The Japanese and Moss/Water Garden
The Boulevard Garden
The Magnolia Tree Garden Room where the Trilliums grow.
The Sun Dial Circle, Thyme Circle and Center Garden
The Front Garden Rock and Alpines
The Back Garden Rock and Alpines
The Strip between the Driveways
The Woodland Garden
The Fig Tree Bed, including the bed next to the old sidewalk, in the back garden
The Cutting Garden including vegetables, herbs
The deck and patio plants, including some of the plants also listed in the Moss and Water Garden Room
Starting March 11, 2014
Garden purchases in 2014
Plant, dirt, pots etc. (except orchids)
11-Mar-14 - Cannor Nursery. $89.91 plus tax for total of $97.80
Hosta Sugar Daddy,
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart),
perennial cyclamen (was a house variety)
Plastic tags @.10 each, assorted pots and trays,
2 bags of really good orchid media - has medium fir bark, coarse perlite,
charcoal, chunky peat or sphagnum moss
Parsley, Basil, Dill seed @ $1.89 each.
April 19, 2014 - Cannor - Plant labels (50),
lily of the valley (convallaria),
3 small heliotrope,
25 bulbs of Liatris spicata Blazing Star which have roots and shoots.
They were half price and I got an easter egg treat that got me another 20%
off all my stuff, as well as the saving on my Cannor membership.
Then the dirt: 3 - 30L bags of topsoil,
3 - 40 L of organic topsoil,
and 2 bags of washed sand.
After $43.32 savings it came to a total of $90.99
big plastic pot of bone meal ($16.87 that I saved $8.12 on).
Liatris want full sun. Lily of the valley and Epimedium are woodland.
May 23, 2014
little brachycome (blue daisy) 1.99
tropical orchid in bloom Coelogyne Cristata White 3.95
3 perennials at 3.69 .... red columbine,
little moss like thing, a heliotrop........ $21.28
Probably missed recording some stuff in here, that I purchased at Cannor
There was the 6 black plastic stepping stones,
more top soil and 2 or 3 manure, as well as potting soil.
There were a few perennials: another hollyhock, another balloon flower,
a house cyclamen that I have put outside, mesculin mix, -
not sure of the cost.
calceolaria biflora gold cap (in front little rockery) yellow button flower
seems it wants moist although it is doing fine.
Sept. 4, 2014 -
3 bags of sea soil @ $18.00 for 3,
2 bags of pea gravel,
Snowdrop Double - Flore Pleno (Galanthus - Perce de Neiges)
5 Hyacinths - King of the Blues
Dutch Iris, Spring Mix (10),
Fringed Tulips - Curley Sue (6),
Anemone St.Brigid - double windflower-mixed colors (10),
Crocus Large Flowering Mixed Colors (10). I expect to plant them all
in the back garden.. perhaps under the arbutus tree that Pat is slowly
taking out, they should come into bloom before the fig tree leafs out.
$75.26 after tax and my discount.
Oct 20/14- Country Grocer
Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana(2021 growing in front gold rockery)
and Primula denticulata each for 1.99
total about $4.00
Garden purchases in 2015
Feb. 08/15 - Country Grocer
a white and pink miniature cattelaya orchid in bloom $14.00
Sederia japonica. Small plant in buds and it will be fragrant.
greenish white flowers with red to purple bars on the lip. The 6 to 10
flowers open in succession and are prized for their sweet fragrance.
Paramount Orchids Parksville BC 250 248-7023 at the Orchid show and sale.
VIRAGS plant show and sale
Double bloodroot $12.
2)Epimedium x Versicolor x sulfreum $4.
3)Hepatica seedling $3.
5) Anemone Nemarosa
6)primula amethyst $5.00
7) primula striped victorian $4.00
a total of $34 plus $10 donation to get in.
April 11, 2015
a small red heather in bloom, pink lily of the valley, a corydalis,
2 small red thyme,
an Arabian Night dalia, 6-pkg of lettuce, 6-pkg of spinach, fruit tree spikes,
a chocolat lily (fritillaria) for $41.62
Hosta "Abiqua Drinking Gourd" (died) $7.19,
5 perennials @ $3.59 ($17.95)
Lupin The Governor,
Epimedium x youngianum 'roseum'
Aquilegia (Columbine) Cardinal
Scleranthus uniflorus - wants dry sandy soil or gravel,
Lobelia (reddish purple leaves) cardinalis "queen victoria',
red flowers (36 in x 12 in),
2 pkgs of fruit tree fertilizer,
(the nits put them into the bottom of the pot and they got wet,
so will be using 1 pkg on the fruit trees,
the tall decorative pot for $35.99,
10 mushroom manure @$3.59,
2 bags pea gravel @$8.99 (yikes!),
Anemone Sylphide (Pink),
Anemone Lord Lieutenant (blue) at $3.49 and $2.79,
a very nice pair of new garden gloves, about 13.00
Apparently I saved $17.30, the tax total was $13.10, total price: $150.56
A bronze fennel plant from cannor grows in the holly tree bed.
June 7/15 - 3 little gold fish from Pets West $4.33
June 7/15 - 6 solar lights $l.97) Canadian Tire $12.50
Garden purchases in 2016
January 16, 2016
Iceplant (delosperma) and a pale blue polyanthus from
Matticks Farm for $3.15 Sun spinner I think.
Doing well in the little rockery at the back.
Feb 13, 2016 Orchid Show
1) $31.36 Cattleya Wilsmara x Kolishri.
2) $20.00 Lc Secret Love - Hsinying - Victoria Asian Guy
3) $22.00 Phrag Sedenii - Schlimi x longifolium
4) $15.17 Milt. Breathless - 'Beauty'
Feb 24, 2016
2 more bags of orchid mix from Canadian Tire. $22.00
Feb 27, 2016 - Canadian Tire
African Violet soil, Cactus Soil, 3 plastic Pots and trays $45.00
April 9, 2016
VIRAGS plant show and sale
1. P. Lutea. Is suppose to be a Yellow Peony tree. $4.00
2. Erythronium, Fawn Lily white $7.00
3. Small leaf miners lettuce Montia parvifolia $2.00
4. Trienfalis latifolia Star Flower $2.00
5. Hepatica $5.00
6. Geum rivale purple .. tiny $2.00
7. Adiantium Venustum Maiden Hair Fern $3.00
8. Licorice fern $3.00
9. Sword fern $3.00
10. Aubretia.. door prize... donated to get in $5.00
Total to VIRAGS $36.00
11. Echeveria princes from another nursery $4.00
Total : $40.00
April 16, 2016 - Elk Lake Nursery
Gentiana Acaulisand 2 heliotrope $15.07
May 6. 2016
Cannor - 6 shubunkins @3.99 each $26.82
August 16, 2016
Plastic Planter $4.49 and saucer $3.59
4 bags of container soil (50 litres) 4.99 less 6.00 for $53.96
Gloves $ 6.29
Citrus fertilizer $ 8.99
Miracle Grow, all purpose $10.79
Perennials 9 assorted $32.31
Perennial 1 $ 4.49
Aquascape fish food $17.99
Sarassa Comet - 4 - 5 inches 1 $ 8.99
Comet Goldfish 2 - 3 inches 2 $7.48 total: $156.37
Tax PST 5.77
Total = $169.96
Less Coupon 20.00
Final Total: $149.96
4 bags of dirt to be delivered
Garden purchases in 2017
Orchid Show March 32, 2017
Nepenthes ventricosa $21.65 Pitcher plant
Onc. Twinkle 'Fantasy' $15.00
Plus $7.00 to get in.
Cannor July 3, 2017
3 salvia purple, blue. Astrantia, French lavender, a pink.
And 4 little goldfish @ $2.99 Total of $34.15
Looks like I missed some purchases for this year.
Garden purchases in 2018
VIRAGS show and sale on April 21, 2018
Saxfragia Hybrida (R.M.) $ 4.00
Silver Saxifragia Symons Juene (R,M.) 4.00
Saxifragia apiculata (R.M.?? not sure) 5.00
Saxifragia Stadii (R.M.) 4.00
Saxifragia M.B. (R.M.) 4.00
Saxifragia paniculata from Royal Oak 2.50
Saxifragia in Butchart Gardens cement pot from R. M. Home..$20.00
Another pot from VIRAGS no name. I think it is a primula auricola
Once they've finished flowering, it's a good idea to repot into new
well-drained, gritty compost four parts loam-based John Innes No 2,
two parts leaf mould and one part grit. The pots should be topped with grit
after planting. You must keep them shaded and moist, and dry them off in the
Haberlea hodopensis (Joe..?) says blue rock house on it 5.00
soil humusy, well drained and alkaline hardy African Violet
Planted by the big mossy rock in the dry stream. died
Gentiana depresso $ ?
adiantum aleuticum subpumilum $ 5.00
needs to be kept moist and likes a bit of dolomite lime
Total of VIRAGS $60.00
the rest of the plants from Royal Oak... not sure of the cost
Cotula hispida blue green foliage, yellow ball blooms
gravelly soil good drainage- planted in little rockery at front
by the red hens and chickens
Yarrow achillia 'Moonshine 18 to 24 full sun planted in the front bouelvard
garden next to the French lavender
Erysimum alheli (hybrid) 24-30 allow to dry between thorough waterings.
Wall flower growing by the front step. Excellent plant.
April 29, 2018
Was to Cannor and got a membership,
then bought 4 sarosas and 4 shubunkins at $4.99 each.
Got the 10% off the fish. total of $66.49.
They sell pea gravel there. I have 2 bags of pea gravel and one of sand.
this should work for putting the Rex Murfit saxifragias into a big off
white plastic pot.
Membership is $20.00 off a purchase of $100 or more. 15% off during birthday week.
No charge delivery with minimum purchase of $50.00.
total of $66.49
FRASER THIMBLE FARM - May 30, 2018 Total: $52.64
1. Trillium Ovatum native western white Trillium $12.00
transplanted by the water meter
2.Trillium erectum purple native height 20 - 30 cm $9.00
similiar to erectum but more purple color
transplanted in a pot, as this is the stinking trillium
Moved to the Magnolia bed with the rest 2019
3.Trillium luteum N.A. Native, fragrant, lemon scented $10.00
yellow flowers and attractively mottled leaves.
Prefers partial sun in humus rich well drained soil.
Transplanted by the water meter
4.Lilium pardalinum ssp. Vollmeri Vollmeri's Lily $12.00
hardy, showy native Lily has very showy crimson tipped
flowers with yellow centers spotted heavily with maroon.
Transplanted in the moss garden by the rhodo and the hill
of what I think is primula auricola.
Very pretty I thought it was a tulip. grew and blooms in May 2019
5.Rhodohypoxis bauri 'Lily Jean' died $6.00
low growing alpine with double sugary pink flowers in
late spring to late summer. Quickly forms a nice clump
in well drained soil. Full to part sun.
The pots on hand as at August 1, 2018
1 big off white ones in the bin at the back and 2 big white ones with plants in them
2 small off white ones with plants in them on the deck.
6 brown pots with little legs.
Plus the pink pots Big Pink Pot on the deck with heliotrope in it,
and tall black pots, and some small black pots.
Wildwood Outdoor Living (Cannor)
October 22, 2018
1 bag (12L) Pea Gravel $11.69
3 bags 20 kg Washed Sand 12.00
2 10 kg Mushroom manure 12.58
2 30 L Top Soil 30.58
1 50 L Container soil 17.99
Rhodo Oreotrephes pink to 10 ft.-by deck steps 11.69
1.6 kg bone meal
cone flower - by the garage jasmine 3.99
Iris Dutch Spring Mix 10 (Pond edges) 4.49
Crocus Mixed Colours 20 (Crocus field) 8.98
Cannor Club Coupon - 20.00
Sub Total: 99.88
December 10, 2018
rhodo and azalea food 1.8 kg 11.04
bone meal 1.8 kg 11.04
2 - 50 L Fish Soil contains peat moss 28.88
4 L get up and grow potting soil 40.76
6 Tulip Curley Sue Purple fringed 3.59
10 Muscari Plumosum feather Hyacinth light purple 2.99
10 Crocus Spring Beauty Bontanique snow crocus 2.99 purple/white
4 - Hyacinth Miss Saigon purply pink 10 4.19
10 - Large flowering Crocus Purple 4 2.99
10 Muscari grape Hyacinth Big Smile blue 2.39
10 Dutch Iris Burgundy/gold 4.19
25 Anemone De Caen Blue Poppy Purple 4.79
Apparently the prices shown are my birthday week 15% off. They take 15% off
the original price not the sale price of anything. To get delivery on Friday..
the 14 or maybe on Tuesday which is their other delivery day.I can't shop there
any more. I always feel like I have been ripped off. I had to phone them back today.
She said she took the 15% off and the sale price of things is what shows on the till.
The bulbs were 40% off she said. I don't think so.
Garden purchases in 2019
VIRAGES show and Sale:
$5.00 to get in door and $36.00 for plants... So about $41.00
Saxifragia paniculata 'Dr. Clay' R.M. ... 'Doctor Clay' is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial forming rosettes of broadly linear, lime-encrusted, grey-green leaves and slender, arching stems bearing panicles of cup-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer. Planted in white pot with tufa rock $5.00
Saxifragia Lilac Time X Youngiani R.M cutting Big blossums on the short plant
(Saxifraga Porphyrion/Saxifraga 'Lilac Time') Planted in white pot with tufa rock $7.00
Daphne domini is 10 inches tall by 11 inches wide. growing on calcareous rocks, rocky slopes / evergreen / flowers do not open - cleistogamy / self-pollinating / always masses of orange fruits / hardy . Wonderful dwarf shrub about 15cm tall; linear leaves and pink tubular flowers followed by bright orange fruits.fruits. Sun/part shade. Colour: pink, April to June. Height: 10 – 30 cm, Shape: shrubby. Soil: scree trough. Origin: Europe.
Planted across the big rock from the other Daphne, in the little rockery at the back. $3.00
Delospermeum Sutherlandii Seedling (might be great or not)
dwarf perennial plant, native to South Africa. forms a dense lawn with abundant, long-lasting flowering. Will reach sizes 60 cm Usually magenta with white eye -May 27/19: It is blooming and is magenta, lighter than the other one which is also in bloom in the back little rockery.
Venus's Navelwort. Beautiful hardy annual, self sows. Likes sun and good drainage. White forget me not flowers in spring, blue-grey leaves. Planted in the cutting garden, I think $5.00
these 2 omphalodes have totally different leaves must plant them in pot and keep eye on them.
omphalodes ? blue it says and it is indeed blue. In the cutting garden I think. $5.00
Cardamine - looks purple. Might be in the plum tree stump garden.
Cardamine pentaphyllos (syn. Dentaria pentaphyllos), five-leaflet bitter-cress or showy toothwort, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae, native to Western and Central Europe in Slovenia and Croatia. It is an herbaceous perennial, growing to 30–50 cm (12–20 in), with palmate leaves and racemes of purple, pink or white flowers in late Spring and early Summer.
Mine is half that size. There are also hardy annuals of this plant too. The Latin specific epithet pentaphyllos means "with five-lobed leaves. $4.00
Trillium chloropetalum - Giant Trillium, Giant Wake Robin, Wood Lily, Trinity Flower. Rich of a rose fragrance,
Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet; Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9; Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches; Bloom Time : Early Spring ...
T. chloropetalum var. giganteum is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with stout stems each bearing three broadly ovate leaves and an erect, stalkless deep maroon flower 5-10cm in length.
Moist but well-drained, Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand, pH Acid, Neutral – Planted in the trillium bed/Magnolia bed and has survived as at May 27/19 $4.00
Plants purchased the end of March 2019 from Cannor.
They had all the plants you can pile on a tray for $20.00
It was pretty well cleaned out by the time I got there. Nevertheless,
I got a few good plants. I planned to take them to the VIRAGS sale.
but ended up only taking 3 of them, and had doubles of the ones I donated.
2 Alpine wall cress, gravely well drained soil, evergreen, ground cover, full sun
Arabis Ferdinaandi-coburgie "Old Gold" low carpet, 2 - 4 in., green and gold streaked leaves, small white flowers.
1 for the show and 1 planted in the plum stump bed
Basket of Gold Alyssum. They need full sun.
1 Basket of Gold Alyssum - full sun, sharp drainage, 8 - 10 tall x 12 -14 spread. Planted in the little rockery at the back.
2 Little Lemon Solidgo golden rod Dansolitem - sun, part shade, 12-16 high, x 12 - 14 in spread. Planted in the plum stump bed. 1 show and 1 mine.
2 Saponaria - Soapwort, ground cover, full sun. 8 - 10 in tall spread 24 in.
drought tolerant once established. pink. Not sure where planted.
1 show and 1 mine.
1 Arenaria montana 'Avalanche - 2 - 4 in. x 10 - 12 in. spread. Average soil, well drained, full sun. Large white flowers in early summer. evergreen (not) mine will go into the little rockery at the back, if it grows. died
1 Corydalis, fragrant, blue - blooms intermittently Spring to Fall, Stems grow 15' long Edging, containers. Partial shade, cool moist, well drained. (blue) Going in a container with Trollius (globe flower) (golden) Planted in a small white pot on the deck with a globe flower. (died)
3 Asiatic Primrose Primula Sieboldii Spring bloom, part shade. 12 in tall, purplish with yellow center, fertile, well drained, cool temperatures. Planted the 3 of them in the primula bed (moss garden room)
2 Trollius Chinensis - Globeflower, 2 1/2" bowl-shaped golden yellow to orange flowers, blooms in Spring, 3 feet tall. Borders beside wet areas. moist soil, in area with morning sun and afternoon shade intolerant of heat. 1 for container on deck with Corydalis, and 1 in pot in the pond.. raise the pot a bit. There is a basket on the front shelf of the pond that holds a pot for the Trollius. Used a gallon pot.
1 Asclepias incarnata - white flowers, fragrant, clumping perennial upright stems, long seed pods release black seeds with silky tails. Blooms summer and fall. Moist well drained soil, low to moderate water once established. Butterflies like it Planted in the cutting garden adding lots of leaf compost, from the old compost bin. Dig a deep hole and fill it with compost. keep it well watered this summer.
1 Asclepias incarnata 'soulmate' pink, full sun, 40 inches x 12'' spread. Do not allow soil to dry out. Cutting garden, Same as above.
1 Verbascum temptress purple, 38 - 45 cm 15 - 18 inches. full sun. Brown Pot with Pink Veronica and Pink thread leaf coreopsis.
1 Verbascum phoeniceum 'violetta' Violetta Mullein beautiful cut flower, spikes of deep purple violet flowers self seeding perennial, blooms all summer if dead headed, 3 feet tall. well drained soil, full sun cutting garden.
1 Heuchera Carnival Rose Grantia - part shade to shade. Allow soil to dry between waterings, red/brown leaves. 10 - 12 inches. blossoms are probably white. Planted on the observation platform by the pond.
1 Cascade blue Aubretia. Full sun - 3 - 4" tall x 10 - 12 spread. Soil to dry between waterings. Front rockery by other one.
1 Gypsophila 'Pink Fairy' paniculata, double large pink flowers, good cut flower, fresh or dried, 1 - 18 in x 24 - 36 Average well drained, full sun cutting garden
2 Veronica spicata - sun, party shade, 12" high and 12"wide, keep well watered 'red fox', pink spikes 1 in cutting garden, 1 in pot with Verbascum and pink coreopsis
2 Pink Coreopsis 'American Dream' - June - Sept. thread leaf coreopsis, 12 - 18 in. tall and wide. Soil moist, full sun. 1 cutting garden, 1 in pot with Verbascum and pink Veronica.
2 Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow' columbine full sun to partial shade Cutting garden
2 Aquilegia Black Barlow cutting garden
1 Columbine in bigger pot... no name on it... is in cutting garden.
30 plants actually, for the $20.00
Got a Mossy Saxifragia from new stock and it is planted in the little rockery at the back, in full bloom with red flowers.
Mr. Grocer June 12th
Lewisia Cotyledon 'Rainbow' $6.00
There are 2 plants in the pot, both in bloom, 1 pink/orange, the other is golden/yellow Am going to put them in a pot on the deck
Creatures Great and Small August 24, 2019 - 6 small fish
Creatures great and small pet store and got 6 fish. 2 browny gold ones, 1 light gold (white), 2 sarasa looking ones (orange spots on white, 1 gold with white bottom. 6 fish for $25.48
2 of these fish were regular price of $1.50 the other 4 were a 'special order' because I asked for this or that one, at $3.50 each Bloody hell. There was a sign way up on the wall behind me stating something about this. Total of $19.00 is still reasonable compared to the $4.99 each fish at the Broadmead shop. I might get shubunkins there. There is a gold one with black and white on its tail. The light gold looked white under the store lights. When I put them in the pond, one of the white with gold ones was leaping right out of the water. I thought it was enjoying the leap. They seemed to be settling down after a few hours. These fish might be 1 1/2 inches long. Sure hope they grow some before winter.
The water hawthorn seems to be recovering with a couple of new green leaves.
More Hornwort very expensive - $12.00
August 31, 2019
Pets West at Broadmead, got 4 little shubunkins, calico shubunkins because of the colors; and some smaller pellets of fish food. Not sure how much the fish cost as I did not get an itemized bill.
4 fish at $5.00 each plus the food and tax, I suppose. Very expensive fish, for the size of them. I do not see any of my fish. So, they are not floating on top so I guess that is good.
Garden purchases in 2020
Borden Mercantile: February 21, 2020
1 bag of #3 chicken grit about 50 lbs. $7.64
Country Grocer: March 3, 2020
Lupinus Gallery Blue - going into cutting garden $4.00
Ranunculas bright - going into the cutting garden $4.00
Country Grocer: March 6, 2020
Lupinus Gallery Blue - going into cutting garden $3.00
Scabiosa Butterfly Blue going into cutting garden $3.00
Ranunculas lovely going into cutting garden $4.00
June 14, 2020
Gloves 3 pair cotton 7.00
Peat Moss 10L 7.00
Gold Fish Comets 2 - 3" Four (4) 12.00
Heliotrope 4" 5.00
September 29, 2020
Wildwood outdoor living (Cannor)
potting soil 2 bags 7.99 each 20 liters each 15.98
1 bag of Peat Moss 20 liters 11.99 see above for 10L $7.00
Mushroom Manure 2 bags 10 kg each 4.99 each 9.98
Pea gravel 1 bag 12 L 12.99
Washed Sand 1 bag 20 kg 6.99
Fish Food 17.6 oz bag 24.99
3 pots of thyme 3.99 each 11.97
2 wildwood memberships 50.00
10% discount 10.49
Sub total 144.39
I am to get $25.00 back in cash in my delivery Real Total: $129.25
because they charged me twice for the membership.
November 12, 2020
Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd.
40 lb bag of stone - 1 inch size black lava rock: $22.39
Garden purchases in 2021
EBay Spilway Delivered sometime in Jan.2021 $75.13 CAD $58.80 usd
- 8 in waterfall Spillway - Pond Boss
March 29, 2021
Lowes - 15 - 8" X 16" grey patio slabs $48.55
April 4, 2021
May 25. 2021
Petunias, marigolds bacopa? 8.07
marigolds 6 pk. 4.49
Phlox Moss Phlox 'Early Bird' 11.69
4 Perennials - Corsican mint,
veronica, soapwort, and ? 17.96
Container soil 50L 17.99
Sea Soil 32L 7.19
4 washed Sand 25.16
3 Pea gravel 35.07
6 tomato cages 33' 21.54
Sub total 129.26
One of the sand bags was open and seemed to have lost some sand
and I seem to be missing a perennial.
June 7, 2021
4 2 - 3 inch commets. 2 white 2 gold $14.36
crystal clear D-Solv 2 lbs (Algae control) $35.99
3 herbs - basil, dill, parsley $10.77
6 pkg of snapdragons $ 4.49
June 18, 2021
Elk Lake Garden Center
1 dill $ 3.99
1 osteospermum (African Daisy) annual $ 3.99
2 red creeping thyme $ 7.98
1 Ice Plant Jewel of the Desert
Delosperma hybrid red. $ 3.99
1 Campanula Deep Blue Chips
Carthpathian bell flower $ 3.99
1 heliotrope $ 3.99 $27.93
July 2, 2021
Creatures great and small
4 feeder gold fish at 1.50 each $ 6.00
2 shubunkins about 3- 4 inches 9.99 $19.98
July 5, 2021
Lowes 850 Langford Parkway250 4786680
Craftsman oscillating sprinkler $11.99
scotts metal 3 arm sprinkler 27.99