17. April 2019
Finally, a perennial is growing in the garden! I bought this plant at a local sale and it is extremely hardy. This is a challenging time looking out at the garden-it does look a bit gloomy. Due to the cold weather the bulbs and all trees are slower than usual. However, now is a good time to tidy up all those branches and plan where to move your perennials -once they start growing! I also have started geraniums indoors and am encouraged by how well they are doing. Geraniums are a great hardy...
21. March 2019
Springtime has finally arrived and the birds have decided to come to the garden! I added a new bird feeder to the mix recently and it has been vacant for too long. Now it is Disneyland for birds in the yard. The garden looks dreadful right now. However, this is the perfect time to evaluate areas that need improvement to make this the best season yet. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to bring some beautiful flowers into your garden. Stokes Seeds have a fabulous catalogue and the seeds are...
26. December 2018
The Christmas holidays are a magical time of spending time with those you love and appreciating the togetherness. This is an ideal time for reflection upon your path. Especially, after a hectic holiday season from buying last minute gifts to braving the crowds on boxing day. Boxing day is a great day to organize your papers, tidy up some closets or -that pot drawer you have been avoiding all year. Clearing your physical space helps clear your mind of clutter. Take some time today and meditate...
08. October 2018
Thanksgiving is upon us once again! A time to celebrate and be thankful for all our friends and family we share our lives with! It is a time to be grateful for all we have and to share with others. As we celebrate with a delicious meal let us be mindful of all we have today. Enjoy a lovely walk with your family today and explore the local parts where you can see the fall colours and have a well deserved break. At Katsura Reiki we are thankful for all the support from our clients and look...
30. September 2018
Fall is here! Today you can feel the chill in the air the winds whipping around your face when you walk to the lake. Your cravings for cozy vegetable stews and hot pies increase! Take advantage of the season and enjoy all those local fall fairs and festivals in small towns across the province! Go apple picking/pumpkin picking and spend time with your families living in the moment and being mindful. Put the phone away for a bit and just enjoy the moment. As we approach the Thanksgiving weekend...
02. September 2018
Exploring Prince Edward County. Enjoying the summer weather out on a road trip to Prince Edward County. I tried out Slickers Ice Cream -which is delicious in Bloomfield..rhubarb with ginger...awesome.. I also stopped by Lake on the Mountain- a beautiful stop to just enjoy the water and the scenic views...so peaceful and very windy today! It was great to just relax and be in the moment..to think of nothing more than the next turn in the road... Practicing this mindfulness exercise is so...
14. July 2018
There are so many benefits to walking in lavender fields. There is the heavenly perfume which surrounds you, the lush green landscape of trees and and flowers. During a recent visit to one of the farms I was able to explore the nearby woods which led to another lavender field. It was fantastic. One can easily practice mindfulness while at a lavender farm as it really is a peaceful place. It also offers an opportunity to recharge, take a break and just enjoy some peace and quiet. Using a...
22. June 2018
As I explore more companion planting in the garden it seems so natural for the herbs-Mojito Mint and roses with lavender to grow together. The plants seem to thrive in this mixture and remain relatively pest-free. I am trying out new varieties of lavender from Richters in Uxbridge. So far Profusion Lavender is most impressive- an early bloomer- and it keeps on going. The French Lavender I grow in pots and store in the garage in the winter- and it has done outstanding this year too. It is just...
27. May 2018
As I write this blog I realize I lately have been the reluctant blogger. Often I find excuses, chores not to write my blog. With the delay in summer starting- the warm weather has only just arrived there have been so many chores to accomplish. Finding quick solutions- yes ready-made baskets at the garden store are an amazing quick fix, especially as the season is so short. I need great looking plants- thank you Witzkes Greenhouse in Courtice for your amazing flowers. I have been busy at...
02. April 2018
It has been a long winter and slowly signs of spring are emerging. Making changes and trying new things all come hand in hand with the new season. As we try to get fitter, learn new skills and explore new areas all of this is more appealing in the springtime. As we fill our bird feeders and watch nature from our windows it is important to still go out for a mindfulness meditation. Even a short one will be beneficial. As stress accumulates in our lives we need to explore new ways of dealing with...

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