Designing a Garden :: One Step at a Time (Part 4)

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by Trillium Art

It’s been an interesting week for gardeners.  With the warm, spring temperatures it was wonderful to get into the garden and putter around, checking on the plants that survived the ice from last week’s storm (photos from the ice storm).  I kept some shrubs wrapped, since snow flurries are back in the forecast, perhaps it […]

Designing a Garden :: One Step at a Time (Part 3)

Posted on: April 12th, 2013 by Trillium Art

I don’t know about you, but I certainly did not spend a lot of time in my garden this past week.  Some of my precious shrubs were quickly re-wrapped and I did speak encouragingly to some spring bulbs that are still struggling through the snow and ice. How did your garden look this morning?  Click […]

Designing a Garden :: One Step at a Time (Part 2)

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Br, what a week we’ve had.  It was definitely a cruel April Fool’s joke by Mother Nature for those snow showers over the past few days.  How did you make out with your garden ‘To-Do’ List from our post last week (Step 1:  Be a guest in your garden)? What is in your garden that […]

Designing a Garden :: One Step at a Time

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by Trillium Art

As a landscape designer, this time of year holds a certain amount of thrill.  My Fergus garden is still under snow.  But it is slowly melting, one puddle at a time.  This is the time of year when the whole gardening season is before us and the anticipation is intoxicating!  Anything is possible. I have […]

Wintery Landscapes :: Extremes of Weather!

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Trillium Art

What a weekend of interesting weather!  We have experienced one extreme to the other.  I have been told, on more than one occasion, that Canadians love to talk about the weather.  I tend to agree.  I think the reason is that our weather is never the same, from one day to the next!  This past […]

A New Year :: New Goals for the Garden

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Our Christmas vacation this year was a wonderful treat!  And I mean it was a real holiday; no phones, no cell phones and no internet.  It was a real pleasure to be totally focused on our family with no distractions.  Don’t get me wrong…it was busy (just a different type of busy).  Rushing to join […]

One More Sleep until the Tinseltown Marketplace! (Orangeville)

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Trillium Art

As if this holiday season isn’t busy enough, I have found myself wearing different hats in the last few weeks. I have enjoyed working with It’s About Thyme Garden Design and Landscaping during the month of November creating some wonderful winter displays (Yes, I think they are amazing, but hey…I’m biased!).  It’s been a lot […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Crabapple Branches (Malus)

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Trillium Art is in full winter decor mode!  Our focus today is the use of natural berries and fruit in our urns, window boxes and arrangements, more specifically the fruit from the crabapple tree. This photo was taken at the Dufferin Garden Centre last winter, the morning after an ice storm.  As I was slip-sliding […]

Holiday Tour of Homes for HopeSpring

Posted on: November 10th, 2012 by Trillium Art

This past week, I was part of the team at It’s About Thyme Garden Design and Landscaping.  We were pleased to participate in the 11th annual Holiday Tour of Homes for HopeSpring.  This self-guided tour around Kitchener/Waterloo included 5 private homes, the HopeSpring new offices and the Hacienda Sarria Conference Centre with all proceeds going […]

Happy Pumpkin Day! Spicy Roasted Seeds.

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by Trillium Art

This week, we are definitely celebrating our creativity.  In our house, we tend to put a lot of thought into our home-made costumes which this year resulted in some team efforts to gather all the materials together.  (‘King Arthur’ and his trusty sidekick ‘Penguin’ sends their thanks to all involved!) The tradition of carving pumpkins […]