Posts Tagged ‘container gardening’

A Splash of Spring at the Front Door

Posted on: April 13th, 2017 by Trillium Art

Finally, with more consistent warm weather in the forecast, my garden is coming to life, and I love it! However, it’s just not moving fast enough for me so I start my container gardening early! Spring in Ontario can be a fluctuation of precipitation, sunshine and temperatures. By creating a container garden of cool seasonal […]

{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 :: 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 :: Blue Zebra Primrose (Primula)

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Trillium Art

  Poof!  And just like that it is spring again!  I had a sudden urge this past weekend to spend as much time as I could outside.  It was wonderful!  The birdhouses and feeders were washed and hung ready for new neighbours. Some additional pruning was tackled to keep on top of the winter damaged […]

Happy First Day of Spring!

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by Trillium Art

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Earlicheer Paperwhite (Narcissus)

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 by Trillium Art

  With only 30 days until the first day of spring (and yes, I’m counting!) I am ready to put winter behind us and look forward to spring. Don’t get me wrong, our family has enjoyed this winter with our walks along the trails and our science experiments off the back deck.     To […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Flowering Maple (Abutilon)

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Even though there has been more shoveling this week than all winter, I am encouraged to think that spring is really not that far away! It’s time to start thinking about different container arrangements since these usually include more tropicals than perennials. Tropical plants have me feeling warmer already! What colour scheme should I try […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Hugh McLaughlin Rex Begonia

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by Trillium Art

I am on a big foliage obsession at the moment. There are no plants in flower at our house so I am exploring plants with interesting leaves and texture. Although the sunshine and blue skies were a welcome sight today, the garden is buried under a blanket of white! The past few weeks have been […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Trillium Art

The arrival of the first seed catalogue in the mail last week coincided with our first dusting of snow. And if I wasn’t convinced…the first snowday for my sweet pea was yesterday. Suddenly she saw a different side of being a new bus student. The beginnings of a fort in our backyard are the fruits […]

{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 […]