Author Archives: Trillium

About Trillium

Retired teacher living in Lillooet on the banks of the Fraser River in the mountains of the Interior of British Columbia in western Canada. I have gardened since I was 3 and I recently turned 71 years of age, so it has been a long time. I began gardening in southern Quebec in eastern Canada, just north of the Vermont border. Next, I tried it in Prince George, in central British Columbia, where the temperature ranges from -50F in winter to +95F in summer. After my fill of that, I moved to central Vancouver Island in south-west BC and gardened in pots on a sailboat for 11 years followed by a ten-year stint in a narrow, trailer-park garden in the temperate rainforest. At last, in July of 2014, I bought my current home in the drylands of the southern Interior of the Province to begin the learning curve once again. It's been a ride!!

The days are REALLY Getting Shorter!

November These are November pictures showing the two sewer pipes that I found and inserted into the ground in my xeric gardens out front to help get the Skyrocket Juniper and the Zelkova tree established when I planted them. The … Continue reading

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On to September!

Looking over the Valley I love September and October! The worst of the summer’s heat is past and all the gardens are lush with flowers, veggies and fruit. Some mornings, one wakes to see short-lived snow creeping down the mountainsides. … Continue reading

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August

Bougainvillea Time! I have been struggling to get this Bougainvillea to bloom for 3 years now, so this year I put it on the sunny side of the grapevines, in the Hugelbed. This is the hottest part of all the … Continue reading

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Late July

Manoeuvering Around the Project Further along in July, the addition is growing to its ultimate height and length, this image is a view of it from the Passthrough Garden. The tree with the shell wind chime is a “Beauty of … Continue reading

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July – Already the Days are getting Shorter!

Early July The days may be getting shorter, but they are certainly getting hotter! Normally, July would be a hot, dry month, but this year, there was lots of rain. In fact, I included a picture of one of the … Continue reading

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June Brings the Longest Day of the Year

You can almost hear the plants growing! By June, planting was well underway and in the Courtyard Garden, some plants beside the house had to be moved elsewhere so as not to be trampled while construction took place. New additions … Continue reading

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Memories of Last Summer

The Merry Month of May Today I’m catching up with some pictures taken in May. May is a wonderful month for flowers here in Lillooet! This is my first Azalea – “Golden Lights”, which came from the former garden and … Continue reading

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