2012 Dawson Creek Garden Tour – 3 of 8 :)

Next up is the country home of Bernie Steward & Lynda Walker outside of Pouce Coupe. Lots of space, lots of plants and a spectacular view to boot!

I know all too well the challenges of disguising those country cisterns! This is a unique and effective idea...

I know all too well the challenges of disguising those country cisterns! This is a unique and effective idea…

The view beyond the gardens...looking out over the Pouce Coupe Valley. Breathtaking or what!

The view beyond the gardens…looking out over the Pouce Coupe Valley. Breathtaking or what!

I love portulaca…as you can see by its use around the cistern as well as in this container, it loves hot, dry conditions so is the perfect choice for sunny areas!

How lovely it must be to step out your back door with a cup of tea in hand on a sunny Peace Country morning!

How lovely it must be to step out your back door with a cup of tea in hand on a sunny Peace Country morning!

This massive perennial bed runs along the back of the house

This massive perennial bed runs along the back of the house

Yet another view of that incredible perennial bed along the back of the house! That alone would be enough garden for most to maintain : )

Yet another view of that incredible perennial bed along the back of the house! That alone would be enough garden for most to maintain : )

Natural stonework compliments the natural woodwork in the arbour...both elements are right at home in this country garden.

Natural stonework compliments the natural woodwork in the arbour…both elements are right at home in this country garden.

Healthy hanging baskets perched on chairs made delightful eye catchers all over the yard!

Healthy hanging baskets perched on chairs made delightful eye catchers all over the yard!

Gorgeous antiques with Peace Country flavors were lovingly placed throughout the expansive grounds.

Gorgeous antiques with Peace Country flavors were lovingly placed throughout the expansive grounds.

An antique red and white enamel bowl filled with gaillardia rests on an old wooden chair.

An antique red and white enamel bowl filled with gaillardia rests on an old wooden chair.

An old coal hod (or possibly a roaster) packed with perfect pansies perched on a beautiful wagon.

This is among the most natural waterfall features I have ever encountered...just beautiful!

This is among the most natural waterfall features I have ever encountered…just beautiful!

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