Na­tional 2017 Canada's Sesqui­cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion Gar­den Con­test Win­ners

Thank you gar­den­ers! We were so pleased to have so many of you par­tic­i­pate in our con­test to show your Cana­dian pride. Please en­joy some of the pho­to­graphs of the win­ning gar­dens.

Alberta Gardener Magazine - - Contents - By Heather Klein

Win­ner Cat­e­gory 1

De­bra Ho­gan of Toronto, Ont. for the best small gar­den in a con­fined space or bal­cony.

De­bra Ho­gan knows how to make the most out of her metro Toronto gar­den. Al­though they live on a small Toronto prop­erty with lit­tle space for gar­den­ing, De­bra has man­aged to make use of a sec­ond floor bal­cony for her flo­ral trib­ute to Canada. She also wanted to pay trib­ute to her late Aunt Lot­tie who trav­elled ex­ten­sively across our great coun­try.

De­bra’s bal­cony gar­den con­tains 13 dif­fer­ent types of flow­ers. One for ev­ery prov­ince and ter­ri­tory. She planted alyssum, coleus, gera­ni­ums, im­pa­tients, ivy, pachysan­dra, petu­nias, pur­ple hearts, sil­ver falls vines, sweet peas, spi­der plants, ver­bena, and wan­der­ing jew. Keep­ing with the Canada theme, she chose red and white as her dom­i­nant col­ors and the vines added an in­ter­est­ing colour con­trast with sil­ver, pur­ple and green and white leaves. The ad­di­tion of the pro­vin­cial and ter­ri­to­rial flags around the plants helped keep the squir­rels at bay as they dis­cov­ered that her sweet peas were de­li­cious!

It must be won­der­ful sit­ting out­side with your morn­ing cof­fee and en­joy­ing your On­tario Gar­dener Magazine, De­bra!

A glimpse of Rachelle Sig­urd­son's win­ning gar­den (see pages 36 to 38).

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