Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

A Road Trip and Daffodils

There’s nothing better than a road trip and after a long winter we were overdue. So we headed north to Bellingham, my old college town near the Canadian border, and one of our favorite places. The drive was wonderful, especially as we stopped by…

Garden Art

I’m so glad that spring is here and I’ll be spending more time in my garden; not an ordinary garden but one full of treasures most of them installed by my creative husband.  Though we do have a wood burning stove, the logs below…

A Saturday in the Garden

The weather has turned at long last and spring is finally here.   And there’s nothing more I’d rather do on a Saturday then spend such a day in the garden with the boys.  The pretense is gardening and I will do some of…

Spring and Winter in the Garden

Sorry for another weather post but this morning we woke up to more of the white stuff.  It’s pretty, but c’mon now, isn’t it time for spring yet? I thought so earlier this week and managed to do some work in the garden with…

Snow Day in the Garden

The snow arrived on little cat feet yesterday then mounted a lion-size assault overnight, so we woke to this. Like most Seattleites I was thrilled as it seemed winter had been passing us by. Parents called in, schools were closed and social media lit…

Hummingbirds in the Garden

After weeks of rain we finally woke to clear skies and sunshine and I headed out back to catch the sunrise in the garden. While thus loitering in my bathrobe a male Anna’s Hummingbird showed up ready for breakfast quite unafraid. Excited, I snapped…

Frosted Over at Bellevue Botanical Garden

This morning we woke to clear skies, cold temperatures and heavy frost.  I had to go to Bellevue for an appointment and stopped by Bellevue Botanical Garden on the way home to get my steps in for the day (the Fitbit seems to be…

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