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Fall

In the Garden this Week

Plant of the Week: Heptacodium Heptacodium or Seven Sons tree is an under used small tree for the garden. It offers multi seasonal use with flowers in late summer, colourful pink bracts, yellow fall foliage and peeling bark on an open frame for winter interest. Bees love it and hummingbirds flock to the small flowers

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Easter

Happy Easter

Well it looks like the Easter Bunny is on his own this year as we continue to hunker down. On the flip side, I get to enjoy my garden and the spring delights that keep popping out of the ground. Mother Nature has certainly given us a slap upside our collective heads and a stern

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Animals

Heale House Garden, Wiltshire

Travel time again! I can’t believe how fast a year has gone by and how things have changed! Talk about a New York minute 🙁 Of the gardens we visited in Wiltshire last April, this was my favourite. Quirky, eclectic and slightly untidy like me 🙂 Heale House has 8 acres of an Arts and

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Flowers

The World around Us

Now that some of you are house bound, either out of necessity or choice, take some time to look at the world directly around you. We are inundated with world news yet wonders abound in the microcosm of our home and garden. Spring is peeping above the ground and poised to spring so to speak

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Flowers

Garden in Santiago, Chile

I was going through my photos the other day looking for roses 🙂 and came across my garden in Chile. We lived there from 2005 to 2009, about 4 1/2 years. The garden was already in place with shrubs but I added a collection of wonderful roses. As luck would have it, there was a

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Flowers

Bowood House Woodland Gardens

Bowood estate encompasses 2000 acres, part of which includes a marvelous woodland garden with over 2 miles of woodland pathways meandering through native, specimen and flowering shrubs and trees. It was laid out in 1854 by the 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne and added to ever since. It is situated a short drive down the road

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Gardening

Bowood House

Now that the greater part of North America seems to be digging itself out of various snowstorms its time for some escapism 🙂 Last spring I traveled to England and visited the county of Wiltshire which has wonderful gardens, Roman ruins and of course the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, chalk horses carved

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Fall

Dispelling the Myth

Fall has peeked in here in southern Ontario for the moment. Hay fever is in full swing and people still think the lovely and garden worthy goldenrod is to blame. It’s no wonder, goldenrod is flamboyant with its rich golden spikes of pollen rich blooms and the first thing people see and blame for their

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Small Wonders

Life finds a hold everywhere, no matter how small 🙂 When you wander through your garden, keep your camera close, you never know what may show up! Happy gardening!

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Colour Combos

Colour preference is intensely personal for everyone. What one person loves another loathes. If you’re an artist or designer, you will be familiar with the colour wheel and the theory behind complimentary and adjacent colours and how to combine them to create pleasing patterns. In the end what really matters is that you love what

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