Lets Get Planting

It’s a long weekend here in Southern Ontario, Victoria Day weekend or the May 2-4 as its called, and for some that means getting started on their gardening.  For me this weekend means being a solo Mom as the husband is off on his boys fishing trip.  Nevertheless I will make the trek to our garden centre to pick up some flowers for our pots in the front and a few herbs for a big planter out in the back.  Many people head out to their local garden centre but I’ve been pretty lucky at our local Loblaws garden centre in finding beautiful flowers.

For now though, our backyard has bloomed through our trees and bushes.  Our Japanese maple is just stunning and vibrant in the sunlight.  The boxwoods need a little pruning but for it will have to do!


This morning I picked up 3 bunches of my favourite flower; the tulip.  Aren’t they pretty!

Spirng Tulips


5 Beautiful Outdoor Cafes Around the World

Now that we finally have some perfect spring/summer weather here in southern Ontario, I start daydreaming while I stare out my window at work about winning the lottery and travelling to anyone of these places to sit outside and drink and eat and be content!  How about you?



First Impressions

This summer we are working on our front entrance.  We’re building a small courtyard for seating at the front and doing some soft landscaping and interlocking our driveway.  I’m most looking forward to having some greenery at the front and some colorful flowers because right now I’m getting tired of just looking at grass while the neighbours across the street have trees and such.  In the meantime here are some photos of the work in progress

Labour done by Bernardi Landscaping; if you’re in the York Region area please consider hiring them as they do an awesome job and are priced just right!

The Big Hole in the Ground

So we are embarking on building a pool this spring.  We’re using a local company; Poolcraft, and they’ve been wonderful so far.   Here’s a look at the progress so far.  We hope to be done by end of June which is longer than usual but we are doing the landscaping and brickwork mostly ourselves so that limits our time on this project to various weekends here and there.