Category Archives: Gardening/Plants

Rose Haiku

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September showers
Trickles on the velvet rose
And quenches her thirst.

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Our Garden

Daily Prompt: The Natural World
Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city? 
Photographers, artists, and poets: show us NATURE.

It’s a long weekend. Tomorrow Canada will be celebrating it’s birthday, while we are celebrating what we love most about Canada… our garden…

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God’s beautiful work of art… Images and layout by my partner Gayl

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Sneak Peek of the garden…

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The garden is a burst of all colors, including pots and tables and chairs 🙂
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The hostas are slowly inching their way up.
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The lilies are starting to go crazy in the beds.
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My astilbe. thought it was not going to come up, but now it’s bigger than my bleeding heart.
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This is a new little one. I had to buy a new bleeding heart as my other one last year died.
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And last but definitely not the least, my precious tree leaf peonies.

 

What’s happening in your garden?

I dream of lilacs

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A beautiful surprise…

Everytime I would see a lilac tree teeming with beautiful flowers, I would always wish we had one in our garden. Lilacs are just so enthralling with those purplish colored flower and the fragrance!

So imagine my surprise when this seemingly insignificant, tall, bush-like plant we have in our backyard produced these cones filled with pretty little flowers! We’ve been in the house since last year but we didn’t get these flowers. I said to my partner “Don’t they look like lilac flowers to you?” She got all excited about it when she saw them too. I researched and true enough, they are lilacs!

My next question then was why didn’t it bloom last year? Since I do the layout for our 10 Neat Things weekly e-newsletter in the office (I work for the Manitoba/Alberta/Ontario Home & Gardener magazines, lucky me!) , I remember doing a 10 Neat Things about Lilacs. It turns out lilacs don’t bloom on new branches. I remember when we moved in, the top was trimmed to be as tall as the fence.  Now, we are not going to touch them till they fill up with blooms.

Maybe you have some tips for me to get more blooms from my lilac bushes?

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