Posts Tagged ‘container gardening’

{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 […]

{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. […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Cinnamon Snow Lenten Rose (Helleborus)

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by Trillium Art

The Cinnamon Snow Lenten Rose is part of the outstanding Helleborus Gold Collection bred by Josef Heuger in Germany. Other members of this collection include Pink Frost and Ice Breaker Lenten Rose. Watch for 3″ creamy-white flowers that open in early spring with streaks of rose and cinnamon colour that face upward and outward above […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Painter’s Palette (Anthurium)

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Trillium Art

Another blast of snowy weather has re-enforced my theme of tropical plants this month. Last week, the Cally Lily was front and centre, this week it is a close cousin from the same family; the Painter’s Palette (or sometimes the Flamingo Lily). Both are included in the large Arum family. Not all members of this […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Trillium Art

“The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower—suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.” ~ Katherine Hepburn (Stage Door, 1937) I’m sure that you might recognize this lovely tropical flower, a native of southern Africa. […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Passion Flower (Passiflora)

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by Trillium Art

The weather outside is cold and snowy and my winter-weary spirit is longing for colour. Over the next four Wednesdays, let’s celebrate sun-loving plants that are commonly found in the tropics. Before we know it, March will have arrived with stronger sunshine, warmer rain and the promise of spring. Are you ready to inject some […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Calamondin Orange (Citrus)

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by Trillium Art

During this cold and snowy weather, my obsession for all things citrus is continuing! I am still cooking with my Meyer lemons and exploring lots of recipes. This week, my attention has turned to the other citrus in my sunny living room. The Calamondin Orange (cross between a Mandarin Orange and a Kumquat) was in […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Meyer Lemon (Citrus)

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Trillium Art

These little golden orbs of sunshine are now available in the aisles of our markets and grocery stores. If you have a chance to try the Meyer Lemons in your kitchen this winter, you are in for a delightful treat! I started experimenting in our kitchen with these hybrid lemons last winter and I was […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Ornamental Redbor Kale (Brassica)

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Trillium Art

There are three types of Kale growing in our garden right now; lots of green, leafy veggies, an ornamental cabbage and the tall Redbor kale. The veggie kale has been a popular addition to our dinners in the form of salads, stir-fries, smoothies and for ‘chips’. It is still going strong as it doesn’t mind […]

Giving Thanks in the Garden

Posted on: October 13th, 2013 by Trillium Art

As we put the garden to bed this weekend, I am reminiscing about the memories we have shared this season. I am thankful for my garden. I am blessed by the family and friends (as well as the wildlife) who come to share this space with us. The harvest from our space has been most […]