Category: From the Garden

Is it Spring Yet?

Inquiring minds want to know. No, I tell them. We are only half way through.  Though the baby daffodils seem to think so and shall soon show brilliant yellow blossoms. And the Rhodies think so too and are already displaying their color. No.  I…

Those Sunny Days of Arizona

I love to retrieve a place again whenever the need arises.  And so as we enter the dark days of winter, it’s time to revisit the land of the Sun, where palm trees reach high into clear blue skies. And the heat is almost…

Temporary Morning Brilliance

“Susanne, are you awake? You’ve got to see this.” My husband the early riser had been out for his morning walk when the sun was starting to rise. I was awake and jumped out of bed hoping to capture that temporary morning glow before…

Surprised by Snow

Yes it’s far too early to have snow.  And yes, it’s going to be a long, long winter. And yes, I’m lucky I don’t have to drive in it if I don’t want to.  Still, isn’t it pretty? ~ Susanne

A Walk in the Rain at Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Our first storm of the fall season was supposed to land today, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds up to forty miles an hour.   It still may.  But this morning I decided to brave what looked like ordinary rain and headed to Soos…

Dahlias, the Final Act

I love the freshness and variety found in the spring garden. But you can’t beat dahlias for the final act. ~ Susanne

Apples and Dahlias and Tiger in the Garden

Today I took a stroll through my garden and this is what I saw. The Apple One would think it’s easy to grow apples in Washington State, a major exporter of the delicious crop.  One would be wrong (unless one lives in Wenatchee which…

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