About Lilac Hill

My new garden named Lilac Hill and we moved here in September 2018! It is 1/4 acre lot located in Mowatt Bay, Powell River. Its a very nice site with panoramic views of the surrounding hills and Powell Lake. My blog will show the before and after pictures as we transform this lovely site! The…

Plants in Bloom

  Here is a collogue of some of the plants in bloom on Lilac Hill June 2020, This beauty is an Anemone “Bordeaux” I grew from Corms. Happy Gardening!

Plants are Growing Fast!

I waited what seemed months for the garden to come to life and now I am having fun keeping up!  The plants are changing constantly and my chore list is long.  As the garden fills in I see changes I need to make, fore example tall plants blocking shorter ones, plants that grew bigger than…

Lilacs on Lilac Hill

Using my experience from building two other gardens from scratch I am planting Lilac Hill with care and attention given to the plant choices and where they are planted.  So when it came time to plant the foundation plants, the lilacs the garden is named for, I researched each one to see how big they…

Bad Nibbles!

My garden on Lilac Hill is looking really good, the plants are starting to get established and Spring is well underway.  I am very happy with my yellow tree peony, it has 7 big blooms and best of all the deer don’t touch it.  I learned the hard way last summer when I tried to…

Spring!

Considering the garden is only a year and a half old overall I am very happy with the results so far. Lilacs are the main foundation plants and most are in bloom. One I am very excited about is the plant I got from Shirley Cole our local Master Gardener. Last year at the plant…

A Garden in Bud

Its a cold and frosty day in the garden yet lots of plants are starting to bud. I love sharing my neighbour’s ornamental cherry tree, the iris are up the perennial chrythanthemum, ligularia and dafodils are all coming to life! Even the pussy willow bloomed! Of course the lilacs and rhododendrons are in bud, the…

A Kitchen View

This spring and summer have been busy here at Lilac Hill with the start of a new garden bed. This bed will be what we see when we look out the kitchen window, the focal point is the lovely old nut tree and my green rock from Kamloops. The idea is a garden bed outlined…

Let’s Get Gardening!

From the kitchen window we can see the entire back yard. The focal point is the nut tree and then off throught the woods to the surrounding properties. We have in Victorian times what is known as an “Ah Ha” because you can’t see where our land ends and the neighbours begin. There are no…

The Front Garden Bed begins!

Looking towards the house the front garden bed is to the right, near the apple tree and it is bordered by the massive rhododendron. The area had a big rose bush in need of some TLC so this is where I started the clean up and creation of the new front garden bed on Lilac…

Keep on Digging

Gardening on Lilac Hill is very challenging to say the least, all I can do is keep on digging and with every rock removed I am one more shovel full to realising my vision. Its a slow process! The front corner of the garden by the driveway is an area I want to plant my…