On the rear terrace, a windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) rises against a view across English Bay. Potted Agave americana 'Mediopicta,' Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst,' and echeverias flank daylilies.
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Studded with glass ornaments, a garland of echeverias, sempervivums, sedums, and other succulents trims a staircase at the Vancouver home of Thomas Hobbs and Brent Beattie. The plants, tucked into soil-filled chicken-wire frames, create a warm-season display. In winter, the tender specimens retire to a heated greenhouse.
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Opportunities and obstacles inevitably unfold during garden renovations, so it’s prudent to continually assess the plan throughout its execution. Halfway through the Beard project, Keyes realized the pine needle mulch he’d planned to use didn’t quite work in the garden. “It looked messy,” he says. “So we eventually settled on pine soil conditioner to help create a natural, soft, and environmental cover until the ground cover plants could grow in and cover the flower beds.”