Tag: gardening

favourite weekend of the year

Healthy Mindset – Days 53-58 Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. May Sarton The May long weekend is usually one of my… Continue Reading “favourite weekend of the year”

getting my hands dirty

Healthy Mindset – Day 12 It was 12 degrees (celsius) on the weekend, and in the sun, it felt more like 25 degrees. That got me dreaming of gardening. Once the warm weather hits, I predict gardening is going to replace bread baking as… Continue Reading “getting my hands dirty”


I always buy one Fuchsia plant for my balcony every spring – two years ago it bloomed well into September, last year it died by this time, and this year it’s hanging in there and is going to erupt in blooms again any day… Continue Reading “fuchsia”

Favourite Day of the Year

Yesterday, when the guy at the greenhouse asked me if I was happy with my purchases as I was leaving, I told him choosing my flowers was one of my favourite days of the year. I planted my flowers today, and enjoyed every minute… Continue Reading “Favourite Day of the Year”

the lowly petunia

I used to think petunias were boring.  When I first started planting flowers on my balcony,  I would choose plants at the greenhouse that were more interesting and prettier – gerbera daisies, garden mums, fuchsias and a host of flowers that bloomed once and… Continue Reading “the lowly petunia”


I took this pic on May 5 last year… And this one is from April 7 the year before (if I remember correctly after all the snow melted we had a big snowstorm the day or so before I took this picture). My prediction… Continue Reading “Grow”

Build Me Up Buttercup

…and just like that we are into Spring, actually Summer-like, temperatures.  It’s been a beautiful few days here and suddenly the never-ending winter is a thing of the past. We melted at work today and are hopeful tomorrow will be a bit cooler inside… Continue Reading “Build Me Up Buttercup”


When I went grocery shopping the other day I picked up some lettuce and spinach seeds. It finally is starting to feel like spring (although there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow) and just having the seeds in my possession is giving me… Continue Reading “Hope”

dahlias three ways

Did you know that dahlias are the national flower of Mexico? I don’t remember seeing any dahlias in Puerto Vallarta in March, but then again I don’t think I took any flower pictures there.  It was more about eating good food, sticking my toes… Continue Reading “dahlias three ways”

close, closer, closest

Practising with my new camera. Petunias…. …and a Garden Mum