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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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Urban Landscapes

Back in mid April (how time flies…) I went to England to see the glorious woodland bluebells and a sample of the stunning gardens that dot the fair isle. The first few days I spent in London in the up and coming area of Southwark. As I wandered the streets, I noticed the sheer number

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First Days of Fall
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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

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Unintended Consequences

As gardeners and environmentally conscious people, we try to lessen the impact in our own homes and gardens.  We plant for the bees and butterflies and try to plant a few plants for the larva so they won’t eat our prize roses!  A great idea is to visit your local markets to buy local produce

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Romantic Roses
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Romantic Roses

There is nothing more romantic than an English garden dripping with roses. Rosa alba, “Cuisse de Nymph” Roses are undisputedly the Queen of flowers and rightly so when they are in full bloom.  Old Moss Rose And as a queen they are temperamental, fussy and prone to all kinds of attacks.  With the trend towards organic

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Cats and Gardens

Cats and gardens go together, like cats and artists, cats and writers, cats and pretty much anything as far as I’m concerned. This is Moses, my beautiful one eyed Arabian Mau who came from the streets of Dubai as a tiny kitten.  He loves the garden and peruses his territory, nibbling on grasses and catmint like

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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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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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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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