Dahlias Delight

Dahlias Delight

I’ve never been a big dahlia fan. They’re a pain in the butt to grow. The magnificent flowers come from quite unprepossessing tubers that need to be hauled in and out of the ground each year. Tulips and daffodil bulbs survive (and even...
A Purple American Table

A Purple American Table

It’s a purple day. The Siberian Irises are blooming in abundance. The sun is shining and a gentle breeze is blowing.  We have set up shop near the garden wall to enjoy it all. An American quilt with violet American Lady iced tea glasses by Fostoria...
Love-er-ly Lilacs

Love-er-ly Lilacs

It’s that blissful time of year where the air is redolent with the heavenly scent of lilacs. I can’t get enough of them. We have three bushes on our Cape property, two of the “common” pale purple colour and one of the deeper purple French...