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We are Landscaper Gardeners in Cedar on Vancouver Island on the Pacific West Coast of Canada. Our motto is…”when you do what you love and you love what you do…you are one with the landscape. Creating a perfect garden paradise. We will create a landscape (an area) or garden space in a style which requires little or no irrigation.

A Gardener’s Paradise…cleaning a pond and water fall

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Before clean up

 

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After Clean up!

 

I often call myself the extreme landscaper.  I love taking on BIG landscape or garden clean up jobs!  Not only because I love the challenge but because I am a visual person and love the garden restoration after it is complete!  The work is often tedious and painstaking and often times at the end of a work period it seems I have made no headway!  But then almost magically, the garden comes to life and is revitalized.  Many,  many times after a garden is complete and I download the final photos and compare them with the before photos…I am amazed and energized by the garden work I have completed!  This clean up was one such challenge.  The pond and walkway had been overgrown for some years and it often times seems endless as it was a very detailed labour intensive job.  I worked it that garden yesterday and walked the steps up past the pond and it has held up to the test of time.  I completed this job a few seasons ago and still it is clean and beautiful!  So very happy with the end result…and MOST importantly so are the Garden Owners! 🙂

My garden progress

Squirrel stealing bulbs

One of the culprits in my garden stealing bulbs!  Squirrels have to eat too…just not my bulbs! 🙂

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In total now, we have spent 20 hours doing clean up and planting some spring bulbs.  I still have over 100 bulbs to plant which I will get done this week.  The snow last week put a temporary hold on planting but I will go forward this week and continue on the clean up and the planting.  As I mentioned earlier in a post when you plant bulbs (especially tulips) cover with chicken wire to protect from the critters….squirrels, deer,  raccoon, etc…  I did not heed my own advice and the robbers came in the night and helped themselves.  🙁  Note to myself to take my own advice.  My gardens are up high surrounded by a retaining wall but that did not stop the thieves from coming.  So be aware that barriers such as mine are not thief proof!