Category: Seasons

Easter

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

Read More »
Valentine's

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

Read More »
cats

Merry Christmas

May you all  have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!! Happy gardening, poetry writing and following whatever your heart’s passion may be! www.gardengraces.ca

Read More »
Christmas

Are Poinsettias Poisonous?

Every Christmas season, people worry about poisonous plants, pets and toddlers and rightly so.  A popular myth is that poinsettias are poisonous, probably due to their bright red colour.  In reality, they are not really toxic; the milky sap in the leaves can cause skin irritation, drooling and sometimes vomiting if your babies decide to chew

Read More »
Christmas

Surprise Christmas Blooms

I walked out into my garden today and discovered my witchhazel in full bloom! Hamamelis virginiana or the common witchhazel is a lovely North American native shrub hardy to zone 3.  Yellow fragrant flowers appear in the fall, often as late as December as mine has done happily.  Normally the flowers are obscured by the

Read More »

Christmas tree inferno

As I have seen cars with Christmas trees lashed to their roof around town, take a moment to watch this short video:   why you should water your live Christmas tree You don’t want your holidays ending in ashes.  It only takes about 30 seconds!!

Read More »
Fall Cleanup
Fall

Fall Cleanup

The early frosts here in Southern Ontario have caught most of us by surprise and sadly we now have to clean up the mushy remains of summer’s blooms.  It is also time to clean up the garden in general.  There are two camps to garden cleaning, one is to cut down and tidy up everything

Read More »
First Days of Fall
Fall

First Days of Fall

Finally we’ve had a decent rain here in southern Ontario and more is on the way 🙂  The leaves are beginning to turn as the daylight shortens and the evenings cool down.  One of the first in my garden is Aesculus pavia or red buckeye chestnut with glowing sunshine leaves. On the other hand, the

Read More »
Fall Planning and Planting
Fall

Fall Planning and Planting

It was a chilly 8 deg this morning in southern Ontario…fall is in the air!  Now is the time to take stock of what survived over our scorching summer and grab some deals as the garden centres get ready to empty their inventory.  Just make sure what you buy has been watered well and looks healthy

Read More »

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

Categories:

Recent Posts:

Service Area

Acton, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Glen Williams, Milton, Brampton, Rockwood and Caledon.

Contact Us

(905) 965-3833
(905) 877-2575
writeme@gardengraces.ca

About

Garden Graces is a full service landscaping company, offering designs, planting and maintenance of your property.  We work together with experienced landscape contractors to create your perfect outdoor sanctuary.

Follow Us

Blog Update Email Signup

Scroll to Top