name “iris” comes from the Greek word for rainbow, and this image shows how apt that name is, with flowers coming in nearly every color but true red, and often combining two or more colors in a single bloom.

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

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