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.
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).