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
One of my favourite must grow flowers are sweet peas. Just their beautiful scent and pretty ruffled petals makes it worth while - plus if you keep picking they are prolific bloomers. Here’s a few tips to get you started if you want to try them yourself.1) Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours… Continue reading STARTING SWEET PEAS
We are fast approaching Valentine's Day and if you are committed to buying locally produced gifts and flowers you will obviously not be looking for a dozen red roses! Here in Ottawa we are in the depths of winter and there are no flowers growing right now. So if you do not want to buy… Continue reading Care Tips for Dried Flowers
During this chilly, snowy weather I have been busy making dried flower bouquets and working on my on line order form just in time for Valentine's day. You can now find some of my dried flower bouquets in various sizes at Morning Owl Parkdale, 229 Armstrong St, Ottawa. With a couple of more locations coming soon!… Continue reading Sharing The Love 2022
The year is ending and we are rapidly heading for 2022! It has been a strange year...not just for me, but for for the whole world. Who would have thought that we would still be living through a pandemic that has not yet gone away? My own cancer diagnosis, surgery and health struggles meant I… Continue reading LAST POST FOR 2021
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!