Still slogging along

It has been a busy week made busier by DH's having a very nasty cold on top of everything else. The end result is slow progress on the hosta but GREAT progress outside in the garden. I have cleaned all of the beds now but the one big island bed under our bedroom window. Hope to finish it this afternoon after I get pretty feet :-) ( I have an appointment with the Chiropodist after lunch!) DH FINALLY succumbed and had a man in to mow our wretched front lawn. He edged it and collected the clippings and took it all away . Who's a Happy Camper then??? Since then , I have edged the front beds with the edger just to make it nice and clean and deep and it looks MUCH tidier now. The magnolia has been gorgeous this year. Just starting to drop :-(
The complex centre of this ancient flowering tree.
One small branchful of glorious blossom

If you look closely, you may see the little spider hiding in the bloom. I only saw him during editing!
All this garden work but I DID manage to get THIS far with the hosta. I am making good but slow progress.
Moving right along as you can see. I will do that little empty bit at the top go the big highlight and then work on the large space in the lower left. That will make a big difference. 
And, last but not least, the Bloodroot has gone to seed and the TRILLIUMS are blooming happily in the lower garden- unless the deer have scoffed them all!!!
For those non Canadians in the readership, the Trillium is the Provincial flower of Ontario where I live . As a result, it is a common image and made more common by photos like this one! Sad because it truly IS a beautiful flower. As a result, I tried my level best to NOT take "Government of Ontario" shots :-) This is the only one. 

Part of a huge colony of Trillium in our lower garden

And some of my attempts at NON Governmental shots!

Enjoy and DO plan to visit an Ontario woodland in May some day if you never have. The floor of the woods are often carpeted with Trillium .

Well,with that little mini travelogue, I will close and post this to the and hope you will enjoy this post and the others you will find there.  AND NEVER PICK A TRILLIUM!  It is against Provincial law and can kill the plant or at least slow its growth seriously. If you want to know why, just ask!


  1. I too love trilliums. There is a wooded park, near me, which has a carpet of trilliums and trout lilies, in May.
    Although we were all told that it is illegal to pick them, when we were in school, they are really only protected on Crown Land. I just found that out, recently.

  2. You sure live in beautiful spot!

  3. Hi Carolyn ! I FINALLY got over to JSH to see the quilt show ... how fabulous to see Clockworks and Poppies Aglow II up front and personal ! Lovely, lovely !