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.
Columbine the same shade as the irises blooming right now. The nice thing about having a mostly perennial garden is looking forward to the appearance of different flowers. Each plant has its own heyday! © Rita Jacques 2018 Windsor, Ontario.
Gotta enjoy the tulips while they last! Nothing says springtime like tulips! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
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…
Check out the springtime blooms! Tulips! And, more tulips! Plus, some grape hyacinths, just for fun! My garden, in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
Here’s a hyacinth for you! Welcome, spring! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
After the rain! My front yard, Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
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!
Yay! First daffodils of the season. Photo taken on a day of snow flurries, then rain, and finally the sun burst through the sky. Welcome, springtime! © Rita Jacques 2018