Friday, November 16, 2012

Grass Fire

This Molinia has such a glow even on a dull cloudy november day, a burst of gold.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lifting the Veil

I was given the opportunity to do a garden consult for an out of town church. The day was forecast to be clear, sunny and mild...but being in such close proximity to Lake Ontario it was under a veil of fog from a convergence of warm air aloft and the cooler lake temperature. The mist revealed dozens of bejeweled cobwebs throughout the garden, all at various stages of creation. The garden is flanked by an impressive custom ironwork gothic arbour walkway supporting several types of vines, instilling once again the theme to 2012 being the renovation of gardens that have been left to grow on their own and now needing an edit, redo or reigning back and the installation of plants with "the right plant in the right place" mantra. I hope next year I get the opportunity to practice my skills on this interesting garden.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Warm Thoughts

My thoughts have moved south and a winter garden project in the Caribbean. I Found a wonderful source of Tillandsia's or Air Plants tucked into a residential area of Hamilton. Tropical Expressions has a very large greenhouse stuffed with tropical Bonsai, Bromeliads and Tillandsias. The Tillandsias you see in the picture above will be packed up in a suitcase along with other plants for the trip south next month. The Tillandsias will be placed on live trees on the property and some mounted on bark around the patio. The tropical heat and humidity will make them feel right at home. All the legal paperwork of importing is underway. Fingers Crossed.