Category: the gardens

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… Continue Reading “The first of the peonies and buzzing trees!”

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.… Continue Reading “Year round beauty”

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… Continue Reading “A Woman in Love…”

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.… Continue Reading “The ONLY way to cook asparagus”

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… Continue Reading “All the Bloomin’ Things”

A Host of Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils;  Beside the lake, beneath the trees,  Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. W. Wordsworth And very, very… Continue Reading “A Host of Daffodils”

Spring flower report and Thrifty Thursday

This week I will combine a couple of posts just to save time. The weather has continued to be beyond remarkable, often above 20 c and lots and lots of sun! It changed from winter to summer with no stop at spring. But I… Continue Reading “Spring flower report and Thrifty Thursday”

Thrifty Thursd….errr Friday!

There is so much going on here at Hedgehog Hill that the days get away on me. I have been finding lots of plant and garden stuff in my thrifty rambles. I found them each at different places and none cost me more than… Continue Reading “Thrifty Thursd….errr Friday!”

Spring time walk

All the snow is gone. Yesterday the temperature rose to 14 c ! It was lovely and Mr Murfin and I explored the little woods beside Hedgehog Hill to see if we could find the old bridge that washed away. If you look quickly… Continue Reading “Spring time walk”

Spring is in the air!

Saturday was not as warm as I would have liked, but in the afternoon I did get outside to poke around in the gardens. Yes spring is on the way and wow there are more bulbs here than I thought! I can also start… Continue Reading “Spring is in the air!”