{Almost} Wordless Wednesday

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Canadian Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) This small native tree is by far my favourite plant and I use in my designs quite often.  It can be considered a large shrub or small tree and can have a single stem or multistem.  The reason that I love this plant is that it is so versatile in the […]

Thanks For a Great Show!

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Trillium Art

As the snows swirl around us this evening, in yet another bizarre twist of weather this spring, I wanted to send out sincere thanks to all who joined us at the Made by Hand show in Mississauga this past weekend. I enjoyed meeting and speaking with you all about gardening and photography.  I hope that […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Canada Plum (Prunus nigra) Spring colour comes early in our forests.  This small upright-branched tree is native to southern and eastern Ontario, found in thickets, stream banks and woodland edges.  The Latin name (Prunus nigra) refers to the smooth, dark (or ‘black’) branches.  It’s white, fragrant flowers bloom before the leaves in large clusters that […]

Looking for Spring at The Arboretum (Guelph)

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by Trillium Art

All nature is but art unknown” ~Alexander Pope What a wonderful Easter weekend full of family visits and good food.  However, our seasonal weather seems to almost be a let-down after the taste of warmer sunshine just a few weeks ago.  The winter coats have moved to the front of the closet and the shorts […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Forsythia

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Northern Gold Forsythia The warm spring weather we had in March teased the forsythia into an early bloom.  I was afraid that we would only have a few days of yellow flowers before the green leaves would pop out as well.  When the temperatures dropped, it slowed down the leaves and we have enjoyed the […]

Getting Ready for Spring

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 by Trillium Art

In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree; In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be, Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see By Natalie Sleeth Our daughter was born in spring. […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Pink Frost Lenten Rose (Helleborus)

Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by Trillium Art

This is the latest (and hottest) Helleborus out this spring!   The burgundy and white buds open on outward-facing blush-pink blooms that mature to a burgundy red. This early spring perennial will look stunning in a massed planting, paired with hostas and ferns in a woodland garden.  It also does well in containers where it can […]

A Sensory Experience at Canada Blooms 2012

Posted on: March 19th, 2012 by Trillium Art

We had the opportunity last week to visit Toronto’s premier flower and garden festival:  Canada Blooms.  I must admit that it has been a few years since I have attended and not since they teamed up with the National Home Show. Since we were attending over the March Break, we had our two children with […]

The Art of Garden Design

Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by Trillium Art

I love art.  I love the colours, textures, media and how the artist puts it all together to express an idea, emotion or reflection.  I many not love every piece or want it in my home, but I appreciate what the artist has created! The same can be said about our natural environment.  I love […]