Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

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…

Road Tripping though the Beautiful Skagit Valley

An hour north of Seattle lies the fertile Skagit Valley known for its fields of tulips and daffodils. We were fortunate to be at the fields yesterday, on a weekday without the crowds, and before the rain was scheduled to appear. The daffodils were…

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

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