Tag: gardening

fuchsia

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…

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…

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…

Grow

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…

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…

Hope

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…

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…

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