Tag: Flowers

Garden Flowers Up Close and Personal with the Bees

As summer wanes the flowers in my garden are looking rather spent. Still, they are full of color and attracting bees. I sat and watched them recently as they diligently worked the remaining blossoms Sharing with Sunday Stills, Macro. ~ Susanne

Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden

It had been a while, so when I was finally feeling better this week, I celebrated with a visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden. It’s one of my favorite local gardens, just a short drive down the road in Auburn. One of my goals… Continue Reading “Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden”

Backyard Lavender Festival

I didn’t make it to the Lavender Festival this year, but I do have several varieties of lavender in my garden, so I decided to have my own. I picked a small bouquet but left most intact for the bees to enjoy. We were… Continue Reading “Backyard Lavender Festival”

Calendula Unfurling

I planted calendula in my garden for the first time in many years, but it won’t be the last. This is how it looked a few days ago, still tightly coiled. Then summer arrived bringing high temperatures and the buds began to open. Today… Continue Reading “Calendula Unfurling”

Playing with Painnt in the Garden

I recently discovered the Painnt application and decided to try out the free version on some of my garden pictures. Bee on Chives My Favorite Rose Lady’s Mantle in the Rain It was fun to play with but I think I like the originals… Continue Reading “Playing with Painnt in the Garden”

Photinia and the Bees

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Great Northwest and I’ve been worried about the bees. Until yesterday when I found them in great numbers on the Photinia, a shrub I’ve totally neglected. Not that it needed me to thrive. It thrived… Continue Reading “Photinia and the Bees”

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”

SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!

When in need of sunshine and a respite from a wintery spring, we Northwesterners head to sunny Southern California! When it’s a road trip in April you may very well spend your first 2 days driving through rain in Washington and Oregon. But seriously,… Continue Reading “SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!”

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!”

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

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