Category Archives: Living

Must be spring!

It’s FINALLY spring in Ontario, and I can tell by the undeserved spike in page views I’m getting on this blog as people google for gardening ideas. I say undeserved because I haven’t posted in AGES.  Why have I been so … Continue reading

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Is it Spring Yet?

April 19 it looked like this: April 20: But at least it wasn’t like this. Today, April 21 we’re back to this: Is it Spring yet?

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Planter Evolution

It’s nearly time for hydrangeas and Easter bunnies to clutter my foyer, but first, one more change to my large indoor planter. I took out the spent bulbs from the arrangement in my recent post, as well as the faux … Continue reading

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Could It Get Any Snowier?

After my last post, reflecting on last year’s early spring and the spectre of global warming, I was certain that winter would be coming to an end.  Yesterday, my dear sister informed me that the annual Flower Count had begun in her fair city, which strives … Continue reading

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Transitioning your Winter Planters to Spring

Here in Ontario, spring comes in April.  Last year, it came sooner, but was followed by a burst of bitter cold that killed off the hopeful fruit tree buds and buried eager Snowdrops and Crocuses in a chilly blanket of … Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas Foyer

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to all my readers.  At this busy time I am just posting a couple of photos of my foyer, decorated and ready for party guests. The garland of fresh mixed greens … Continue reading

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Holiday Lanterns

I have nothing to do at this time of year, and I know you don’t either. Just kidding, but being really busy never stops me from thinking up more unnecessary but creative things to do. This is a fun perk … Continue reading

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Country Casual versus Hollywood Dreams: Exterior Christmas Planters

I finally got my front planters decorated for the holidays.  As with all my projects, my hesitation and delay had less to do with time and more to do with the inevitable battle between “should” and “want”. As in, I should … Continue reading

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Bittersweet October

October marks the end of the festivities for Ontario gardeners.  Oh, it’s true that some of us have planted things even into January in desperate circumstances that shall not be discussed here.  And yes, I know B.C. gardeners, how it … Continue reading

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Arranging Autumn Indoors

Everyone who reads my blog knows I love autumn.  However, it is one of those seasons like late winter or early spring when there are certain days you have to enjoy it from inside the house. So, in time for … Continue reading

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