Category: From the Garden

Wednesday’s Flowers – Mum’s Fall Garden

October 12, 2011

While I’m still digging away at the new gardens at the new house I have to say that I’m thankful for having access to my Mother’s lovely gardens anytime I make the drive to visit her.  This past weekend we did indeed make the drive and…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Blooming and Growing

June 29, 2011

I love to watch a garden evolve and change throughout the growing season.  Everyday there is something new blooming and growing, while I watch our current garden, I’m still snipping away different elements for arrangements. Here are a few things blooming and growing in the garden:…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Flowery Bits and Pieces

June 22, 2011

Hello summer!  So glad you are finally here, not that I had or will have the time to enjoy you.  Life right now is crazy busy, so this Wednesday’s Flowers is going to be short and sweet but filled with bits and pieces of flowery goodness….

Wednesday’s Flowers and Some News

June 8, 2011

Well I have some very exciting news to share with you, no it is not the BIG announcement I have been talking about, it is some exciting news about my career and employment status. Before we get to the news I should share a…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Garden’s Bounty

June 1, 2011

Hello Summer!!  We have finally hit the jackpot with the weather, summer had finally decided to present itself here in Ontario and I could not be happier about it…so are the flowers.  All the rain up until now has made for an over-flowing bounty…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Borrowed Lilacs

May 25, 2011

Ok, they are actually not borrowed they are stolen.  Stolen from the huge, and I mean huge pink lilac at the end of our street, it must be 20′ tall.  We live on a cul-de-sac and this massive shrub lives in the middle of the round-about at…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Fall’s End

October 27, 2010

Mother Nature really does keep giving and giving.  Have you taken the time to have a good look around your outdoors?  This time of year is full of beauty and small gifts.  If you look hard enough and add a bit of creativity, you…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Gran’s Garden

October 13, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!  Believe it or not, I have managed to squeeze one more bouquet from my garden.  A cute Fall Aster is currently in bloom and I found an ‘Autumn Joy’ Sedum still hanging around and knew they would look great together.  I paired them up with…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Fall Charm

September 22, 2010

Welcome fall, I’m finally ready!  To celebrate, I walked through my garden looking for inspiration for today’s post, while hoping to find a little bit of colour.  I managed to find some but I think this all be the last “from the garden” post for this…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Summer White

August 4, 2010

I have decided that my garden is truly a spring garden, there are some very slim pickings out there right now.  Actually there has been very little colour action for months now.  Hence the spring garden comment.  I really need to do something about…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Summer Days

July 28, 2010

We are right in the middle of the lazy, hazy days of summer and I could not be happier.  We are getting a wonderful mix of hot, sunny days and rain.  We need the rain.  The flowers need the rain, today just happened to…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Teatime and Flowers

July 14, 2010

Where did last week go?  My life seems to be a whirl-wind lately and we just got back from a little vacation, crazy.  Today was a lot busier than I expected and I almost did not create flowers for this week’s enjoyment.  I have…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Fresh Lavender

June 23, 2010

Yay!!  The lavender is finally in bloom.  I think I love lavender almost as much as peonies; it is a flower that has so much to offer.  The smell is so refreshing and healing, the colour is really the prettiest shade of purple and…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Garden Green

June 16, 2010

I must say I have a very lush and green garden right now.  This makes me very happy but where is all the colour gone??  I need colour in my life.  Needless to say there were some pretty slim pickings out there today.  I…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Garden Mix Up

June 9, 2010

I cannot seem to keep out of the garden for Wednesday’s Flowers.  I get such a thrill picking flowers from my own garden.  So I had to do it again this week. I headed outdoors, early this morning, in the rain, to see what…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Peonies from my Garden

June 2, 2010

After much self debate I have come to the conclusion that peonies are truly my favourite flowers.  I do love all flowers but peonies; well I find them exceptionally spectacular. I love watching the plant grow from the ground in the spring, then seeing…

Wednesday’s Flower – Lily of the Valley

May 26, 2010

After spending an entire day out in the garden; weeding, cultivating, transplanting, getting some sun and some exercise, I came inside and looked around and missed all the flowers.  So after looking around the house, I decided the spot where I display my milk…

Wednesday’s Flowers – From the Garden

May 12, 2010

Well, my house smells amazing!!!  Oh, lilacs you make my heart sing and my house so joyful.  This week I could not resist the urge, which I have had for weeks now, to cut some fresh blooms from my garden and share them with…