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 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!
It has taken a while to get this seedling sale uploaded and live. It is not perfect but is is done! Scroll down to see what I have for sale. Love-in-a-puff climber seedlings in cardboard tubes Please note that many of these seedlings come in compostable containers like paper pots and cardboard toilet roll tubes.… Continue reading Seedling Sale is Finally L I V E!
What do you think is the most important part of your garden? For me it is the soil and working on improving my soil is the perfect project for a warm sunny April day. Great gardens start with great soil and today I finally made myself this handy smart composting area. Recycled pallets make a… Continue reading Garden Foundations
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
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
It is the middle of winter and I’m making beautiful, colourful bouquets of dried flowers. I’m so happy that I have these gorgeous dried flowers saved from last summer. I have to remind myself that I grew all this beauty in my garden. And thanks to your support I get to share my love of… Continue reading Thanks For Your Support
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… Continue reading Parkdale Market Saturday September 19th 9 – 1
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… Continue reading GARDEN TOURS AND ADVICE