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 ...

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 ...