Amex Potentialist Canada

My passion for gardening and photography go hand in hand! One fuels the other. Here are a few of my horticultural "babies" and my attempt to capture their persona on film. Amex Potentialist Canada #PotentialistCanada
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We all have dreams, things we want to accomplish in our lives, but how many of us realize our potential to accomplish them? American Express Canada thinks there are quite a few Potentialists out there …

Hardy yet delicate - the perfect tree - Crabapple.  #PotentialistCanada

Hardy yet delicate - the perfect tree - Crabapple.

The ever so stunning Twist and Shout with it's lace cap hydrangea flower head.  This is instantly relaxing to sit beside.  The fragrance is wonderful. #PotentialistCanada

The ever so stunning Twist and Shout with it's lace cap hydrangea flower head. This is instantly relaxing to sit beside.

With a rectangular lot, it's defined easily by the front garden and back garden!  Cold winter winds make this part of the garden a real challenge - we often loose specimens here.  The deer also eat half the stock!  We hope to deer proof with some black netting next year.  We hope to still let the wild life visit and the winds blow, but keep our view interesting and as natural looking as possible. #PotentialistCanada

With a rectangular lot, it's defined easily by the front garden and back garden! Cold winter winds make this part of the garden a real challenge - we often loose specimens here. The deer also eat half the stock! We hope to deer proof with some black netting next year. We hope to still let the wild life visit and the winds blow, but keep our view interesting and as natural looking as possible. #PotentialistCanada

Clematis add vertical colour and fragrance.  I have lost a few vines due to disease and hope to replace them soon.  They are perfect for screening 'outdoor rooms' and hiding drainpipes.  #PotentialistCanada

Clematis add vertical colour and fragrance. I have lost a few vines due to disease and hope to replace them soon. They are perfect for screening 'outdoor rooms' and hiding drainpipes.

I love the way the Crab frames the Skimmerhorn Mountains.  I took this shot from a tall ladder and would love to eventually get a zoom lens and learn how to use it properly.  #PotentialistCanada

I love the way the Crab frames the Skimmerhorn Mountains. I took this shot from a tall ladder and would love to eventually get a zoom lens and learn how to use it properly.

Autumn Blaze Maple - this poor tree just got axed because of wilt, so we are replacing it soon!   #PotentialistCanada

Autumn Blaze Maple - this poor tree just got axed because of wilt, so we are replacing it soon!

Russian Mammoth bowing it's lovely head to gaze down upon the humble gardener.  These are not only fun to grow, but they feed the birds all winter.  #PotentialistCanada

Russian Mammoth bowing it's lovely head to gaze down upon the humble gardener. These are not only fun to grow, but they feed the birds all winter.

Old rusty cow bells hanging from the rafters of the potting shed.  I would love to learn how to make my own garden sculptures out of plaster or wrought iron and then tuck them half hidden amongst the plants. #PotentialistCanada

Old rusty cow bells hanging from the rafters of the potting shed. I would love to learn how to make my own garden sculptures out of plaster or wrought iron and then tuck them half hidden amongst the plants.

Autumn Sumac's in front of the piercing October sun.  I love these little trees and have rescued them from being annihiliated in our neighbourhood.  They are not invasive here, too cold, but add such great colour in the fall - how could anyone hold a grudge against them?  #PotentialistCanada

Autumn Sumac's in front of the piercing October sun. I love these little trees and have rescued them from being annihiliated in our neighbourhood. They are not invasive here, too cold, but add such great colour in the fall - how could anyone hold a grudge against them? #PotentialistCanada

Joining front garden to back - just follow the path...  #PotentialistCanada

Joining front garden to back - just follow the path... #PotentialistCanada

This euphorbia spurges gives a shot of citron exactly when you need it - in the spring.  Tricky to get a good shot, but I think this one passes.  I use this llittle guy all over the yard to add some interest in the duller areas.  #PotentialistCanada

This euphorbia spurges gives a shot of citron exactly when you need it - in the spring. Tricky to get a good shot, but I think this one passes. I use this llittle guy all over the yard to add some interest in the duller areas.

Faithful Fall Mum's - a reliable splash of colour.  #PotentialistCanada

Faithful Fall Mum's - a reliable splash of colour.

I love the patterns of nature - here is a Russian Mammoth Sunflower curing for the birds!  #PotentialistCanada

I love the patterns of nature - here is a Russian Mammoth Sunflower curing for the birds!

The magnificent and tough succulents pouring out of an old urn. #PotentialistCanada

The magnificent and tough succulents pouring out of an old urn.

This is taken in full colour!  Winter is a gardener's time of mourning and research...  I feel photography and gardening go hand in hand.  One passion fuels the other.  This photo, as cold and dreary as it is, shows the bones of the landscape and inspires me to research new ways to enhance mother nature's architecture.  The vivid colourful photos from the other 3 seasons, provide comfort during the long snowy months in winter.   #PotentialistCanada

This is taken in full colour! Winter is a gardener's time of mourning and research... I feel photography and gardening go hand in hand. One passion fuels the other. This photo, as cold and dreary as it is, shows the bones of the landscape and inspires me to research new ways to enhance mother nature's architecture. The vivid colourful photos from the other 3 seasons, provide comfort during the long snowy months in winter. #PotentialistCanada

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