An Indoor Garden…

  We received our first major snowfall this week...that wet, heavy snow that is hard to shovel, but a gift for our trees and shrubs.  With the substantial accumulation of snow, I think it's safe to say that winter has arrived and is here until next spring. Although gardening is a passion for many of… Continue reading An Indoor Garden…

Summer…

    This past weekend was the official kick-off for Summer 2021, and what a difference a year makes! Finally, there seems to be something to look forward to...like seeing friends and family again, eating out in restaurants and possibly even travelling.   What could be better? The onset of Summer 2021 will bring excitement… Continue reading Summer…

An Uplifting Mother’s Day…

The past year has been hard for many of us...so much loss, sacrifice and suffering.  For me, it meant losing both my mom and my precious little dog, Chloe.  Although time eases the sadness, when special occasions or holidays come along, the heartstrings are tugged on once again...   Not only is it Mother's Day… Continue reading An Uplifting Mother’s Day…

More boxwood…

The retailer in me is always hopeful that local businesses are doing well.  Last summer, I'd ask employees at my favourite garden centres how business was, and at first, I was surprised at how well they were doing, in light of what the media reported daily about how devastating the impact of the pandemic had… Continue reading More boxwood…

Another “Zoom” Holiday…

  Who would have ever thought we would be celebrating another Easter in the midst of the pandemic?  Although we are so much further ahead in understanding the virus that has gripped the world, most of us are in some stage of lockdown or restriction. Some are lucky enough to have been vaccinated, but so… Continue reading Another “Zoom” Holiday…

Spring-ish…

    In the northern hemisphere, Spring officially arrived on March 20, along with the promise of longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. Other signs that Spring is on the way; the geese are back, the birds are singing, and the squirrels are scampering about having a heyday. And after a long, dark winter often… Continue reading Spring-ish…