Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Arrived...

for only one weekend. As I write this post the garden is
covered with 3 inches of snow and it is still coming down.
But today is the 15th of the month, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
and I am sharing what was blooming in the garden this weekend.
It still is, only under a blanket of snow, again.

There are clumps of snowdrops Galanthus nivalis in the woodland garden.
Last spring I took one of the clumps and divided it and was very happy to see the
transplants come through this harsh winter.

They should be divided just after flowering and replanted at once.
 It is best to replant the bulbs in a new location.

Usually I have yellow and purple crocus with a few white ones here and there, 
but last fall I planted these stripped ones
and they have been attracting hungry pollinators.

The white crocus always attract flies, not sure why,
 they have no special scent that I can smell.

This little one watches to see what I am doing to its' food supply.

Sharing with Carol for
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

I hope you can take time to enjoy what is blooming in your garden today.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Connecting With Friends From Afar

Have you not had a secret yearning to meet some of the bloggers
 from the blogging platform in person.
Well I had the honour of meeting Poppy - Poppy View
Judith - Lavender Cottage and Karen - My Little Home & Garden.
We had a wonderful time chatting over pots of tea, dainty sandwiches,
scones with devonshire cream and jam
followed by an assortment of delectable desserts in a
quaint place called The Old Curiosity Tea Shop in Markham, Ontario.

Teapots lined the walls...

in every form you could image and each table had a lovely posy in a teacup.

Here we are, starting from the left Judith, Karen, Poppy and myself
sitting down for tea and wonderful conversation.

Sharing with Mary at Little Red House

I wish everyone an enjoyable week!!!