Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spring & Fairy Slippers

Begone winter!

Spring although very (VERY) wet has arrived in Southern Ontario. I wanted to show off my garden that has started blooming with Forget-Me-Nots, which we call my daughters birthday flowers, Virginia Blue Bells, Bleeding Hearts and the Magnolia tree. It is such a pleasure to see some colour back into my world. Next will be the peony bush, peony trees and the lilac's. In the very early spring my DH and I dug up the peony trees and lifted them several inches in hopes that they would start blooming. And it worked! Lots of buds almost ready to come out. Our very aggressive squirrels were eating the bark off the the peony trees and eating the buds of the magnolia tree. The garden center recommended a spray which worked! It isn't often that I can outsmart the squirrels!

My very dear friend from across the world in Australia sent these Fairy Slippers to me. It was our exchange challenge for May. She very kindly included lots of goodies in the package and it felt like Christmas opening them all.


  1. Diane, your garden is absolutely beautiful! Where do you find the time to do all the gardening as well as your gorgeous fibre arts and journals?

  2. Wow, those forget-me-nots look fabulous and I LOVE Heather's fairy slippers.

  3. Wow, Diane!! I love both your garden and the fairy slippers!!!! What type of swap were you in that you got to exchange the slippers? What did you send?