Perfect peonies

There once was a girl who loved flowers She’d gather in sun or rain showers As peonies were her best  Much better than the rest She’d play with their petals for hours…       Peonies are perfect, and have long been my favourite flower. It dates back to childhood over 50 years ago, when […]

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Black thumb

I swear that I have a black thumb… While my mother makes magic with plants ( they positively flourish in her presence), I struggle to keep mine alive. The photo above is from last year, when I bought some darling succulents in an attempt to create a  display cluster of green on my kitchen window […]

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10 Ways to Prepare for Fall

Each Fall, I am used to getting ready. As a teacher, I would get ready to welcome new students with their  fresh school supplies and eager faces. As a mom, I would help to get my own brood ready with new clothes as they prepared to begin another year of music lessons, or sports. sometimes […]

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Lady’s Slipper legacy

Ah the delicate lady’s slipper… Today the sun shines brightly, and I am anxious to get into the garden for weeding, as my treasured lady’s slipper needs some space for blooming.  I had been away on a holiday and when I returned, the grass was knee-high, the weeds reaching up skyward and I had not yet […]

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Sweet Succulents

I am a complete newbie when it comes to succulents. I was rather indifferent to these fleshy, water-storing plants until a friend kept including them in her photography. They added such a wonderful balance to her photos, and they photograph so beautifully that I became enchanted. Succulents are typically quite expensive, so following plant care with […]

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