Parkdale Market Saturday September 19th 9 – 1

The days are getting shorter, there is a chill in the air in the mornings and I’ve even noticed some trees starting to change colour. All this means the seasons are moving on and we are rapidly heading towards fall.

Baskets of hydrangea heads for drying

So far my garden has escaped the frost and I still have flowers.

Garden view

I will be at Parkdale Market on Saturday September 19th from 9- 1 with mixed seasonal bouquets, pretty jars of flowers and hydrangea bouquets ready for enjoying or for drying.

Hope to see you there!


Here is your chance to get a look behind the scenes as I share a tour of my suburban back yard cutting garden in the Mooney’s Bay area of the city of Ottawa.

Welcome to my Garden

I will give hints and tips for your own garden and answer your questions on a variety of topics – choosing and starting seeds, planting, harvesting, working with what you have, garden design and even growing in pots if you don’t have a garden.

Bring your own questions including plant ID, pest problems or anything else garden or floristry related. I can also do a consultation in your garden if needed. 

English Tea and Cakes in the garden

$5 from each ticket will be donated to Canadian Guide Dog for the Blind (in Manotick) 


Option A: Tour, advice, tea and cake – 80 min time slots $35 per person

Option B: Tour, advice, tea and cake, make your own jar of flowers to take home or take a previously made one –  80 min time slot $55 per person 

Jar of Garden fresh flowers

I can book up to 4 people at a time if you want to come and enjoy an outing with family or friends.

All current guidelines on social distancing will be followed. 

Available Days and Times – Updated 9am Sept 6th

Saturday 5th September 2pm,

Sunday 6th September 5pm

Monday 7th September 12pm, 2pm, ON HOLD due to weather!

Please fill out the form to reserve a day and time. Add your preferred date, choose morning or afternoon and add preferred time and number of people attending in Notes. I will respond ASAP by email to confirm. Payment by exact cash or E transfer.

I am available other days and times if you would like to book an alternative day to suit. Please just enquire for availability

Garden consultation in your garden $70 for 1 hour (within a 30 min drive of my home) 

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Flowers At Parkdale Market Saturday August 15th

I am looking forward to being at Parkdale Market again this Saturday August 15th from 9 – 1

There will be lots of pretty cosmos in my large bouquets, small bouquets and jars of flowers. And they will include beautiful scented foliage as well as all the other summer flowers at their best in the garden right now.

Lovely cosmos flowers including ‘Xanthos’, ‘Purity’, ‘Daydream’ and ‘Double Click Cranberry’

You can contact me to order ahead for pick up at the Market or just take a chance on the day. I can accept exact cash or e transfer.

Come and say hello but remember to abide by all the COVID-19 regulations. Stay 2m apart, use hand sanitizer and masks recommended.

Thanks, we want to keep everyone safe. See you there!

Flowers for this Weekend August 7th

All of this weekend’s bouquets and jars will be based around cool, calm green and white with a whisper of colour.

A great antidote to the bright hot days of summer!

Cool calming greens and whites

With added whispers of colour

Contact me to order and arrange pick up.

Bouquets $30 Jars $25

And of course you can order something bold and bright if you prefer!

Flowers for the Week

At the weekend I will also have my usual $30 bouquets and $25 jars filled with the freshest flowers from the garden.

Jars of flowers $25 – fresh from the garden

Need a mid week pick me up? Or last minute treat for yourself or someone else? ⁣

I will be in Hintonburg tomorrow Wednesday 29th July between 2pm and 4pm with cute $20 bouquets wrapped and ready to go. ⁣

Email to arrange payment and pick up of yours 😊 I can accept exact cash or e transfer. Then I’ll provide the address for pick up

Or if you can’t make it tomorrow then you can arrange pickup later in the week at my home address in Riverside Park area⁣.

Wrapped bouquet of garden fresh flowers