Flower of the Day – The Earliest Cherry Blossoms

Flower of the Day – The Earliest Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom earliest peak-dates have been reported in Japan, as well as other countries, including Canada. Ironically enough, these, along with pandemic-related circumstances, have confabulated to grant my daughter a full-bloom Japanese farewell, and a full-bloom Canadian welcome ... click on title for more

Flower of the Day – Spring has Sprung

Flower of the Day – Spring has Sprung

Although temperatures are still going up and down in Southern Ontario, the spring season has definitely arrived; in addition to birds singing and looking for a place to nest, grass turning green, and budding trees, I have spotted the first bloom in my backyard, a yellow daffodil (pictured above).  A small forsythia is also blooming, a sure sign for sowing cool-weather crops outdoors, such as carrots, lettuce and radishes, and transplant some of the sturdiest seedlings from indoors ... click on title for more