Category: the gardens

Red Currant Jelly

You may wonder what happened to those red currants? I did manage to save some from the birds. It was a lot of work to pick even a few. It took quite a bit of stretching and bending to find this many on the…

Red and White Currants

It is lovely weather here at Hedgehog Hill. we had a few days that were hot and very humid, but after some much-needed cloud bursts last night we are into perfect summer weather. I am still learning what is here from the previous owners and…

The first of the peonies and buzzing trees!

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers. Something about the oversize, the excess of petals, the total commitment to colour. I feel the same way about dahlias. In my grand garden plan there will be dahlias… For now I do have a lovely clematis. A…

Year round beauty

Remember last winter when I was obsessed with taking pictures of the bright red berries? Partly because they were the only colour in the yard, and they were beautiful, and red is my favourite colour…. Turns out they have a very pretty flower in May….

A Woman in Love…

gets distracted by little things, The only lilacs I was able to cut this year. I think some buds were frosted like the magnolia. The irises are stunning. And so many different colours, from the common two toned purple, to a deep solid purple, and…

The ONLY way to cook asparagus

Well Hello! So my brother was here the other day as I was peering at the weeds in the garden. I explained I was looking for the asparagus. I know it is in there, I saw the tall ferny ends last fall. I was getting impatient….

All the Bloomin’ Things

Spring played a nasty trick on us in March and dropped a few July type days on us then retreated behind the skirts of Mother Nature and froze my magnolia. I have forgiven spring because she is back and the blooms are everywhere. Today…