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Winter Flowers: GBBD, January 2017

Having missed bloom day in December, I was determined to post in January. So here I am, better late than never.

This is the season when my garden is tucked in under a blanket of snow (it is snowing even as I write) and I rely on houseplants for my flower fix. 182 more words


A Garden New Year

This is my eighth year of welcoming in the new year with Jean’s Garden calendars as gifts for family and friends. I always enjoy the process of going through my photo archives to choose images for the calendar. 347 more words


New Year Glitter

I in fact created this design for a pre-Christmas party, but this would also be perfect for a New Year’s party.  The white amaryllis ( 306 more words

A Cheering Winter Star

I was in need of a morale boost a couple of weeks ago, and soon the answer came to me: Amaryllis bulbs. Something I could order immediately, plant indoors, and enjoy while the garden was still a frozen wasteland. 449 more words

Garden Tour

Roses and Roses

This year is not the year of roses for me. My Red rose bushes are in trouble and so my white standard iceberg.  I did what I had to do, this winter I sprayed them with lime sulphur in the hope for the roses to be healthier and stronger.   637 more words

Winter flowers to warm up to!

There’s no denying that winter is drawing in, there’s frost on the cars in the morning, the Twitter hashtag #HowIKnowWinterIsComing is trending, but most importantly the winter blooming flowers are making their way into florists near you! 316 more words


Plant Crimes 

This is an example of the poor planning that defines my sporadic gardening. The strangely paired bedfellows in this pot most surely do not belong together. 153 more words

Sporadic Gardening