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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

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APRIL UPDATE

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

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MARCH MUSINGS…and more

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

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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

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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

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EARLY JUNE AND THE FLOWERS ARE COMING!

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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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