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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

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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

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Winter Blues

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

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Small Miracles

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

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The Vagaries of Winter

Well winter came in like a lion and is determined to leave like a lion.  My poor hazel is encased in ice, fortunately not like the ice storm of 2013.  It looks quite like a fairyland outside. Nature’s jewelry

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Signs of Spring

Female cardinal I just saw our resident cardinal pair today!  This is the earliest I have ever seen the female back.  The male normally arrives earlier to reestablish his territory then his mate arrives sometime in April.  Cardinals mate for life and of course are the perfect colour for Valentines. Male, somewhat drenched

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