Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Video

After the Rain

Today I am going to walk you through our yard and garden. You can describe the property as still being in the semi-wild state not typically found on the manicured lawns of city dwellers. After a brief look at our backyard, we enter the garden, which I have downsized by using only raised garden beds, a more age-appropriate gardening method for one approaching the octogenarian stage in life. Then we follow the rapid climb of our youngest son’s hops plants. It reached the present height in less three weeks holding the absolute growth record of all our plants. After looking at the blooming blackberry bushes, we are making a tour around my wife’s art studio with an apple, plum and pear orchard and fire pit area surrounding it. I also would like you to see the rose that finally made its appearance, coming in last after the magnolia, azalea and lilac flowers. Enjoy.


  1. Pit · June 17, 2020

    Great yard! 🙂 We can’t have one like this because of the deer. They’d eat everything.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 17, 2020

      For that very reason we have a fence all around our garden.


      • Pit · June 17, 2020

        It’s impossible for us to fence all our property in. We could, of course, have a small fenced-in vegetable garden. But then, we’re not that keen gardeners.

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  2. Amy · June 17, 2020

    What a beautiful yard, Peter! Enjoy it!!

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  3. Pure Glory · June 17, 2020

    Peter, all the wonderful vegetables and the fruit trees look great. The lettuce was begging to be used in a salad. Enjoy your summer and its bounty.

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  4. Su Leslie · June 17, 2020

    Lovely tour Peter, thank you.

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  5. crowcanyonjournal · June 17, 2020

    You have a beautiful yard, Peter!
    PS – how high is that hops plant now?

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · June 17, 2020

    Thank you for the tour du yard! Your vegetables are coming fine, especially the lettuce. What do you do about snails? And the hops, wow, quite the climber, soon you can produce your own beer!
    You have such a cosy place with many places to sit. I like it.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 18, 2020

      I remove the snails. Since there are only seven boxes, it is not too much work. I grow the hops for our youngest son. He is a craft beer brewmaster in Vancouver.

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  7. kopfundgestalt · June 17, 2020

    Schönes Anwesen!
    Deine Frau hat sich wohl hier verwirklicht.
    Ihre steine jedenfalls gefallen immer wieder 😃

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  8. Robert Parker · June 17, 2020

    Thank you for the nice tour! The lettuces look terrific, and I enjoyed seeing your wife’s paintings of creatures on the rocks.

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  9. What an abundance of garden you and Biene have, thank you for the virtual tour. Somehow it reminds me of a German Bauerngarten.

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  10. arv! · June 18, 2020

    That’s a lovely garden. I like the sit out amidst the green grass. Your yard is quite big.

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  11. Steve Schwartzman · June 18, 2020

    When I saw the opening still frame from the video I thought I was looking at plants that had grown up in a railroad track.

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  12. shoreacres · June 18, 2020

    The lettuces are as pretty as the roses. I’ll confess my favorite tiny detail was the ladybug rock — I couldn’t quite tell if the ladybug was painted on the larger rock, or if it was its own rock, placed atop the larger one. It’s cute as can be.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19, 2020

      I will pass your kind comment on to my wife. Thank you!


  13. Des · June 19, 2020

    I can see you two really enjoy working and spending time in your beautiful back yard. Very nice video, Peter!


  14. rabirius · June 20, 2020


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  15. Sartenada · June 23, 2020

    How beautiful! You have your own little paradise on the earth. I loved those painted stones! Did you paint them?

    Have a great day!

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