28 March 2015

You Have to Do or See Something Special When the Big Birthday Hits......

so my friend Kim and I went to the Blue Chair Cafe to see Heather Blush and The Uppercuts.  What a fabulous evening!  I adore jazz and this trio with special guest Cedric Blary on the clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone were fabulous!!

It was a celebration of 10 years of performing as a group for Heather Blush and The Uppercuts too!  Of course I had to buy a CD "Versa".

In this video they are performing Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me to the End of Love."

#HeatherBlush #TheUppercuts #BlueChairCafe #yegevents #yeg #jazz

21 March 2015

As the first day of spring  arrived yesterday, one might have expected a continuation of the mild weather we'd been enjoying all week but Mother Nature had other ideas in store. It began to snow Thursday night, depositing inches of white fluff  over what had been bare pavement and dry sidewalks.  Might this day be called Sprinter instead because winter has not given up on us yet?

Thank you to Global Edmonton for inventing the term #Sprinter.

19 February 2015

Saying Good-bye to Year of the Horse

The Chinese New Year begins February 19/15, welcoming in the Year of the Sheep.  Happy New Year!!!!

07 February 2015

Bridal Fantasy 2015



And now the cakes:



#BridalFantasy2015  #weddingideas #weddingcakes #weddingflowers

Greenland Garden Centre Embraces the Tropics With Their New Indoor Garden

Mid to late January and through February you can take a short drive to Sherwood Park to visit the tropics at Greenland Garden Centre.

Family owned, Greenland Garden Centre has made a tradition of installing a large garden space each winter following the take down of the famous Christmas store.  This year one of the business partners, a different partner from the previous couple of years, decided to take the garden in a new direction and it is a beautiful relaxing oasis of a success!  With soft music playing in the background, one can take a seat at one of a few bistro tables nearby and just soak in the tropics.  No sunscreen necessary.  It's the perfect break from the cold winter and you don't need a plane ticket either!

Visit last year's garden Greenland Inspiration which featured an Asian inspired garden.

31 January 2015

Top Four Gardening Trends for 2015

Urban agriculture and small space gardening example

  • Urban Agriculture
Grow your own

Small Space Gardening

-vertical gardening
-dwarf plants
-square foot gardening

Fairy Garden

Terrariums and Miniatures

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

-miniatures i.e. the fairy garden

Unusual and Carefree Plants

-low maintenance
-unusual specimens
Recently Frank Ferragine appeared on Cityline to discuss garden trends for 2015.  This is a brief summary of his ideas combined with my photos.  What do you think of the trends?  Will you be trying any of them?


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