Posts Tagged ‘container gardening’

Like a Kid in a Candy Store!

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Trillium Art

Last week on a beautiful sunny afternoon, I attended the 2012 Trial Garden Open House on the grounds of the Turf Grass Institute at the University of Guelph.  I was like a kid in a candy store, with over 500 cultivars of annuals, perennials and vegetables.  I must admit, I am a sucker for new […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Annual Nasturtium (Tropaeolum)

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Nasturtiums are a bright and colourful addition to the garden that are native to South America.  They are know by many names such as ‘Canary-bird vine’, ‘Canary-flower’,’ Monks cress’, ‘Flame flower’  or just plain ‘Garden nasturtium’.  They are an annual (completing their life cycle in one season) and are easily grown from seed.  Once they […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Veracruz Dahlia

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Dahlias are tubers that are considered annuals in our zone 5 Ontario gardens.  They have dramatic flowers and make quite an impression when flowering.  The tubers can be dug up at the end of the flowering season and kept in a cool, dark spot in a paper bag to be planted next year.  A great […]

‘Snip and Come Again’ Garden :: The Salad Bowl

Posted on: May 28th, 2012 by Trillium Art

There is a lot of talk about eating local foods.  It supports our local farmers, reduces our carbon footprint and I think it just tastes better!  What if you only had to walk out your back door to get everything you needed for a fresh green salad? Fresh greens are the first thing that I […]

Bringing Spring to the Front Door!

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Looking around at the magazines, clothes, home and garden decor, colour seems to be the big story!  After the wonderful weather that southern Ontario enjoyed in March, spring seems to be in a holding pattern. I’m ready for spring and all the colours that it has to offer.  Now that the snows of last week […]