Tag Archives: Gardening


Dreamtime. This is the welcome time, hovering between Autumn and Winter. The gardens have been put to bed under a blanket of leaves. Even the lingering golden asparagus fronds have been clipped and burned. Next week, with the end of … Continue reading

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No Snowdrops

I’m disappointed to say that  this year I’ve left planting snowdrops too late. It’s not that there aren’t snowdrops tucked into the sheltered garden under our bedroom window, where I can see them specially early. Every year I’ve planted a … Continue reading

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The Bench

Years ago former nursery owner, Doug Green, hosted a glorious annual “prelude to spring” day-long garden seminar in Oakleaf, Ontario. After a long Canadian winter, he and his outstanding guest speakers whipped the packed auditorium into a fever of anticipation, … Continue reading

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Fifty Different Things to Love about Spring (4)

Red and yellow columbines dancing beside the lake The scent of the first purple irises The warm day sound of the great flycatcher calling “wheep, wheep, wheep” Hawthorne flowers, white, delicate, scattering confetti petals on the wind (but not the … Continue reading

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