Category: Seasons

Trees turning orange and yellow, in the fall
Fall

Fall Scenes

Well here we are in the second wave of covid 19 and no relief in site. Hang in there everyone! On the bright side, we are having a glorious fall with some of the most spectacular colours and harvests. So social distance and go for a drive, walk or bike ride and enjoy the good

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Narrow leaf goldenrod
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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Christmas

Happy New Year!

Happy 2020 to everyone and may all your gardens grow even better! To quote Vita Sackville West: “No gardener would be a gardener if he did not live in hope”. And we need hope…we just came out of the strangest and extreme weather here in southern Ontario: record breaking rainfall, severe freezing rain in some

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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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Flowers

Spring bloomers in my garden

Well spring is slow to come here in Ontario, what with flooding, then snow and frost! However the bulbs are starting to pop out and bring the thought if not the temperatures 🙂 The early crocuses and snowdrops are gone but the next set of bloomers are coming on centre stage. My favourites are the

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Flowers

Canadian Spring 2019

The end of March and the coming of spring….April Fools! New shoots pushing their way up through the thawing ground… Snowdrops glistening in the spring rain Snowdrops drooping in the snow! The first dew dropped blossoms to… Christmas anyone!? Mother Nature’s idea of April Fools LOL! Oh well, there’s always tomorrow 🙂 Happy Gardening

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Seasons

Happy Spring

The first day of spring and the full super worm moon to boot tonight! I planted seeds in honour of the first day of spring 🙂 Happy spring and gardening to everyone!

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Flowers

Spring

Spring is on the way!! Nothing like the first snowdrops to chase away the winter blahs. To a brand new season 🙂

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