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Happy New Year!

Posted on: December 31st, 2015 by Trillium Art

Hello again from Trillium Art!  I hope that today’s post finds you thoroughly enjoying the holidays and looking ahead to 2016. Trillium Art is entering the New Year with a new look and lots of new ideas.  Take a moment and poke around the website.  I’m very excited about some of the new features especially […]

November Garden

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by Trillium Art

November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring.  ~ Clyde Watson  

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Cosmos

Posted on: August 26th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Brrr! This morning’s walk around the yard definitely did not feel like summer! My containers look tired after the heat of the summer and even the recent rains hasn’t brought them back. But, before I turn the focus of this blog to the next season, I wanted to share a wonderful summer annual that I […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Posted on: August 19th, 2015 by Trillium Art

We are enjoying the many visitors to our garden this summer.  The finches are flashing their glorious yellow mating colours and a young family of cardinals have been busy in the feeder.  Not to be outdone, the four-legged visitors have been very active too!  The groundhog is busy eating the fallen apples and the bunnies […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Echibeckia Summerina Yellow

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by Trillium Art

When reading about new plants and looking at the media photos in magazines and online, it’s exciting to think about why they were created and how they will look in the garden.  It is usually during the cold winter months and damp early spring when I see these articles and start dreaming about gardening again.  […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Pistachio Hydrangea

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 by Trillium Art

This is definitely the season for Hydrangeas!  Mid-summer is when they really start to shine.  I have been working on our front garden, an extension of the porch – my favourite outdoor room.  This receives late afternoon sunshine which makes it the perfect spot for a quiet cup of tea at the end of the […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Chicory (Cichorium)

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Trillium Art

What is the definition of a weed? According to Doug Larson (US newspaper editor and columnist), “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows”. I love this quote as it describes many of our wildflowers (aka weeds) being persistent and adapting too many different […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Hollyhocks (Alcea)

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Trillium Art

No cottage garden would be complete without the stately spires of Hollyhocks, boasting blooms of so many different colours! These beautiful flowers always take me back to my childhood and summer visits to my Grandparents home. I can recall standing under the hollyhocks and gazing skyward as they stretched up to greet the sun! This old-fashioned plant […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Double Scoop Mandarin Coneflower (Echinacea)

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Ahh, the beauty of summer gardens! It doesn’t matter the time of day you visit the garden, there will always be something new to see. The dew on the petals in the morning, the cool, shady foliage plants at mid-day and the glow of the colours at twilight, all help to captivate the beauty of […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: False Sunflower (Heliopsis)

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by Trillium Art

  When people move to a new home, my first suggestion is always give the property a full year to see how the sun patterns affect the plants, where the moisture stays after a rain and where the snow drifts in winter. When we first moved, I’m afraid I didn’t take my own advice. I […]

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