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Emily Mackenzie Crocosmia

Emily Mckenzie Crocosmia

While most of the crocosmia I have planted in my garden is nearly finished blooming, the smaller Emily Mckenzie crocosmia is in full bloom.  I’m happy that she has a prominent spot in the front garden, and that she occasionally turns a bloom upwards letting is all see her decorative colours.   The rest of the crocosmia is ready to be …

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Crocosmia And Hammock Chair

Crocosmia: Beautiful Inside or Out

Right now my garden is alight with the fiery glow of crocosmia–the smaller orange  ‘Emberglow’ and the taller red ‘Lucifer’.  I’ve planted the of the corms in clumps around the back patio, bordering the back of the front potager, and interspersed wherever I find a space that needs some cheering up.  Crocosmia also puts on quite a show when it’s …

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Grape Hyacinth And Tulip Planter

Preparing Fall Bulb Planters for Spring

To some people, tulips and other bulbs may be the last thing on your mind but if you take a little time now to plant up some large containers for next spring, I bet you will be pleased as punch that you did! Planting fall bulbs in containers is no different than planting them in the ground, other than you …

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Blood Orange and Raspberry Jam Recipe

Some things seem to be drawn together organically, like the flavors of blood orange and raspberry.  It’s citrus season here in the winter- the only time of the year blood oranges are available. Since raspberries are abundant in late summer this jam recipe is prepared for over 6 months.  Despite having very different seasons the tie between these two fruits is undeniable. …

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Tangerine Tango in the Garden

Exciting news today, everyone.  Pantone has chosen the new colour of the year for 2012: Tangerine Tango, a vibrant red-orange that they say builds on the verve and vigor of last year’s colour, Honeysuckle, by continuing “to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward”. For the garden, I can think of a whole bunch of really great blooms …

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Halloween Planter Kale Crocosmia Asters And Rock Spider

Weekend Project: Halloween Planters

For the Halloween weekend project we put together a variety of festive planters with bright colours and spooky touches. We designed our planters with a colour scheme of purple, white, and orange plants along with various spooky additions that are nods to the holiday season.  The supply list can vary depending on what you have or can find.  Hover your …

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