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The Denman Island Home & Garden Tour turns 20

Laura Busheikin

Highlights from some of the unique gardens that were part of this year's popular event


Dracuncula Vulgaris
This dramatic flower, which is about a foot long, is impossible to ignore. Gardener Jayne-Anne O'Reilly reports that during the period it is opening, it stinks like carrion and  in fact attracted a pair of vultures, which circled menacingly overhead for several days. Once open, the smell disappears and the intense colour and bold shape remain.

Image by Laura Busheikin

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