To me, Cleome looks like a plant from a science fiction story!
Where are the #bees and #butterflies this year?
What’s blooming mid summer in southeastern Ontario – in appreciation of plants that don’t mind a bit of drought.
All week we’ve been bombarded with heat wave warnings for this Canada Day long weekend – we’re lucky to live close enough to the lake to enjoy relatively cool breezes but I finished mot of my heavy chores Thursday evening. A sweet smell wafted over me while mowing and I realized the Milkweed was opening. […]
Unremarkable front yards gave way to intriguing back yards; cuteness out front foreshadowed great beauty in the back for the Prince Edward County Garden Tour.
A good friend and wonderful gardener told me last weekend that she cuts off the flower stalks from Lamb’s Ears – Stachys byzantina! I was a bit aghast, but she said she found the flowers a distraction when the main attraction was the soft fuzzy leaves that form a woolly groundcover. Turns out she’s not […]
It’s that miraculous time of year where, every day it seems, something new is starting to bloom while something else is starting to fade away. Peonies are in full bloom everywhere now. Yes, they’re gorgeous when open; but really – don’t you just have a tiny gasp upon spotting a perfect flower bud a day […]
The first hungry swallowtail butterfly of the year seen flitting around a lilac