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Spring Marches On

After a very unpleasant hailstorm the other week that prematurely terminated my crocuses and tiny irises, the next round of bulbs and spring flowers have marched in.  Another of my favourites are the species tulips.  Blooming early and finishing before the trees fully leaf out, they flourish and spread in the spring sunshine and will

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Easter Baskets

I was out looking for some easter picks to dress up my spring pots and couldn’t find any.  So off I went to my trusty dollar store and came up with these.  A dozen styrofoam easter eggs, two curly ribbon swirls for presents (all ready cut and when I pulled out the staples, one had 12 pieces

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Early Spring Blooms

There’s nothing more cheery for me than when the early spring blossoms burst out of the ground and bring cheery colour to a late winter or early spring day.  even better when the sun is out!  Everyone is familiar with crocuses, the dependable bulbs that come back year after year and feature bright primary colours

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Early Spring

From tight buds to blossoms in mid February and still blooming at the end of March You can’t beat hazels for an amazing show in late winter and they are as tough as nails.  The delicate petals roll up in a cold spell and unfurl when it warms up again and their scent fills the

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Plant Hardiness Zones

First blossom of the year peaking out from my hazel “Arnold’s Promise” Enjoy but don’t be fooled by this tempting spring weather.  We may be lucky and have an early spring or get walloped in March by the proverbial lion!  This weather has me in the mood though and thinking about what to put in

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Gardens of Sweden – Carl Linnaeus

Back in 2009, I had the privilege of visiting my dearest friend in Sweden and seeing some of the loveliest gardens and historic landscapes in northern Europe.  She lived in Uppsala, the home of the famous “father of taxonomy” Carl Linnaeus.  He first studied at the University of Uppsala and later became a professor and

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The Language of Flowers

Flowers have been associated with mankind since ancient times.  The earliest evidence of flowers and rituals was found in a grave, over 13,000 years old, in Israel.  Aromatic plants and flowers lined the grave in which two skeletons were found.  Earlier controversial evidence of pollen found in Neanderthal graves is still being debated on whether

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Magnificent Magnolias

One tree/shrub that should be in every garden is the magnificent magnolia.  Ranging in size from compact shrubs like M. stellata to large majestic trees like M. grandiflora, there is a magnolia for every size garden. Magnolias have an ancient lineage.  Fossil records show magnolias first came on the scene over 100 million years ago across North America and

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