June 6, 2024

  Flowers on a Stick Always I have thought of flowers on a stick as artificial, often made of silk. Real flowers come on stems with leaves. Orchids have taught me yet again that things are not always what they seem on the outside. Two years ago the first orchid entered our home as a…

May 15, 2021

May 11, I worked up the soil under my front window, added some compost, tucked tiny annual flowers into the chilly soil. Night came. I tarped my precious garden in case of frost. Too early. I know the gardener’s rule for my part of Ontario: no planting annuals before May 24th, or better yet, June…


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