Tag: Flowers

The Beautiful Rhododendron! Washington’s State Flower

We tend to take for granted what we have in abundance, and in Washington the rhododendron is abundant- not to mention hard to spell. 😉 And it brings back memories too.  Of traveling to grandma’s house and counting the rhodies we saw in the…

Summer Wishes

As winter drags on and spring seems out of reach I’m already wishing for summer so I can revel in the garden soak in the sunshine and rest in the shade by the stream. For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Summer Scenes. ~ Susanne

Cheered by Vibrant Colors

I’m looking outside my window this morning.  The sky is milky and somber and there’s rain in the forecast. Maybe till next April. So for Cees’ Fun Foto Challenge, I went through my archives looking for color.  And found sunshine.  In a sunflower standing…

Close up on Hydrangeas

Even as we count down to winter there is still much color to be found in the fall garden; look no further than the hydrangeas. ~ Susanne

Sunflower Fields Forever

You have Tulip Fields in April – Lavender Fields in July – And Sunflower Fields in September?  Who knew? I’ve loved the seeds since I was a kid.  If I had a nickel in my pocket I’d stop at the store on my way…

Close-up on Crocosmia

I have a patch of Crocosmia in a neglected part of my garden that I planted for the hummingbirds. Their tiny trumpet flowers bloom faithfully every year with barely any attention by me. They deserve more appreciation so today I snipped a few blossoms…

Rambling through the Garden Rain or Shine

Summer is in full swing in the Great Northwest but you wouldn’t know it by the weather.  It seems we used up our allotment of sunshine earlier in the year and so are left with mostly gray skies and rainy days.  Still,  life continues…

Flower of the Day – Orange Rose

My orange roses opened up a little more today and I thought you might enjoy seeing one of them. Shared with Cee’s Flower of the Day. ~ Susanne

Orange and Yellow Roses

I love roses and try my best to grow them in my garden. It’s not always easy.  The shrubs can become scrawny and the leaves spoiled by blackspot.  The buds may be few or may not open at all. Last year I took out…

Busy as a Bee

I walked in my garden today and stopped to watch the bees. Bees on a mission working together and apart, Taking no thought of the other. Bees on the lavender and bees on the chives, Buzzing from blossom to blossom there was room for…

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