Welcome Back

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Trillium Art

Aaand I’m back!

It’s been quite a while since my last blog entry – a whole season in fact. Thank you to my friends and supporters for your understanding. It has been a crazy few months and I needed the break both physically and emotionally.

In a nutshell, our family moved. We packed up our house of 12 years and with a tearful goodbye to my garden, we changed our address. It seemed ironic that our moving day was Earth Day. I had intentions of blogging about our move, spring in the new garden and us settling in, but they will have to stay as intentions because I’m just not sure where the time went!

Our new address feels worlds away, although, thankfully, we are still in the same gardening zone (5A) and technically just across town. Our first few weeks here were cold, wet and very overwhelming as we adjusted to our new space…smaller inside but much bigger outside!

This area of town was once a golf course with our home being part of the first tee (as I was told by a past golfer). This may account for the several large tree locations and hedges of very mature common lilacs. Our new home (and the initial plantings), date from about the mid-1970’s.

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

As the weeks have passed we have been making this house a home by adding our personal touches. A fresh coat of paint adds so much and was one of the first big changes we made: a pink room for my sweet pea, a blue room for the teen (aka “dude”) and my purple front door call “Vintage Wine” (love my front door!)

"Make it Pink!"  Click on the photo to follow trilliumart on Instagram

“Make it Pink!”
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My office and craft room have been one of the last rooms to be sorted but I have carved out a work space and I feel my creative juices starting again. It is my favourite spot in the mornings as the sunlight streams through the windows and the view overlooks the back garden.

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Even though it is the end of summer, my mind is already thinking of fall and Christmas sales and shows. The photography side of Trillium Art becomes more popular this time of year as people request my greeting cards and prints for gift giving. I’m pleased to say that I am currently working on some new product lines that I can’t wait to share with you in the weeks to come.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the last few months have been overwhelming but I thank you for your patience as we unpack our boxes and get settled into our new home. My favourite posts will be starting again as we share the “Almost Wordless Wednesday’s” each week showcasing a different plant.

I look forward to sharing a whole new set of challenges and highlights with you from our little piece of country on the edge of town.

PS – Anyone familiar with gardening with bunnies? 🙂

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4 Responses

  1. Eleanor Mae Steepe says:

    ………..aw, how nice !
    But bunnies can be so cute ! Will look forward to new blogs.

    • Trillium Art says:

      Yes I agree, they are very cute. We have named them all and are pleased that their diet has not strayed from the clover in the lawn…yet!

  2. Marian Bell says:

    So pleased to hear you are settling in – always a slow process that I suppose we really don’t realize will happen when we are excited to be travelling along a new path. Love your flower photos! Bunnies -hmm! Add chipmunks, raccoons, mice – which one stole my first (and so far only!) tomatoe to ripen? Can’t believe school starts in a week – where has summer gone?

    • Trillium Art says:

      So sorry about your tomato thief! Hoping for a few more warm weeks to help the harvest. I agree…I have no idea where the summer has gone!

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