This is probably my 10th year playing in the dirt. It all started with a small herb garden one year at a friend’s cottage in the Kawarthas. The next year, the lavender all came back, with the chives, and the mint. This is where I learned that mint cannot be trusted to stay where you […]
Cornwall Ontario – You know Spring is here when the flowers bloom and photographer Calvin Hanson has shared some of his blooms with CFN to share with you! Spring Flowers! Orange Dahlia Yellow Dahlia Red Throated Hibiscus Hibiscus To see some of Mr. Hanson’s other lovely contributions to CFN please click this LINK.
I came in with guns blazing. Twenty five acres, suddenly at my fingertips, to tame to my heart’s desire. A vegetable garden here, a lily pad there, hedge trimming here, shrub pruning there… In just over six years the lessons seem and feel infinite, but yet, each one gives me more courage […]
Halloween was a lot different when I was a kid than it seems to be today. You would see streams of children who were on either side of the streets in various costumes; a lot of their get-ups were homemade. The children carried their little sacks. My three older brothers Ed, Ron and […]
Our 2016 Private Flower Show I read recently somewhere that June and July lasted five minutes. I fully agree! This has been an epic season for our flowers. Epic by way of blooms and epic by way of lessons… They just keep on coming!!! Last year I was quite successful with the seeds I […]
What a whirlwind this spring has been! I am pleasantly surprised to see all the foxgloves in bloom already! Among roses, which are now in various stages of flower throughout our property, I’ve really been enjoying our geraniums, sweet Williams, pinks, lilies, iris’, bellflowers, violas, primulas and baby’s breath! They all feel early to me […]
The countdown is on- Fourteen days until spring officially starts! That is the best thing I’ve heard in weeks!!! For those not “in the know”, until March 9, 2016, Veseys has a deal on (50$ off 100, 100$ off a 200$ order OR free shipping!)!!! I was very happy with our 2015 order, […]
It’s February and already I’m tweaking my garden planning for this year. Last year I took on flower-scaping for our property. The running joke was that all the work I did was to buy tickets for this year’s flower show on our property! And trust me, it was a lot of work!!! Fingers […]