May is Hotting up Fast and My Seedling Sale is Next Weekend

One minute there is snow on the ground and the next minute we are half way through May and mowing the grass and picking flowers! And oh! How I love the sunshine and blue skies. Apple Blossom and Blue Skies Seedling Sale is Saturday May 20th 9 - 1 Next weekend is my seedling sale… Continue reading May is Hotting up Fast and My Seedling Sale is Next Weekend



We seem to have been waiting for ever for the snow to melt and winter to end here in Ottawa. Then Mother Nature threw in an ice storm. Less than one week later and we have skipped Spring and gone straight to Summer weather with temperatures forecast over 20C later in the week. It is… Continue reading APRIL UPDATE



Leaving the UK at the end of February, after a couple of days in London exploring the wonderful Kew Gardens and the Garden Museum, I arrived back in Ottawa just in time for the next big snowfall! So no sign of grass here for a while yet, but the days are not as cold and… Continue reading MARCH MUSINGS…and more


February 2023 Update

I have been lucky to spend all of February visiting family in the UK. I escaped Ottawa just before the bone chilling temperatures of -37c hit and arrived here in a balmy 10c. Everyday I have been enjoying the green grass, winter flowering shrubs and winter flowers. Even in winter there is so much to… Continue reading February 2023 Update


Only Two Market Dates Before Christmas

Can you believe that in one day it will be December already? If you haven't done your holiday shopping or decorating yet then you have two chances to find me at a market. (Scroll down for dates!) I have some lovely zero waste gifts and decorations made ready for your home. As always they are… Continue reading Only Two Market Dates Before Christmas


The End of one Season and the Start of Another

The fresh flower season is now well and truly over. The recent frost finished off the dahlias and cosmos and they are now heading to the compost bin. I did manage to pick the last few stems of flowers and had fun displaying them as a group in bud vases. This rose was an added… Continue reading The End of one Season and the Start of Another


This Week’s Flowers – June 28

Around this time of year all of the things I think of as meadow flowers start to bloom. For me that includes cornflowers, ox eye daisies, scabious, buttercups, yarrow and, of course, wild grasses. I always make myself an arrangement that reminds me of those long summer days spent picnicking in beautiful meadows, watching the… Continue reading This Week’s Flowers – June 28



It has been a wild ride these last few weeks. Raising seedlings, getting them all planted and off to a great start relies on the cooperation of the weather. The cold, then scorching heat delayed things a bit but then on the day of my seedling sale Ottawa was hit by a massive damaging storm.… Continue reading EARLY JUNE AND THE FLOWERS ARE COMING!

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We are fast approaching the May long weekend when it is traditional to start planting up our gardens. The weather this May has been challenging, with days of record breaking heat that forced the tulips and blossom to burst open and then heavy rain that flattened everything. Many of my seedlings have been delayed by… Continue reading SEEDLING SALE, EVENTS and MORE