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150th Birthd-eh!

Categories: Ontario and Whimsy.

July 1 is Canada D-eh. It’s our 150th Birthd-eh We are very proud to be Canadians and over the years I’ve made various bits of Canadian garden whimsy. You could make a Canada flag from rocks. Canada flags from material strips were quick and easy to make.  The original idea used a coat hanger, which I tried but I didn’t like the way it looked.  I also tried one on a twig but it never seemed to hang straight.   So I had these mini flag stands in the garage and while decorating the garden this spring I decided to
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Canada Blooms 2014

Categories: Ontario and Through My Lens.

Spring is slow coming to us so we went in search of spring at Canada Blooms.  This is the annual garden and flower show held in Toronto at the Direct Energy Center.  On a dull and rainy day we boarded a bus headed for spring!  No worries about driving, the closure on the DVP (Don Valley Parkway), the poor visibility from the pouring rain coming home.  We sat back and enjoyed the drive on a McCoy bus.  The show ran from March 14 to 23 this year.  The National Home Show was also on at the same time, so there
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The Royal Winter Fair

Categories: Canada, Daycation, Ontario, and Out and About.

At the beginning of November we took a daycation of a different sort … we took a bus trip to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.  The Royal is held in Toronto every year and is a huge attraction.  This was our first organized bus trip, and we enjoyed it immensely and would definitely take another trip to a different destination. We travelled with McCoy Bus Tours.  We got on the bus at our local mall at 9 am and arrived at the fair just over a couple of hours later.  What a view from the bus … sitting so much
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O is for Ottawa

Categories: Canada and Ontario.

Alphabe-Thursday is up to O this week.  I’ve been sharing blooms from my gardens but this week I’m sharing some of the gardens and planters around Ottawa.  It is so nice to look at flowers in bloom, especially when a winter storm is moving through our area today. One of our most favourite places to visit is Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.  It is only a 3 hour drive away from us and besides all the historical buildings, the Rideau Canal, the museums, and the Byward Market the city puts out gorgeous displays of blooms in the gardens and in the
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