Saturday, December 30, 2017

Now that Christmas is over....on to gardening.

As much as I love Christmas, once everything is taken down and put away, I get bitten by the gardening bug. The planning begins, the seed catalogues get studied and dog eared and orders put together. I love this part of gardening as much as the actual getting dirty, digging and weed pulling part.



Galeux D'eysines Pumpkin (or Peanut Pumpkin)



Sungold Tomato

These two types of seed are available from Westcoast Seeds. 
The Sungold Tomatoes are the most delicious cherry Tomatoes I have ever tasted.
I cannot wait!!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Dinner gives me so much joy. I love feeding my family.

I enjoy setting a lovely table with my beautiful old Wedgwood dishes and Gallia Crystal. It is like a comfortable old friend. 













Sunday, December 10, 2017

And the Christmas decorating begins...


It took ages to find this old fashioned candy my grandmother always had for us. 




My tree top angel all beautiful and ready for the tree tomorrow. 


Friday, December 01, 2017

David Austin Roses are the most beautiful....in the world.

I am completely smitten with English Roses. They give us the scent and look of old French Roses with the reblooming habit of Hybrid Tea Roses. 

The most beautiful cookies I have ever seen.



My name is Erin and I am a Pinterest addict. No really. I spend at least an hour a day looking for beauty in photographs!! Last night I stumbled on a cookie maker named Teri Pringle Wood. And this is what she does....









Check out her Facebook page !!!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lighting my Greenhouse at night



Thanks to my mother, I now have light in the greenhouse. I was describing to her how I would grab my little Lee Valley flashlight in the evening and go out to check things. I need to see where I’m walking, as I have a real fear of squashing slugs onto my shoes. Blech. Also trying to work in there in a thin stream of light is virtually impossible. So I was saying I wanted to put a light out there. Mom said, why don’t you get a remote control one then it would be on when you went in, instead of looking for the switch in the dark. I had no idea what she meant. Well it turns out you can get a plug in that is triggered by remote control like a TV. I got one called Woods Wireless Remote from Home Hardware. It works perfectly, even through glass and deck furniture. Mom also gave me a outdoor floodlight which I am using temporarily. It is smashing. Check this out. 






These pictures were taken in low light, so they are a bit fuzzy.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A very quick lawn update!!



Look how the lawn has thickened up on the closest side here. I am so thrilled. 



And the shade garden completely buried in willow leaves. 



The Pink Lady Apple stayed perfectly straight in the huge windstorm the other night...without support. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Japanese Maples are exquisite this year.














This is neighbour Judy’s maple tree. It fills her whole front yard. 

Pink Lady Apple Tree....on the move


This Pink Lady Apple Tree did not produce any fruit this year. No surprise really, the willow has grown right over top of it, shading it for much of the day. Today I am moving it to a very prime location.  


This is one of last years Pink Lady Apples. Not only is it beautiful, but the taste is wonderful.


After an incredible battle digging it out, it is now in its permanent home. 
This location gets sun pretty much all day.