Tag Archives: autumn

End-of-the-Season Blues

You would have been forgiven for thinking it was spring October 25 and 26 in the Toronto area, with temperatures in the high ‘teens to mid twenties–especially if you noticed these delightful, fresh-faced sweethearts blooming! Colchicum and Autumn Crocus are sweet, fall-blooming bulbs, … 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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Keeping Asters Green

I am not a high-maintenance gardener, so sometimes when my plants just look great on their own I am thrilled.  I plant things that don’t need a lot of babying with few exceptions. An exception, though, is Asters.  They epitomize … Continue reading

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Quick ‘N Dirty Bulb Primer

“Spring, when young men’s thoughts turn to flights of fancy.”  Fall, when gardeners’ thoughts turn to spring! Gardeners’ minds become overstimulated at this time of year, with lively, colourful fantasies of . . . yes, the perfect spring garden.  That … Continue reading

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Sublime September

I love September for many reasons.  There is the perplexing matter of how returning to routines with school and schedules that we were so glad to break free of in June, now seems so welcome.  In the Toronto area, September … Continue reading

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August Garden Favourites

Admittedly, there is no month in the garden that I do not look forward to.   Each has its special flavour, part of the routine passage of time marked with reassuring beauty each year, a reminder that life is truly … Continue reading

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