Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

Lady’s Mantle with the Dew

As long as I’ve had a garden it has included Lady’s Mantle.  Not for its flowers, tiny and yellow, appearing like clouds atop its stems.  Not for its fragrance – there is none – or its medicinal uses –  there are many. I grow…

Dazzled by the Tulips at Roozengaarde

I was completely dazzled at the Tulip Festival this week and thought I’d share a few more pictures I took at Roozengaarde Farms. According to their website, “William Roozen emigrated from Holland in 1947 with years of experience in the bulb industry and started…

Tis the Season for Tulips

Yes indeed.  The Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley is in full swing and the fields were an explosion of color yesterday and we were happy to visit under mostly sunny skies without rain or mud in this so very rainy month of April….

Cats Seeking Shelter in the Rainy Northwest and Baseball

After a bizarre winter in the Great Northwest – featuring summer temperatures and record-breaking snowfall – we have now settled into a typical rainy spring. The garden is loving it and new plants are being thoroughly watered in. Cats seek shelter wherever they can…

A Rainy Day in the Spring Garden

It was inevitable that the real spring would finally show up in the Pacific Northwest.  Where it rains, then it shines, then it blows, then it rains again.  Today was such a day. But in between those rain squalls Benji and I managed to…

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island

This week’s Sunday Still’s theme “Tropical,” reminded me of my own first trip to Hawaii, to the Big Island to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. I was immediately in love. Not just because it was my anniversary. And in spite of the fact that it…

More Daffodils – I couldn’t resist

Back by popular demand, I couldn’t resist posting a few more pictures of the wonderful daffodils of the Skagit Valley.  And why not?  I found row, upon row of the happy yellow flowers next to dirt roads meant for walking, at Roozengarden. For Cee’s…

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