{Almost} Wordless Wednesday

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa)

Posted on: April 27th, 2016 by Trillium Art

Last fall I started landscaping the front garden.  Previous plants like the 8’ yews and overgrown spireas were replaced with a Japanese Maple, hydrangeas and boxwood.  I had intended to plant some bulbs along with the shrubs, but only had time for a few tulips and snow crocus.  We enjoyed the snow crocus, especially during […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Camellia

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Trillium Art

Last month found our family joining our Running Dude’s team for their spring training session.  We escaped to the southern shores of Alabama where the temperatures were balmy and the sun was shining! One day, Hubby, my Sweet Pea and I took a day trip to Bellingrath Gardens south of Mobile, AL.  It was a […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Torch Ginger Flower (Etlingera)

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by Trillium Art

It may be a snowy day here with a chilly wind, but with the glorious sunshine, I’m thinking of warmer days!  Flash back to last August when my family found ourselves in the Montreal area.  It was a warm summer day in the late afternoon when that special light holds the magic of twilight.  I was […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Elvas Double Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Posted on: February 24th, 2016 by Trillium Art

Welcome back to winter and welcome back to the Almost Wordless Wednesday series!  It has been a busy couple of months here as this funny winter with the unnpredictable weather has allowed us to move ahead with some home renovations.  With everything that is going on,  the colour of these blooms are a welcome sight, […]

{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 […]