{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Butter-and-Eggs (Linaria)

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by Trillium Art

I am not ready to let go of bright, summery flowers just yet. So far, we have not had a hard ‘killing-frost’ and as a result, we are still enjoying many flowering plants in our gardens and through the countryside. This cute perennial plant was observed along one of our many trails. My four-legged companion […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Common Milkweed (Asclepias)

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Trillium Art

Today’s discussion about the Common Milkweed could continue as a small book or at the very least a very long blog post! There is much to say about this native perennial including the dependence of Monarch Butterflies. In order to keep todays post on the shorter side, let’s explore some of the highlights of this […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Jade Frost Sea Holly (Eryngium)

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by Trillium Art

This past August, my ‘Sweet Pea’ and I attended the Open House for the Trial Gardens at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute.  It was a lovely warm sunny afternoon and we enjoyed wandering up and down the rows looking at all the flowers.  I gave the job of selecting our favourites and marking them with flags […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy (Symphyotrichum, formally Aster novae-angliae)

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Trillium Art

We woke Sunday to a cool, crisp, sunny autumn day.  My “Runner Dude” was excited to participate in our community’s annual Terry Fox run.  While he ran the 10 km trail, my “Sweet Pea”, our new four-legged friend and I walked along some lovely trails meeting up with friends, enjoying the autumn sun on our […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Fragrant Plantain Lily (Hosta plantaginea)

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Trillium Art

One of the best things about moving to a home with mature gardens is the discovery of the existing plants. This especially holds true when you move in during spring’s arrival! We have enjoyed watching the garden change through the different seasons as we take account of what’s here and evaluating what will stay and […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus)

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by Trillium Art

I know what you must be thinking…How could I write about such a common vegetable? But I have been loving and eating these guys my whole life! In my Mother’s veggie garden, she would build large tepees out of stakes and let the beans run wild, creating small cozy places for my sisters and I […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: White Christmas Elephant Ear or Caladium (or Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings)

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Trillium Art

  Our front porch makes me smile whenever I come home thanks to Benjamin Moore Paint and a collection of coordinating plants. (Even though I know that there are boxes to be unpacked on the other side of the front door!) We painted the front door and trim the colour “Vintage Wine” which tends to […]

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 […]

Spring Arrives Today – Really?

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by Trillium Art

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Good Luck Plant (Oxalis ‘Iron Cross’)

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by Trillium Art

This Wednesday’s post falls between two very traditional ‘green’ days. We donned green on Monday to celebrate the ‘Luck of the Irish’ and we will be dreaming of green tomorrow as we observe the first day of Spring. In honour of these two celebrations, the green Good Luck Plant was chosen as our focus today. […]