As you may know, it’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year, and Parks Canada decided to issue this Discovery Pass for all Canada’s national parks and historic sites in 2017. I ordered the pass, and visited my first national park in May: Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario.
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My mom bought this lovely Cymbidium sinense during our visit to Cloud’s Orchids; but it wasn’t doing very well in her fish tank back in January. Yeah, her fish all died, and she converted the big fish tank to orchid growing area, hoping it would retain moisture and heat well. However, it didn’t turn out as expected. I guess she still got a lot to learn. So long story short, I took the cymbidium sinense home this Feburary, cleaned up the rotten roots, restrict on the watering, and took good care of it. After four month, it finally came back with new growth.
Before: a lot of younger leaves were drying out and falling
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Yes, I finally see them blooming! These African violets were added to my indoor garden last October. One of them, Primulina ‘Chiaki’ (Toshijiro Okuto Japan), was growing much faster than the other one, so I re-potted it during Christmas. But the blooming one is the one I did not re-pot, Strep. ‘Heartland’s Auzzie Butterfly’. It has lovely lovely bloom, with my favorite color: purple!
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During the Victoria Day long weeekend, I took my parents to visit Elora – Ontario’s most beautiful village. It did not disappoint us!
Once you drove into the downtown area, you would see painters in every corner. Unfortunately, the famous Elora Mill Hotel was doing exterior renovation though.
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Yesterday, I took my mom to annual fabric and craft sale by Textile Museum of Canada at downtown Toronto. Learned from my last More Than a Yard Sale experience, this time we were driving to downtown instead of taking public transit, due to the potential weight of fabrics and/or yarn. And oh my god, I was glad I made that decision.
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