Dahlias…

There are always a few disappointments in the garden every season.  This year it was the Dahlias.  Last year was the first year I planted dahlias in containers, and I was over the moon by their performance.  Cafe au Lait is my favourite variety along with another large dinner plate dahlia called Fleurel.  I just assumed that the… Continue reading Dahlias…

An Afternoon with Hemingway…

We left off last week at the La Closerie des Lilas and a suggestion that this is a good spot to stop for lunch or refreshments...or better yet...both.  After a well-deserved break, the next stop is Luxembourg Gardens just a few steps from the bistro.   Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris The original Luxembourg Palace… Continue reading An Afternoon with Hemingway…

Fall Gardening…

  Last week's snow was a cruel joke and an abrupt reminder that summer is definitely over.  It's time to prepare and protect the garden for the windy and cold winter months ahead. I wish I had thought ahead this summer and planned to do up my front planters to look as inviting as these… Continue reading Fall Gardening…