Monday, December 31, 2007

Another fresh new year is here . . .

Gisela's Guildwood Garden 2007

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace,
to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

(William Arthur Ward quotes)
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Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy New Year to the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society!

pictures from the annual Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society plant sale..
I am a member of the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society.

Our January 2008 edition of Garden Cuttings newsletter of our society
featured the following article:

Websites Worth Viewing

... to draw our attention to Plant World – a helpful website which includes an easy way to look up plants of interests in the form of fact sheets.
Even though the company is a little out of the way, members have bought from them and have found their material to be excellent.
Plus, they honour our SGHS membership card with a discount!
The link is:

Gisela Bach truly enjoys living in Guildwood so much so that she created the following two blogs to tell the rest of the world, including all of you, about our beautiful Scarborough.
The link is:
Thank you very much..Gisela
..would like to remind other Society members to visit the website of our October guest speaker, Lorraine Mennen.
The link is:
Have you come across a website that you would like to share with others?
Send me the link and I’ll forward this to the editor of the newsletter.
Or leave a comment on my blog..

Thursday, December 27, 2007

2007 the last garden pictures...

Before the first snow storm in December the arrangement looked better:-))

The gardening season officially begins on January 1st, and ends on December 31.
(Marie Huston)

2007 fall has arrived...

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September flowers

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August ..2007 garden year in pictures

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June, July...2007 garden pictures

The gardens that make us happiest flourish
because we have taken the time to make sure
they feed our souls and fill a special place in our lives.
Sometimes you have to think about what you really want from your garden ...
once the beds are laid out and the rose bushes planted. -

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May..2007 garden year in pictures

Spring is God's way of saying,"One more time!"

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2007 garden year in pictures..

2007 January and February the garden was covered with snow.


End of March I planted primroses in my flower baskets and the forsythia started to bloom.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas - Frohe Weihnachten

Wenn´s draußen stürmt und trübe ist,
zieht drinnen ein, ein kleines Licht.
Es leuchtet bis in Herz hinein,
bringt Wärme uns mit seinem Schein.
Es kündigt an die Weihnachtszeit,
es sagt uns “haltet euch bereit,
der Herr hat seinen Sohn gesand,
das Freude sei im ganzen Land.”
Drum schaut voll Dank in dieses Licht,
auch wenn es draußen finster ist.
Öffnet ihn eure Herzen weit,
mit ihm beginnt die Weihnachtszeit.
Nun strahlt auch schon das zweite Licht,
wirft seinen Glanz auf dein Gesicht,
schon bald ist es dann wie ein Traum,
es leuchtet hell der Lichterbaum.
May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

just arrived in time..Timber Press.. Pocket Guides

The front yard of our house is about 32' wide and 80' long.
The location: north and lots of shade.
I am considering to change the grassy area with ground covers, ornamental grasses, Hosta plants and Clematis.
The challenge is to find a good layout and the right plants for this location.
I hope that the new Timber Press pocket guides will help me to realise my dream garden.
Wir haben vor dem Haus einen ca. 10x25m grossen Garten, der nach und nach mit Gräsern, Bodendeckern, Hosta und Clematis bepflanzt werden soll.
Die Lage ist Nord und hat viel Schatten
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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) in front of our window

Northern cardinals have a preference for the edges of woods, hedgerows, and vegetation around houses. This may be partially responsible for the increase in their population since the early 1800's. Cardinals also benefit from the large numbers of humans who feed them and other seed-eating birds with backyard bird feeders. Cardinals prefer to build their nests in dense thickets.
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Merry Christmas.. Frohe Weihnachten

Wenn´s draußen stürmt und trübe ist,

zieht drinnen ein, ein kleines Licht.

Es leuchtet bis ins Herz hinein,

bringt Wärme uns mit seinem Schein.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,

The gladness of Christmas give you hope,

The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

Monday, December 17, 2007

little roses covered by snow..

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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digging out from a winter storm..

The garden, winter decorations and trees are covered with snow look beautiful.

Southern Ontario is cleaning up following a major winter storm that's left sidewalks and streets a snowy, slippery mess.
It's not even officially winter yet, but the weekend storm dumped more than 30 of snow on Guildwood and Toronto.

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