2018 DC garden tour does not disappoint

While Mother Nature weeps throughout the day, the South Peace Garden Club’s 2018 tour was nonetheless a happy affair.

Gardens of green, colour and xeriscaping were on the garden club’s 2018 rainy greatest hits tour, which runs today until 4pm in and about Dawson Creek.

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“I change where some of the locations are each year, but they are pretty much all perennials,” said Trudy McInnis about her work on her 114 Ave. garden.

Alex and Fern Hansen’s hearty garden ensures a large return each year in the colder climates of the north, including some more exotic perennials planted.

Bill and Barbara Rose garden tours the walker around the entire yard, taking time to appreciate thyme planted amongst vegetable and flower plantings. The colour purple is the predominant petunia shade at Donna Illerbrun’s 98 Ave. home. She begins her work planting each year indoors from seed in February, before an annual transfer to the outside front yard.

The colour red is splashed though the 30-year-old Malin garden in north Dawson Creek, and is also a highlight of both front and backyards with markedly different but complimentary designs.

Margin Sequens’ yard on 89 Ave may be one of the seven hidden wonders of Mile Zero City. From the chess board and bar set up, to garden shed and arch, the garden has a huge footprint combing real planting and xeriscaping work, as well as a great view of the city. Check out the outdoor kitchen!

This year, a pair of rural gardens made the hit list, the Brocke’s Rhubarb to Roses location on Rd. 225 with both manicured and more rural paths to discovery of garden treasures, as well as the Rutledge land along South Dawson Road, showcasing raised veggies and a bubbling fountain. 

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