5 of 10 Gardens on the 2013 Dawson Creek Garden Tour : )

Full of green thumb ideas (and a bit of green envy) we headed back into Dawson Creek to check out the four gardens in the city itself. We were not disappointed!

First stop was the garden of Ruth Graham and Marline (sorry I don’t have Marline’s last name). We were completely gobsmacked by godetias. Where have you been all my life? I can’t believe these beauties have never found their way into my garden. Yes, I bought a package of seeds this spring at the Dawson Creek Peavey Mart but they’re likely available in lots of places. Though after seeing this garden they might sell out so get yours fast! The godetias weren’t the only jaw droppers in this garden…there was also an incredible vegetable garden (farm?) in the back! Take a look…

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A cute pansy tipsy tower! And look behind it…a beautiful brick raised bed along the front of the house bursting with godetias.

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A closer look at the border of godetias…aren’t they beautiful? According to the tour pamphlet Marline starts them from saved seed every year.

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Through the garage and into the back garden…

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Wow hey? This is by far one of the neatest and most lush vegetable gardens I have ever seen.

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Anyone who thinks they can’t grow all their own vegetables unless they live on a farm will reconsider after seeing this garden!

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A lovely mix of flowers in the vegetable bed attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.

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This is a garden that would make any Peace Country pioneer proud. There’s even a cow!

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A closer look at the cow…I think it’s a sprinkler and when the hose is turned on the tail twirls. However it works, it is VERY eye catching!

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Lovely lavender containers filled with flowers line the back of the house.