I planted a package of lemon cosmos flower seeds in the spring. This week, I discovered the first flowers from my efforts…one tough plant popped up from a crack in the backyard patio concrete. The only plant to bloom. Bloom where you’re planted…or not! © Rita Jacques 2018.
Here are a few pics of Blanket Flowers from my garden. It always intrigues me whether the bloom will turn out perfect or not. I love them all, imperfect or not. Is it dependent on the amount of sunshine they receive? Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!
Sunny irises in my front yard. Last year there were five blooms…this year there were twenty! Woo-hoo! © Rita Jacques 2018 Windsor, Ontario.
It starts innocently enough, the way many soft addictions do. I tell my Mom I’ll pop by the garden centre to buy her mulch. But, while I’m there…my heart quickens and endorphins are boosted as I take in all the plants and seed packages and flowers surrounding me. I forget all about the mulch until… Continue reading If You’re Married to a Gardener…
I consider myself a half-decent gardener but for some reason my forsythia bush stopped blooming about ten years ago. Maybe even longer. Actually, it only bloomed the year I bought it! The first time I saw no blossoms, I convinced myself it was just a late bloomer. But, yellow flowers never appeared. I chalked it… Continue reading Be a ‘Real’ Gardener!
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s you can’t be a gardener without being optimistic. A gardener purchases seeds with the hope that sunny days—plus rain—will transform the seeds into the flowers or vegetables depicted on seed packages. Or, we expect the same from seeds collected from last summer’s favourite blooms. One year, I… Continue reading Love a Gardener!