Posts Tagged ‘summer flowers’

Welcome Summer!

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 by Trillium Art

Welcome to the first full day of summer!  Yesterday, on the summer solstice, I joined a noontime walking group at the University of Guelph Arboretum.  We had a great time on the trails, checking out some dragonflies, blooms and butterflies! Scroll on for a photo tour! The Bald Cypress has the appearance of an evergreen […]

{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 :: Double Scoop Mandarin Coneflower (Echinacea)

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Ahh, the beauty of summer gardens! It doesn’t matter the time of day you visit the garden, there will always be something new to see. The dew on the petals in the morning, the cool, shady foliage plants at mid-day and the glow of the colours at twilight, all help to captivate the beauty of […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Jade Frost Sea Holly (Eryngium)

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by Trillium Art

This past August, my ‘Sweet Pea’ and I attended the Open House for the Trial Gardens at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute.  It was a lovely warm sunny afternoon and we enjoyed wandering up and down the rows looking at all the flowers.  I gave the job of selecting our favourites and marking them with flags […]

Welcome Back

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Trillium Art

Aaand I’m back! It’s been quite a while since my last blog entry – a whole season in fact. Thank you to my friends and supporters for your understanding. It has been a crazy few months and I needed the break both physically and emotionally. In a nutshell, our family moved. We packed up our […]

{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 :: Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome to September! This member of the black-eyed susan family has been hard at work all summer blooming through my neglected garden. It’s showy yellow blooms can be seen even through the weeds! The Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy is most often used as an annual in container plantings. It is a short-lived perennial lasting only […]

{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 […]

Happy New (School) Year!

Posted on: September 15th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Here we are at the end of the second week of September.  It’s the beginning of a new school year; new activities, new routines.  So many hopes, dreams and promises wrapped up in these first few weeks.  I love September for so many reasons (ok, yes, I’m happy the kids are back in school and […]