I'm a private gardener during the milder months here
in southeastern Alberta. I've been at it for many years
and my job is to keep everything looking good. It's lots
of work, mostly done by hand, and there is always
something to do. There really is no end to it and
that's a good thing. The best part is that I still enjoy it.
I like getting down and dirty with the plants.
No one's job comes without its share of tediousness
but I try to keep my focus on the final outcome
because that really is what's important in my work.
Patience is a virtue and the desired result
takes time. I think the outdoor space should be
comfortable and pleasant; a "feel good" place
to spend some time with family and friends.
The following photographs were taken the morning
after a thunderstorm. The storm caused no damage
but I noticed that everything was growing like a
weed. It was time to do some pruning.
The house is over one hundred years old and, except
for the mature trees, the property was completely
re-landscaped about a dozen years ago. It's my
favourite workplace in an urban setting.
Photographed on June 9, 2017.