Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

Fragrance in Today’s Garden

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Pacific Northwest, but herbs and flowers are blooming in spite of it. I told you recently that my lilac bush – a gift from my mother-in-law – is blooming for the first time after many… Continue Reading “Fragrance in Today’s Garden”

What’s Emerging in the May Garden?

I’m glad you asked! Let’s start with the herbs. My herbs are mostly decorative, though I could use them for cooking if I only remembered. First up are the chives. It won’t be long before the buds open and attract bees into their blossoms.… Continue Reading “What’s Emerging in the May Garden?”

A Rainy Start on a Road Trip to Sunshine but the Tulips Didn’t Mind!

It was drizzly as we left our home in Washington almost two weeks ago, seeking sunshine in Southern California. The rain continued in Oregon, so much so that we debated whether to stop by the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival even though we had tickets… Continue Reading “A Rainy Start on a Road Trip to Sunshine but the Tulips Didn’t Mind!”

Sixth Anniversary! My First Blog Post from Tiger’s Corner

I can’t believe it’s been six years since I published my first post on this blog with just a few cat stories in mind. I remember thinking immediately thereafter, “oh no! now what?” Honestly, I still wonder. But just when I think the well… Continue Reading “Sixth Anniversary! My First Blog Post from Tiger’s Corner”

The Azalea and the Mason Bees

My azaleas are blooming and lighting up the yard with purple, and the largest of them has become a bee magnet. It not only attracts honey bees, it also attracts mason bees and I’m only now learning the difference. My hubby put up a… Continue Reading “The Azalea and the Mason Bees”

Let’s Celebrate Daffodils!

I didn’t make it up to the Skagit Valley this year for peak daffodil season, but I do have many pictures to share from previous years! No law against that, right? Aren’t they beautiful? Yes, but I don’t feel comfortable going up this year,… Continue Reading “Let’s Celebrate Daffodils!”

Spring Gardening with Benji

It’s that time of year for gardening to begin in earnest, with planning, pruning, and the moving of shrubs from one place to another. Then there’s the preparation of the soil in the garden beds, to furnish good ground for new seeds to flourish.… Continue Reading “Spring Gardening with Benji”

Focus on Hellebores

On a rainy day walk at Lake Wilderness Arboretum this week, I found Hellebores blooming and defying winter. (Perhaps I was too.) I think it’s time to plant some in my garden. Sharing with Cees Flower of the Day. ~ Susanne

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is Back!

The NW Flower & Garden Show is back this year in Seattle and it was almost like old times! There were beautiful flower ladies to greet you – Display gardens, plants for sale and vendors displaying their wares. Yes, it was smaller, with everything… Continue Reading “The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is Back!”

Gardening is for the Birds

I love gardening and I love birds and the two go hand in hand. At our last home in Seattle, our yard was a Certified Wildlife Habitat, which means it was wildlife friendly; we planted native shrubs and trees, had water sources, and feeders.… Continue Reading “Gardening is for the Birds”

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