Tag: From the Garden

pretty petals – scabiosa pods

November 13, 2014

It is hard to believe that the beautiful scabiosa flower becomes this unique looking pod once the bloom goes to seed.  These funny little balls remind me of the velco type burrs that cling to your pant legs when you encounter a patch of…

pretty petals – autumn joy sedum

September 25, 2014

This beauty is in full flower everywhere in Southern Ontario right now!  Sedum “autumn joy” is one of the most prolific of all the fall bloomers.  There are so many things about sedum that makes it a great flower to have in the garden….

pretty petals – cafe au lait dahlias

September 18, 2014

Dahlias are magical flowers, but oh my, you haven’t experienced real beauty until you hold a cafe au lait dahlia in your hands!  These over sized blooms are magnificent.  Often referred to as dinner plate dahlias, the cafe au lait can grow as big…

pretty petals – poppy pods

August 7, 2014

Poppies are a magnificent flower.  But did you know that in the floral industry we enjoy a poppy once it has gone to seed as well?  These goofy looking pods are a neat way to add interest to a floral design.  We use them…

pretty petals – shasta daisies

July 24, 2014

Shasta daisies are plentiful in the perennial gardens of Ontario right now. The expression “fresh as a daisy” is certainly applicable in this case – the crisp white blossoms of the shasta daisy livens up any garden. Shasta daisies are an excellent choice if…

pretty petals – prickly pear cactus

July 10, 2014

Apparently Peelee Island isn’t the only place in Ontario where Prickly Pear Cactus can thrive!  I have a glorious patch of this southern Ontario rarity right in my own backyard.  I am truly amazed every year when it bounces back after our long, harsh,…

pretty petals – lupins

July 3, 2014

Lupins are one of those flowers that have been made famous from pictures. Perhaps you have seen images such as the one below – pictures like this one just make me want to grow lupins in my garden.  I also get the itch to…

pretty petals – primrose

June 19, 2014

Primula vulgaris, commonlyknows as primrose, has about 24 different varieties.  Most are perennials, but there are some annual varieties too.  The type of potted primrose that we sell in the studio is an annual variety.  Each spring/ early summer, we look forward to bringing…

pretty petals – forget me nots

June 12, 2014

We are smitten with this tiny flower right now. Forget-me-nots have a fun way of popping up randomly in the garden. To many people, this adorable blue flower is invasive; but to us,they are a florist’s delight. With the popularity for blue flowers on…

pretty petals – allium

May 22, 2014

Did you know that allium is Latin for the word garlic? From the monocot genus, allium come from the same family as edible garlic, onions, leeks and chives. There are hundreds of species of the monocot genus, but only about a dozen are grown…

In the Garden

March 23, 2012

I’m in shock of what is blooming and sprouting in our little garden already, it is only March! Clematis should not be sprouting; the Hellebore is still in bloom! I’m not complaining I’m just surprised! Have a look: Are you enjoying this early spring? I sure…

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 – Decorate and Lavender

July 7, 2011

Now that I’m in the middle of decorating our new house – before pictures will be up soon, I thought I would share with you the amazing book Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. I have been coveting this book since I got it in…

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 – 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…

White Thanksgiving

October 6, 2010

I’m in shock that Thanksgiving is this weekend, where has this year gone?? Thanksgiving is a holiday I have always enjoyed and really, how can you not enjoy it?  Lots of hearty home cooked food, spending time with family and friends, pumpkins and pies…

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 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…