An all white flower garden is a perfect way to brighten up any garden or yard space. I planted over 500 white tulips and they are now in full bloom. See how I coordinate other white blooms in my garden design.
One of the biggest reasons why we live over one hour East of downtown Vancouver, is because of my Mother. She taught us all what unconditional love looks like.
She lives 2 minutes away from our house and I am so lucky to call her one of my best friends. She’s the first person I call when I’m happy or sad or need a home remedy to fix an ache or a pain, she’s also one of the happiest people I know. My Mom has something good to say about everyone.
I know where I got my ‘Not now but RIGHT now’ energy from, everything happens fast around my Mom and she’s the busiest retired person I know!
Gatherings of up to 10 people were announced last week right before Mother’s Day, since it had been so long since we’d had a family dinner, I decided to make it really special. See those photos at the bottom of this post!
Related post from 2014: Easter Time and my 500 White Tulips are Blooming
Mom lives in this carriage house right behind my sister and her husband. They own the property together.
This dress and the one my Mom is wearing at dinner (further down below) we bought from a wonderful linen dress shop in Positano when we were there two summers ago. I sure hope we get to travel there again someday. My Mom LOVED our Italy trip.
500 White Tulips in Bloom
Now for the tour of my tulip garden. You can see a video of the entire garden on my Instagram feed here.
I have been photographing my tulips all month long for this blog post!
We would normally have been on the road for 2-3 weeks during this time of year leading my Live Spring workshops and I would have only been able to enjoy them for a short time.
I posted the photos that looked the best so you’ll see that my tulips are at different stages throughout this post.
As it is, the tulips beside my back deck just opened this week (because it faces North) when the tulips in my front garden, which is South facing, all started to wilt.
I will include a few ‘before’ photos just for fun. Those of you who have not been following me for a long time might not have seen the transformation of this yard which happened 7 years ago.
White Garden Design
MaryAnne White (who lives in New York) designed my entire garden virtually. Since then she has worked with many of my readers designing a DIY plan for their garden. You can reach her here.
This ground cover that looks like snow is called candy tuft. It’s absolutely fabulous with the tulips poking out! That’s MaryAnne! She’s truly gifted.
Design studio before
In the summer, this is the only shady spot in the garden and it’s where my Hostas live! Love my white bleeding hearts!
This post is late because this little gathering just happened last night. See my stories for more.
Here’s my beautiful Mother in our backyard last night. The weather was perfect, it was a lovely evening!
My Mom’s two favourite colour are pink and turquoise. And coincidentally both my brother-in-law’s showed up wearing turquoise shirts! So fun! We had to get a photo (below):
Well this post turned into an epic one! If you made it all the way down here, Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mom’s who read my blog! I hope you had a wonderful day!
I love you Mom!