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  • Hello Crocuses and Tulips

    Everything is popping up everywhere. When I say that I mean little green things are poking through the ground like little periscopes checking out the temperature to see if it’s safe to come out. The only colour so far is coming from one of my crocuses and then – just. What a brave little flower […]

    The Earth Renewing Itself

    I’m so delighted. (Of course, it doesn’t take much to make me happy.) I took my first walk-about in the garden. I couldn’t inspect everything as there is still a good amount of snow and ice scattered everywhere and where I could walk was still feeling hard – as in frozen. Nevertheless, I saw little […]

    The Sweet Smell of Spring

    The scent of lilacs is everywhere. Their sweet aroma lingers even inside the house. The tulips and daffodils are all just about done and it’s still a couple of weeks before it’s safe to plant my vegetables and flowers.

    We plan to transplant eight more maples along the front of […]

    Readying the Vegetable Patch

    I’m dead tired.

    I got up this morning and after downing a couple of cups of coffee, I took the seedlings I’d planted in larger containers, out of the living room and back into the sunroom. It was cold last night and I was afraid they’d get too cold and die. We can’t have that […]

    Nervous Nellie

    I’m such a Nervous Nellie right now. Some of the seedlings seem to be doing well while others are a bit of a disappointment. I spent a lot of money on these seeds and I’d like for them to flourish. The temperature isn’t helping either. It’s not consistent. One day, it’s warm – the next, […]

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