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I met a shepherd in Quebec

This summer while in Quebec, we discovered a shepherd and a flock of sheep. They were in Mont Joli, not far from the small community of Metis where we were staying near the Reford Gardens. The first time we drove by them … Continue reading

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Gorgeous blue poppies

The Reford Gardens in Quebec are famous for the blue Himalayan poppy which has grown there since the early 1900’s. This summer I saw it for myself as I wandered through the Blue Poppy Glade. Although the plant itself is rather insipid, … Continue reading

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I served my first amuse-bouche

I susbscribe to a daily email from A.Word.A.Day. Every day I receive a miniature newsletter that includes a new word and its definition, plus quotes and linguistic history. I’m sure it sounds dorky, but I really like it. I’m not the only one, … Continue reading

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Every garden needs somewhere to sit

I love going on garden tours. They are especially wonderful if they are hosted by the gardener themselves. It’s great to start at one end, and slowly walk from flower to flower, talking over how this one is doing, and how … Continue reading

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Meeting celebrities

At Canada Blooms, I was delighted to meet Alexander Reford of Reford Gardens in Quebec. I couldn’t believe my luck, not only getting to say hello but having a few moments of his time to hear about what he does and … Continue reading

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Canada and the reverend are blooming

What a treat to visit Canada Blooms! After a long, cold winter, who isn’t ready to be surrounded by red tulips, yellow daffodils, and the sweet smell of hyacinth?  I felt sort of like I was revving my engine, getting ready for … Continue reading

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