November in the south of Australia means the arrival of long awaited peony blooms in florists and cool climate gardens. It is one of our favourite times of the year when peonies and roses are both in bloom! we are always on the hunt for beautiful open gardens and flower farms so when we came…

via Live: Picnic at the Spring Hill Peony Farm —

Live: Picnic at the Spring Hill Peony Farm —

#gardens, Australia, flowers, Garden, gardening, Gardens, Peonies, Plants

Anise or aniseed (Pimpinella anisum, Apiaceae) is an herbaceous annual that grows to almost a meter (3.3 feet) in height.1,2 The lower leaves of the plant are dark green, heart-shaped, and shallowly lobed, while the upper leaves are feathery. In the summer, the plant produces small, white flowers in an umbrella-shaped head, and, in the fall, these flowers produce aromatic […]

via Food as Medicine: Anise (Pimpinella anisum, Apiaceae) — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Food as Medicine: Anise (Pimpinella anisum, Apiaceae) — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

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via Wordless Wednesday — Nature Is My Therapy

Wordless Wednesday — Nature Is My Therapy

#photography, #photos, caterpillars, insects, Nature, Photography, Photos, Plants, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography

Rise of the Peonies

#gardens, #photography, #photos, flowers, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Otter Lake, Parry Sound, Peonies, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants

The parade of pink, white and red blooms is about to begin, drumroll please 🤗.

Lilacs in Parry Sound

#gardens, #photography, #photos, Blossoms, Flowering Shrubs, Garden, Gardens, Lilacs, Parry Sound, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Spring, Trees, Uncategorized

I so love this time of year, when spring-floweing shrubs and trees explode with colour along streets and sidewalks, and in so many gardens. Who can resist iheir intoxicating fragrances as they waft gently through the air. Lilacs are my favourite.

Cheerful

#gardens, #photography, #photos, Daffodils, flowers, Garden, gardening, Gardens, Otter Lake, Parry Sound, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, Spring, Uncategorized

Daffodils 2018

Daffodils, 2018 Garden

Hello Beautiful ❤️

#gardens, #photography, #photos, Daffodils, flowers, Garden, gardening, Gardens, Georgian Bay, Otter Lake, Parry Sound, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, Spring, Uncategorized

My first daffy of 2018.

Country diary: give living things their place in ‘civilisation’

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Country diary: give living things their place in ‘civilisation’

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/01/country-diary-living-things-civilisation-titchwell-norfolk?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress