Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

My favorite Little Backyard Birds

I love birds, all kinds of birds, especially those that visit my garden. The little chickadees live in the evergreens surrounding my home and I’m continually charmed as I listen to their call – chicka-dee-dee-dee. I don’t feed them as they seem to be… Continue Reading “My favorite Little Backyard Birds”

Rosy Red Flowers

Outside a light rain is falling and the beautiful white covering we enjoyed the past few days is drip, drip, dripping away and will soon be gone. So I had to reach deep into my archives to find rosy red flowers for this week’s… Continue Reading “Rosy Red Flowers”

The Promised Snow Has Finally Arrived

It started with a fury overnight – tiny flakes of ice blown sideways. It’s falling still – larger and softer – more gently but determined – blanketing everything in white. The hummingbirds waited patiently while I brought them fresh nectar; I’d forgotten to bring… Continue Reading “The Promised Snow Has Finally Arrived”

Flower of the Day: Debutante Camelia

There never was a more fitting name for a flower than ‘debutante,’ one of the earliest camelias to bloom. I found her waiting next to a bench at Flower World and was enchanted by her pale pink ruffles and pearls. I should have brought… Continue Reading “Flower of the Day: Debutante Camelia”

Profiles in Hummingbirds

Yesterday I showed you the majestic Bald Eagles who come from as far away as Alaska to feed on the salmon in the Skagit River. Today I show you their tiny majestic cousins – the Anna’s Hummingbirds – who come to feed year-round in… Continue Reading “Profiles in Hummingbirds”

Fun with Snowberry

I’m still dreaming of snow but until it arrives I’ll have to settle for snowberrry! A few years ago we planted some common snowberry shrubs and they thrived – filling in empty spaces with bright green leaves and tiny flowers in the spring. But… Continue Reading “Fun with Snowberry”

Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World

There’s always something to be thankful for and if you don’t believe it, just look around at the beauty of the natural world. Earlier this month we visited Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and forest that… Continue Reading “Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World”

It’s a Melancholy Day and the Leaves are Crying

Still they are beautiful. ~ Susanne

From the Fall Garden

We’re back on standard time in the Great Northwest. Days are growing shorter and fall is winding down and it won’t be long till winter is upon us. But it’s not over yet and here in my backyard I’m still surrounded by green. A… Continue Reading “From the Fall Garden”

Have you Ever Seen A Strawberry Tree?

On my walk at Lincoln Park this week I stopped to admire this giant shrub – or is it a tree? – and its brightly colored berries! No they’re not really strawberries – apparently so bland that even the birds ignore them – its… Continue Reading “Have you Ever Seen A Strawberry Tree?”

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