Garden Landscapes and Plant Services

VIRDIGRIS GARDENING

Specializing in plant and garden services from the Ladysmith area, north to Nanaimo, and to other areas of Vancouver Island upon request. I do my own work and like to establish a professional working relationship. By listening to you I can help realize your vision for a personalized garden.

With regard to garden plantings and garden landscapes, renovating or restoring existing gardens is a particular interest of mine. Specific projects may include: Designs, selective pruning, shaping and/or thinning of shrubs and trees for views, new plantings or features, prune creatively, replant, and update. 

Also, if there is a disconnect between the house and garden, I would be happy to suggest changes to bring the two together: changes to your house can revolutionize your interior space by also integrating the garden.

Please Note: For lawn-care (grass cutting) this is offered as part of a larger service. For lawn-care only, there are usually many affordable options available in your immediate neighbourhood. I myself do not currently provide heavy hard-landscaping machines, and as a gardener I am not a suitable person to call out for swimming pool cleaning services, concrete stripping, gutter cleaning, or other specialist non-gardening services. Thank you.

Recent Posts

Seasonal Garden Sculpture: Woodperson Surprise and Hanging Tulips

Recently an old(ish) friend shared this photograph – and so for a change I am not using my own image – of a woodland garden sculpture, from a place in North Devon, England, called Broomhill Sculpture Park. It could be quite a shock to the system if unexpected, but a great example how off-season interest can be introduced into a garden. I will not add any more, except if I knew the artist, I would name them. It is a wonderful photograph too.

Photo: Sharon Murray. Broomhill Sculpture Park.

Photo: Sharon Murray. Broomhill Sculpture Park.

This garden sculpture theme ties in nicely with a current experiment of mine to make moss hanging baskets to provide winter greenery in our locally cool temperate and very wet winter climate. For the hanging baskets, then the plan is for a spring surprise of bright vivid tulips that are hanging high and out of the reach of the deer (who no doubt have also been waiting all winter for their spring candy snacks).

For background, the next photos are of the initial hanging tulips surprise: It was accidental as the bulbs were in-passing shoved into a hanging basket to keep them alive and then forgotten about.  The result should I hope be improved upon this coming spring, with wire baskets and cascading ferny mosses instead of plastic providing the winter interest. The tulip colours planned are also more volcanic.

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