|Bethlehem Retreat Centre|
There are a lot of mature rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas in our gardens. They are tended by the landscapers but the grounds are extensive and require weeding and watering. Lots of the areas are overgrown. I've been committed to drought resistant ground covers and pollinator-friendly plantings.
|I'm trying to create little floral displays throughout my gardens.|
I am going to a meeting next week and I am going to suggest that we start a children's garden or begin to grow a few edibles. It seems to me that younger gardeners are the solution to the problem.
Each April day, the plants seem to grow by inches! Early spring and fall are my favourite seasons. Those winter pansies that I planted in October seem so bright and cheerful. Peonies and lilacs will soon be in bloom. We have too many bluebells and hollyhocks that have seeded but the garden is my happy place.
|I wore my floral jeans (only one leg is embroidered).|
It's the first HolyWeek in many years that I have been home. I'm already missing the Paris Palm Sunday procession with the donkey on Ile-St-Louis and the daily (hourly???) processions in Oaxaca.
I suggested (jokingly)at the retreat that we close a street for a Palm Sunday procession but Canadians
are so conservative!