We have moved into an apartment because it is too much for us to maintain a large landscape now. However, we got permission to plant flowers on two sides of our corner apartment. We moved some of our favorite perennials from our previous home and added a lot more. Our area breaks a lot of rules or design principles that I write about. It is more a collection of a wide variety of flowers.
On cool days with sun breaks, I enjoy sitting with my back to the sun by my new flower garden. On warm days I can sit nearby in the shade of a tree.
There is also a good sized area where residents can plant vegetables, and I plant my share.
Of my five different careers in horticulture the one I liked the best was teaching horticulture for 23 years at a two-year community college. I still get to teach through this column. If you have a question, feel free to send me an email. Many of my garden columns are answers to questions readers have asked.
Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist. firstname.lastname@example.org