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SEEDLING SALE, EVENTS and MORE

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

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Mother’s Day and More

We are all still waiting in anticipation of spring finally arriving. The flowers are telling me that growth is easily delayed by 2 weeks compared to the last 2 years. This is one of the reasons that I do not offer fresh flowers for Mother's Day - we can never tell from year to year… Continue reading Mother’s Day and More

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Spring Update

Hello Spring! Today finally felt like Spring arrived with blue skies, birds chirping and lots of activity in the garden that did not include shovelling snow. The sweet pea seedlings are now out in the greenhouse and I seeded some more hardy flowers as well as some lettuce, arugula, broccoli raab and kale in the… Continue reading Spring Update

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Care Tips for Dried Flowers

We are fast approaching Valentine's Day and if you are committed to buying locally produced gifts and flowers you will obviously not be looking for a dozen red roses! Here in Ottawa we are in the depths of winter and there are no flowers growing right now. So if you do not want to buy… Continue reading Care Tips for Dried Flowers

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Sharing The Love 2022

During this chilly, snowy weather I have been busy making dried flower bouquets and working on my on line order form just in time for Valentine's day. You can now find some of my dried flower bouquets in various sizes at Morning Owl Parkdale, 229 Armstrong St, Ottawa. With a couple of more locations coming soon!… Continue reading Sharing The Love 2022

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LAST POST FOR 2021

The year is ending and we are rapidly heading for 2022! It has been a strange year...not just for me, but for for the whole world. Who would have thought that we would still be living through a pandemic that has not yet gone away? My own cancer diagnosis, surgery and health struggles meant I… Continue reading LAST POST FOR 2021

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HOORAY! My First Market of the Year

Hooray! I'm going to be at my first event of the year this Saturday October 9th. I will be with the Ottawa Flower Market stall at Parkdale Market 9 - 1 and I'll have some lovely dried hydrangea wreaths and bouquets for sale. And I will also be heading up our decorating of a beautiful… Continue reading HOORAY! My First Market of the Year

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My Guide To Drying Hydrangea Flowers

I was recently asked for tips on drying hydrangea flowers so here is my summary of what I have learnt over the years through trial and error and research. Small hydrangea heads drying in a basket The first step is to pick the hydrangea flowers at the correct stage. You need to wait until the… Continue reading My Guide To Drying Hydrangea Flowers

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Little Dried Flower Easter Bouquets

Today I’m enjoying making up the last of these beautiful little dried flower bouquets for Easter 🐣 I picked out lots of round or egg shaped flowers and seed heads to match the mini eggs in this delicious biscotti made by Inspiring Olivia Inspiration for designs can come from all sorts of places and I love… Continue reading Little Dried Flower Easter Bouquets

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Inspiration for Dried Arrangements

Today was a day to enjoy all that nature offers. I love my nature collections of shells, rocks, pine cones, seedpods and anything else I find on walks. They get added to my favourite box of bits for me to enjoy looking at. They also provide me with inspiration as I work on dried arrangements.… Continue reading Inspiration for Dried Arrangements