When I think of April and May, I always picture the vibrant spring flowers, the sweet smell of the earth after the rain and the soft shades of green grass and leaves bursting everywhere. This year has been no exception.
In spite of one of the coolest and rainiest Aprils on record, the tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and narcissus seem to have extended their blooming period with these cool, wet days and nights. And now, with May drawing to a close, the late-blooming tulips are soon to be upstaged by the columbine and giant hostas which really thrive in this weather.
As I headed out to the backyard this rainy morning, my spirits lifted as I took a deep breath of the viburnum-scented air. Following this heavy scent, I could see one tall yellow tulip with its head poking through the viburnum branches. They are both just under a metre in height. Quite an amazing sight!
Upcoming Event: Next Wednesday, June 1st. from 10:00 til 4:00, I will be one of the “artists” in a free event in Tyrone at Brookside Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Corinne will be hosting her annual tour of her cottage with a covered bridge on the stream and beautiful gardens, flowering trees, many birds and eclectic collection of wood carvings and oh so much more. There will be artisans in the gardens displaying their jewellery, wood carvings, iron work, photographs, paintings, embroidery and other art forms. Lunch is available at the Hayden School House for a small charge. I will be selling my photo frame keepsake cards, photo trays and framed prints in Corinne’s garden.
Hope to see you at this great event. Call ( 905) 263-4285 for more information.