Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

For the Birds

I turned on the stream for the birds to drink and drenched the trees with water for them to shower.  All the regulars were there and grateful.  The chickadees and nuthatches flitted about through the wet foliage, calling to one another and ruffling their…

Optimism in July’s Garden

By this time of year my garden seems worn and spent and I sometimes feel it myself. It’s hot and it’s hot and there’s no rain in sight. The lettuce long since pulled, left an empty spot behind.  The potato harvest is over and…

Garden Fossils

Resting in the shadows near the stream, joined by friends I notice ferns imprinted on rocks, like ancient fossils. ~ Susanne

Wisdom from Cats in the Garden

I wandered in the garden one morning and found Tiger and Benji 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…

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…

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