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Sounds of Nature :: Water and Music in the Garden

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by Trillium Art

“Humans need to touch natural materials as often as possible to connect us to what is real.” Walt Rickli. This past Father’s Day found us once again meeting family in Lowville, Ontario. It seems like the perfect half-way spot for us all to meet. The day was beautiful, the patio was sunny and the food […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Sweet Kate Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Trillium Art

I must say that this plant is one of my favourite early summer perennials. I had to check my website twice and was surprised that I had not written about it before now. This easy-to-grow perennial combines colour and texture with a long blooming period to become a stunning accent in any border. When my […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis)

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Last Sunday was a perfect day for family; the weather was stunning…some sun, some cloud, a cool breeze and a visit from my parents. Due to busy schedules this spring, we decided to spend this day together and have a double celebration; honouring Mother’s Day and Father’s Day together. As with most visitors to our […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema)

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Spring has sprung! Quite literally, in fact. My furry friend and I are enjoying our daily walks along the trails near our home. With this warm, dry spring, there is always something to see as the plants along the pathways have sprung up…almost overnight! The feature plant this week is another wildflower of Ontario named […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Posted on: May 21st, 2015 by Trillium Art

I must have known at an early age that I was destined to be a plant geek! Every Victoria Day weekend, our small town held a party complete with a Ferris wheel, cotton candy and fireworks. However, the highlight was always the parade! Sometimes we were participants, sometimes we were observers. To watch the parade, […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Trillium Art

With a business name such as Trillium Art, it’s hard to let my walk among the trilliums on Monday go without commenting.  The flowers of the trillium fascinate me with its patterns of three:  three leaves, three petals and three sepals.  I love the symmetry!  The showiest of the trilliums is the great white trillium.  […]

Calm Before the Storm

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Last night I took a few minutes, before meeting my son after his training run, to steal away to one of my favourite spots.  The Victoria Woods Trail at the University of Guelph Arboretum did not disappoint.  The air was still and quiet with a fierce spring storm not far away. This gave me time for […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on: May 10th, 2015 by Trillium Art

 

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Little Peach Bitterroot (Lewisia longipetals ‘Little Peach’)

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Spring is all about colour, isn’t it? From the showy flowers and the intense colours of Pansies and Primroses, to the regal Tulips and the sunny Daffodils. We all seem to crave colour at the end of the winter and the start of the new spring season. This tiny native succulent is no exception! The […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by Trillium Art

Touch the earth lightly, use the earth gently, Nourish the life of the world in our care: Gift of great wonder, ours to surrender Trust for the children tomorrow will bear. S.E. Murray, 1991 Happy Earth Day! A year ago today we moved into our new property. It’s hard to believe that we have spent […]

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