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It helps to have some young brawn (in this case my son) to dig the holes for you 🙂 This is the gorgeous magnolia “Butterflies”, one of the rarer yellow magnolias. Magnolias are an old group of flowering shrubs and trees dating back to the Cretaceous period. Just think these beauties were around with Tyrannosaurus
Spring rain gently falls Robin in magnolia Life pushing through earth
Get Set…Tips on hand care
We all love gardening but it can wreak havoc on our hands. Here are some tips that I have discovered now that I am working as a custom planter designer and working in dirt and water all day. First find a good pair of gardening gloves with rubberized fingers and a tight fabric weave. If
Gardeners, time to wash your gloves, clean your tools and get ready for a new season of hope, heartache and hard work!
Alas Cruel Spring
From this To this In a single night of frost. We eagerly wait all year for the glories of spring: daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms and the glorious magnolia blooms. Sadly spring shows us just how ephemeral life and beauty can be. One moment beautiful pink flowers, next a sodden mess of wilted petals. Good thing
Break out the shovel!
And not the gardening shovel 🙁 I’m on my fourth coffee of the morning and nearly a days’s calorie worth of chocolate covered almonds. If this keeps up, it will be colder in April than it was in January for southern Ontario. Its going to be colder in Toronto than Whitehorse this weekend!! Did Hades
Winter lingers here Iris blanketed by snow The sun fire yet ice
Just when I thought spring had arrived…sprayed my shrubs with dormant oil, planted my bulbs and seeds…and wham! Winter is back with a vengeance. My little flower house is empty and cold, and my bulbs, seedlings and spring pots are languishing in the dimness of my house. Another 5 days of miserable coldness before I can
What a beautiful Easter Sunday we’ve had. A glorious 14 deg C, sunshine and the honeybees found my hyacinths already! It amazes me how they found the flowers so fast and so early, a tiny miracle indeed! We must endeavour to save these marvels of nature for who will pollinate the flowers when they are gone? Make sure to