“Don’t buy me roses for Valentine’s Day, babe! The prices are so jacked up that it’s just not worth it!” How many of you have uttered similar words? I said just that to my husband, Guy. I meant it because it’s true. Roses are costly in mid-February. Nonetheless, I was secretly delighted Guy didn’t honour… Continue reading Cheaper by the Dozen!
Just a simple seasonal bouquet of daisies and carnations . . . but I loved the way the sunlight highlighted the petals. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
Still a few blooms when a frost hit this week . . . glistening icy Yarrow flowers. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
Roses! Your days are numbered! Only an optimistic gardener would leave the unopened buds in the snow–hopeful they will blossom on a warmer day. Yup, that’s me! Click on the link for more pics. © Rita Jacques 2018.
“You’re throwing that out? I’ll take it!” I could hardly believe myself. For the past two days, I’d been playing Tetris with my houseplants, trying to create room in the house for them as well as for the people who live here! The problem stems from taking the houseplants outside for the summer—where they grew… Continue reading Crown of Thorns… or Glory!
The last rose of the season is treasured as much as the first bloom. © Rita Jacques 2018 Windsor, Ontario.
Pretty zinnia, not fully in bloom. I’ve been treasuring the fall flowers while they last! My garden in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.