Soft and Pretty Flowers

Astilbe is a fluffy-looking flower that is growing in gardens south of Toronto at this time of the year. It’s a perennial that should make an appearance in neighbourhood gardens in the next few weeks. Like lilacs and peonies and lily of the valley, the season for these flowers is short. We absolutely love to […]

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Valentine Stories

Valentine’s Day is overwhelmingly about roses. But often the roses tell a story. A new husband asks for Circus roses – that’s what she carried for their wedding. The older husband asks for pink – he has learned that that’s what she likes – but only six. They’ve been married “too long for a dozen!” […]

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