Overnight last Thursday, Friday and Saturday we had below freezing temperatures and woke to frosty white lawns and leaves, not to mention petals on the remaining garden flowers. It’s much warmer this week but the damage has been done, and although Calendula and Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) have held their own, the Zinnias, Salvia, strawflowers and Dahlias […]
Dying ash trees aside, October continues to be really beautiful!
I’m sometimes asked what my favourite flower is. I bet you’ve been asked the same question, but unless you have a sentimental or emotional attachment to a specific bloom, I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is similar to mine: ‘It depends on what’s blooming right now.’ The Lens-Artists photo challenge this week is to […]
Gorgeous fall colours continue, and the veggie harvest is coming to a close…
It’s Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada; we had friends for turkey dinner yesterday, with all the traditional fixings and a vase of cut, end of season, flowers fresh from the garden. You know it’s end of the season because zinnias aren’t looking that great while dahlias are looking better than ever. As part of Cathy’s […]
We’ve had a few nights of patchy frost around here (although not in my garden), and the cool temperatures have hastened the retreat of chlorophyll from tree leaves while a few breezy days has hastened the falling of said leaves. Winter is definitely coming, but before that, how about six things in the early October […]