Potted HyacinthFor some of us, the months between Christmas and spring seem to go on forever. One of the things I look forward to during this time is visiting my nearby Terra Nursery outlet to see what’s blooming in the greenhouse. I love bulb flowers and when the forced hyacinths appear in stores you’ll find them in my cart weekly. No air freshener can duplicate the scent of fresh flowers. There are many colors of hyachinths but I’ve discovered the most fragrant ones are the dark purple blooms. Once fully open they tend to droop and often tip over but I’ve discovered a simple way to keep them upright. I take a pretty ribbon and fasten it around the base with a straight pin. This holds them together until the blooms dry out. Once they are past their prime they are retired to the garage until the bulbs can be planted in the garden next fall, resting until it’s time to give us a nice show next spring.

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"I just wanted to write a note to let you know how thrilled we are with ‘Rediscover Your Home’. We’ve had 9 years of growth and accumulation since moving to our current home. The stuff we needed and used was all there, but in a format that no longer met our family’s needs. Helping sort and organize the rooms to functionally meet our current lifestyle was a great step forward, then identifying ‘memory items’, including photos and wall art that make it feel and look like home, pulled it all together. The boys (including Dad) are able to help run the day to day events, entertaining and sports – thanks to the organization making sense, and we are enjoying our family time way more as a result! Even my Father-in-law commented on the new room layouts and pictures on the walls! I will definitely be in contact when we need to update the space again! Thanks for making my ‘house of stuff’ a home again and workable for our family using items we liked and already owned! All the best."

~ Felicity G, Mississauga

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