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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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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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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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Audacious Alliums
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Audacious Alliums

While working at the garden centre, I was often asked “What’s that plant on a long stalk with a ball on top that looks like fireworks?”  Well, that’s an ornamental onion.  Then I usually heard “A what?” Ornamental onions or alliums are one of the lesser known bulbs but they are an invaluable addition to

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My name is Grace and I garden in Ontario Canada where the weather can be anything but kind to plants!  My blog will be about experiences gardening around the world, battles with insects, and my great love…roses  Enjoy 🙂

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