Thursday, March 24, 2011


I went to the Canada Blooms garden show last weekend (thanks to my fantastic neighbour and gardening buddy Sandy, who volunteers every year and gets me a free ticket!) and bought myself a Hellebore plant(aka Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose). I have been in love with these plants for years and am so happy to finally have one. I was going to plant it outside right away, but we just had a big dump of snow (booo), so it will have to wait. Until the show melts, my new Hellebore will live in a pot by the kitchen window. Anyways, it's kind of a shame to stick such a beautiful plant in the back of the yard, when it will only be blooming when it is too cold to spend much time out there. I'm happy to have an excuse to keep it inside for a while where I can really enjoy it. I can see myself getting completely obsessed with Hellebores. There are many incredible variations.

Friday, March 18, 2011

signs of life

I did some cleaning up in the garden today. 
Things are starting to sprout up through the detritus, even impaling whole leaves. 
This makes me feel hopeful.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


A new work in progress.

Friday, March 4, 2011