Picking Mayflowers

I have such crisp memories of picking wild mayflowers with my brother. Scrounging around on the sun-splashed forest floor, moving decaying leaves with our bare hands to find a delicately scented flower smaller than a dime. Trailing arbutus are not easy to find; their flowers tend to hide under the leaves. It takes quite a … Continue reading Picking Mayflowers

African Violets and Geraniums

Flowers in January make me smile. This is the time of year I start poring over seed catalogues and dreaming about what my garden could look like. Of course, those dreams never quite turn into reality, but I think at least half the fun of the planning is enjoying the vibrant colour on the glossy … Continue reading African Violets and Geraniums