... it's a ranunculus! They don't have a scent- they last 10 days or more in a vase (that is outstanding for a flower that isn't given any chemicals and is organically grown); the colours range from tropical fruit to soft, subtle and sweet- This year I bought my ranunculus and anemones from the wonderful... Continue Reading →
It's the title of my book which came out almost 5 years ago and continues to be true to this day. I was standing in my greenhouse yesterday, Mother's Day, and I really felt so happy with all the changes that this house has helped me with. I no longer have space for two chairs... Continue Reading →
Scent carries such strong memories. I wish you could smell this double violet-- it reminds me of all the fond memories with a woman who was our next door neighbour growing up-- she was British and for some reason - this beautiful flower just whispers Mrs. Bennett. If we could choose our grandparents- I would... Continue Reading →
When I went out to take these pictures, I wish I had the technology to record "the whole picture". It was relatively quiet in the neighbourhood as it is when it snows, of course there was a damp cold being on the west coast and only blocks away from the ocean, but when I stepped... Continue Reading →
We were so fortunate with the beautiful warm weather for this long weekend. Here are a few pictures of the garden - without all the chaos of lots of people--
I've been putting seeds in the ground successively every 10 days for the last 6 weeks...peas are a family favourite and there's nothing better than snacking on them fresh in the garden. We've never had any make it to the freezer---but as they say in the gardening world.."there's always next year!"
I wanted to show you another alternative to plastic plant pots (although I also use those over and over again). This is a sweet little tool that I purchased last year and works well for small seedlings. The seedlings can be directly planted into the ground in the paper which means that their roots won't... Continue Reading →
Good morning I wanted to share with you some different methods of starting seeds - here is a cell blocker. When I was a little girl, I loved to make mud pies... it was a good skill to have when making the cell blocks. It's a bit of a balance between starter mix (which I... Continue Reading →