Flower of the day

RHODODENDRONS

FOTD – January 16 – Rhododendrons We had a great spring last year for rhododendrons. This year, without a proper winter and with the garden under full attack from invasive strangling vines, I’m not optimistic. Everything else was suffering through last… Read More ›

A NEW ORCHID

FOTD – December 21 – THE NEW ORCHID Garry went and got me the one thing I’m delighted to have this Christmas: a new orchid. It’s a lovely shade of light apple green and it looks like it has been well… Read More ›

BUDS AND FLOWERS

FOTD – December 10 – Buds & Blossoms Despite having just finished blooming with quite a lot of energy, my Christmas cacti are budding again so maybe — just this once — I will have cactus flowers at Christmas! It’s the… Read More ›

FAITH REWARDED

FOTD – November 18 – CHRISTMAS CACTUS From when I repotted my cactus — nearly two years ago — there were long stretches when these plants looked dead. I seem to have somehow specialized in growing plants that go dormant for… Read More ›

LATE GOLDEN OCTOBER DAYS

Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #6: Late October Color in the Blackstone Valley All photographs: Garry Armstrong It may not be the absolutely last day of this beautiful autumn, but it’s getting close. I went to bring down the recycling bin… Read More ›