Posts Tagged ‘wordless wednesday’

{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 :: 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 :: Canadian Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Trillium Art

It’s July first and a Wednesday…welcome to the Canada Day version of the Wordless Wednesday!  Today, let’s look at another Canadian wildflower – the Canadian Columbine. The Latin name, Aquilegia canadensis, tells us so much about the family and the individual plant.  The genus ‘Aquilegia’ (in the buttercup family) comes from the Latin name for […]

{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 […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema)

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Spring has sprung! Quite literally, in fact. My furry friend and I are enjoying our daily walks along the trails near our home. With this warm, dry spring, there is always something to see as the plants along the pathways have sprung up…almost overnight! The feature plant this week is another wildflower of Ontario named […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Posted on: May 21st, 2015 by Trillium Art

I must have known at an early age that I was destined to be a plant geek! Every Victoria Day weekend, our small town held a party complete with a Ferris wheel, cotton candy and fireworks. However, the highlight was always the parade! Sometimes we were participants, sometimes we were observers. To watch the parade, […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Trillium Art

With a business name such as Trillium Art, it’s hard to let my walk among the trilliums on Monday go without commenting.  The flowers of the trillium fascinate me with its patterns of three:  three leaves, three petals and three sepals.  I love the symmetry!  The showiest of the trilliums is the great white trillium.  […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Little Peach Bitterroot (Lewisia longipetals ‘Little Peach’)

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Trillium Art

Spring is all about colour, isn’t it? From the showy flowers and the intense colours of Pansies and Primroses, to the regal Tulips and the sunny Daffodils. We all seem to crave colour at the end of the winter and the start of the new spring season. This tiny native succulent is no exception! The […]