Posts Tagged ‘Fergus ON’

{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 :: 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 […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: False Sunflower (Heliopsis)

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by Trillium Art

  When people move to a new home, my first suggestion is always give the property a full year to see how the sun patterns affect the plants, where the moisture stays after a rain and where the snow drifts in winter. When we first moved, I’m afraid I didn’t take my own advice. I […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Sweet Kate Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Trillium Art

I must say that this plant is one of my favourite early summer perennials. I had to check my website twice and was surprised that I had not written about it before now. This easy-to-grow perennial combines colour and texture with a long blooming period to become a stunning accent in any border. When my […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis)

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Last Sunday was a perfect day for family; the weather was stunning…some sun, some cloud, a cool breeze and a visit from my parents. Due to busy schedules this spring, we decided to spend this day together and have a double celebration; honouring Mother’s Day and Father’s Day together. As with most visitors to our […]

Happy Easter!

Posted on: April 5th, 2015 by Trillium Art


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 :: 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 […]