Posts Tagged ‘fragrant flowers’

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Torch Ginger Flower (Etlingera)

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by Trillium Art

It may be a snowy day here with a chilly wind, but with the glorious sunshine, I’m thinking of warmer days!  Flash back to last August when my family found ourselves in the Montreal area.  It was a warm summer day in the late afternoon when that special light holds the magic of twilight.  I was […]

{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 […]

{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 :: 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 […]

{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 :: Ziva Paperwhites (Narcissus)

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by Trillium Art

This blustery winter weather has kept us indoors as we enjoy the winter garden from the inside out! In the meantime, we are enjoying a taste of spring as the paperwhites are in full bloom on the fireplace mantle. The Ziva variety is the industry standard, most common paperwhite, a reliable grower and is a […]

Refresh and Renew

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by Trillium Art

With a New Year, comes time for reflection and the promise of future opportunities. The recent holidays spent with family and friends are now part of our treasured memories. The weather (which doesn’t seem to let up) gives us time to pause and embrace the simpler gifts of neighbours and community as we come together […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Golden Mockorange (Philadelphus)

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Trillium Art

When the name ‘Mockorange’ is mentioned, images of an old-fashioned leggy shrub comes to mind. However, the scent of a mockorange is a fabulous, sweet, citrusy perfume and this alone leaves a lasting impression. There are several different types of mockoranges on the market today, each with a slightly different scent. If you are purchasing […]