Saskatoon — Even though my husband had planned to finish the basement this summer, he couldn’t ignore the yard. When we had to cut down our largest Manitoba Maple because it had been damaged over the winter, the whole feel of the backyard changed and our garden had a lot more light. We had four small raised beds (our soil is almost pure clay because we are close to the river) and Ed decided that larger, dee...
Aireys inlet — This is my story of the crucifix orchid. It thrives on neglect. Nine years ago we were given a couple of cuttings of the beautiful Epidendrum ibaguense, which I believe is a native of the Caribbean ...
Aireys inlet — I’ve written on the Hi topic ‘Seasons’ before especially here and also here. Where I grew up in Oklahoma, Jonquils and Snowflakes (pictured above in our Australian back garden) were fairly precise ha...
Saskatoon — Sometimes I see my mother’s tchotchkes and think how strange they are. Her walls and shelves and garden decor seem to lend themselves to birds and butterflies and frogs. When I was little, each time ...
about a decade in the waiting
My Garden is Just the Way I Like It!
A Dance to Spring
Optimists and Pessimists
Seasons in Australia
A Spring Bloom.
Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑
Happy Belated Valentines Day
“I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”― Emma Goldman
Two roses on a summer's day
While on the subject of roses . . .
A stand-off between two fluffy neighbours.
My mother's surreal glowing garden decor.
Our newest hugelkultur bed in progress.
The last of our garden arugula.
Capability Brown meets André Le Notre.
Youth meets age
All this, cappuccino and lemon curd tart as well!
A bright garden visitor. But what is it?
Better spider flower than spider.
My husband's twig farm.
Let the black flower blossom as it may.
Home after two months away. Would it be wrong to suggest that our Cymbidium is glad to see us?
Did I mention Daylilies?
Smart car safely stowed while Daylilies (Hemerocallis) bloom in profusion.