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
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
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
These will be the last buckets of flowers I pick for a few weeks. If you have been wondering why I have not been at Markets or advertising my flowers for sale it is because I have been tackling health problems since March. This Friday I will be finally having surgery and will be out… Continue reading Taking a Break for a While
These Rudbeckia 'Sahara" in my garden are making me smile today. Rudbekia 'Sahara" They are just so cheerful and make a gorgeous splash of colour with so many different shapes and shades of flower. A mix of different colours and shapes growing in a group together. One of my Rudbeckia 'Sahara' plant is now going… Continue reading HAPPY FLOWERS!
Although we have had some nice sunny warm days the soil is still frozen in my garden and it is still to early to start any clean up of the flower beds. It is a good time to start planning and sowing seeds for this years flowers though. Here are my top tips for getting… Continue reading Seed Sowing Tips
Not a pretty flower picture yet but soon you will see what these will grow into. One of my favourite must grow flowers are sweetpeas. Just their beautiful scent and pretty ruffled petals makes it worth while - plus if you keep picking they are prolific bloomers. While I wait I’ll read a couple of… Continue reading Growing Sweetpeas
The fresh flower season has ended as most of the garden flowers are now finished. The Autumn leaves have been as lovely and colourful as ever and I have enjoyed working outside tidying the garden and planting bulbs. This week I have also been busy trying to sort and reorganize my workspace in the basement.… Continue reading Coming Soon!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next weekend? I am going to be taking preorders of my dressed up Harvest jars and bouquets until 6pm on Thursday 8th October. These are slightly bigger and fuller than my usual jars with a pretty birch bark and red maple leaf accent for $30 Perfect for a hostess gift, centrepiece for… Continue reading Pre Order Thanksgiving Flowers
Need flowers this weekend? I will have a few fall bouquets and jars available for pick up on Friday or Saturday from my home located near Mooney's Bay, Ottawa Jar of Flowers Photo by https://www.rosielleandco.com Flowers were just picked fresh today from the garden. You can email me or use the contact form to arrange pick up.