White Begonias

White Begonias

I love all white flowers. Here are a couple of blossoms I plucked off the plant (the ones with the little “bulbs” at the base of the petals — apparently this makes the other blooms grow larger and stay longer … and it has worked for me).

They were too pretty to discard, so …





The irises smell like cherries, or those little valentine candies that used to have the sayings on them.

Only a couple of poppies popped up this year. The perennial seems to be losing steam. So sad. It is such a gorgeous plant.
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Yellow and white

Yellow and white

So many delights in the garden this month. Spring is my fave time of year. These white (? can’t remember the name of this shrub) and yellow rhodos are holding centre stage right now.


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Snow Day

Just a couple of days ago the shrubs and roses were budding up, and my spring garden cleanup was underway as I raked up the aftermath of several windy rainstorms. Just tiny daily steps, but I was making progress … until this arrived! It’s been softly snowing for 2 days now, and it’s beginning to pile up. Still, it’s been lovely compared to what I’ve been hearing about the full winter blast back East.




My two magnificent sheltering cedars kept much of the snow off the ground. The tiny birds within their branches are very vocal this morning. I’m not sure if they’re singing or complaining.