Homebound – May Edition, 11 weeks in

Welcome to week 11 of the pandemic! It will be June in four days, so it's time to remember what May looked like in our bubble. To begin, as of May 19, the province of Ontario entered into Stage 1 of reopening the economy. We're at a point where retailers with a street entrance are now ...

Homebound – 7 weeks in

We are entering the seventh week of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is nearing the end of April. The weather has not been impressive, which is perfect for keeping people indoors. But it appears that the temperatures may be starting to catch up, and we may start hitting double digits more consistently from here on ...

Is it possible for your passion flower to bloom in its first year?

I spent a lot of time Googling this question without getting a straight answer. Why did I want to know? I ordered some American Passion Flower seeds from Richters in January, after realizing that the previous year I had grown Passion Fruit (seeds also from Richters) with the hopes of having passion flowers, but ended ...

Welcoming in 2019!

A new year means new projects and new adventures. How is it shaping up so far? Over the Christmas holidays, we had a plumber install our new kitchen faucet since our old faucet was rusted. We've rearranged our family room and purchased a new sofa because our old sofa was just too soft. We've had ...

Whimsical fairy parachutes caught on ‘film

Since my last post about the mimosa pudica flower blooming, I almost killed the poor thing with too much love (water). The plant looked a little wilted, so I saturated the soil and overnight all the lower leaves turned yellow and started dropping. I've since moved it up to the office, where it's a degree ...

Whimsical fairy parachutes

Before bed last night, I took one more look at miss sensitive (mimosa pudica) and wondered about the green buds. This morning - HELLO! Isn't that flower the most precious thing? It makes me think of a fairy puff or something related to fairies like Tinkerbell. This is actually not my original sensitive plant, as that one was ...