Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

Wisdom from Cats in the Garden

I wandered in the garden one morning and found the boys apparently at odds. It was mostly Tiger who needed cheering up. ‘Hey Tiger, you handsome boy!  How are you doing?’ ‘Oh I don’t know Sue.  I don’t feel very handsome.  Did you notice…

Sunrise in the Garden

I woke early one morning and wandered in my garden just before sunrise. I found the clematis climbing the evergreen shrubs nearby, its pale pink blossoms made lovelier by the contrast.  Smart plant that clematis. I stopped to admire the garden art, lit from…

What is it? Unlikely You’ll Know

While walking down a garden trail I saw from a distance a great beehive, the largest one I’d ever seen. ‘Those bees were surely clever to have made such a home,’ I thought. ‘Highly unlikely,’ I realized as I drew nearer for it indeed…

The Ferns of Spring

I love the variety of colors found in blooming flowers and shrubs. But the ferns of spring look marvelous in green and their unfurling fronds rival any flower. I found them everywhere this week in local gardens and woods where they thrive in the…

I’d Rather be in a Garden.. with Lavender

Life began in a garden and there’s no place I’d rather be. In my garden you’ll always find herbs including my favorite, lavender. If I don’t get my fill  there, I head to Sequim in July, for one of the largest lavender festivals in…

Today’s Garden Story in Pictures

For this week’s photo challenge I give you a story of gardening with the handsome Benji. Story ~ Susanne and Benji

A Week of Winter Gardening

Cold – wind – rain – snow – sunshine –  we saw everything this week.  But when the rain stopped I headed outside to tend to the garden. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in a short amount of time;  time that is therapeutic…

Spring Comes Early to the NW Flower and Garden Show

We interrupt this winter to bring you the Northwest Flower and Garden Show!  Yes, it’s February – time again to head to the Convention Center where spring is alive and its fragrance fills the air!  I did that yesterday and filled my senses with…

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

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