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!
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
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
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