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
This Week’s Flowers
February 2023 Update
I have been lucky to spend all of February visiting family in the UK. I escaped Ottawa just before the bone chilling temperatures of -37c hit and arrived here in a balmy 10c. Everyday I have been enjoying the green grass, winter flowering shrubs and winter flowers. Even in winter there is so much to… Continue reading February 2023 Update
Only Two Market Dates Before Christmas
Can you believe that in one day it will be December already? If you haven't done your holiday shopping or decorating yet then you have two chances to find me at a market. (Scroll down for dates!) I have some lovely zero waste gifts and decorations made ready for your home. As always they are… Continue reading Only Two Market Dates Before Christmas
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
Where Did The Summer Go?
First, I would like to thank you for sticking with me and reading this blog post even though I seem to have disappeared over the summer and have not been keeping in touch. Summer is rapidly coming to an end so here is a quick round up of what is blooming in the garden right… Continue reading Where Did The Summer Go?
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
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!
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
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
Hello Spring! Today finally felt like Spring arrived with blue skies, birds chirping and lots of activity in the garden that did not include shovelling snow. The sweet pea seedlings are now out in the greenhouse and I seeded some more hardy flowers as well as some lettuce, arugula, broccoli raab and kale in the… Continue reading Spring Update