Tag: Garden

Lady’s Mantle with the Dew

As long as I’ve had a garden it has included Lady’s Mantle.  Not for its flowers, tiny and yellow, appearing like clouds atop its stems.  Not for its fragrance – there is none – or its medicinal uses –  there are many. I grow…

A Cat’s Day in the Garden

“Good morning boys,’” I say. “Winter is on the way. Time to clean up the fall garden.” Tiger’s ready. Benji too. “Benji,  it looks like we have an intruder.  You know what to do.” And he does. Then we tackle the garden beds.  Tiger…

Happy Garden Cats

The boys are happy in green. And with each other. They’re happy garden cats. ~ Susanne, Tiger and Benji

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…

Dahlias, the Final Act

I love the freshness and variety found in the spring garden. But you can’t beat dahlias for the final act. ~ Susanne

Apples and Dahlias and Tiger in the Garden

Today I took a stroll through my garden and this is what I saw. The Apple One would think it’s easy to grow apples in Washington State, a major exporter of the delicious crop.  One would be wrong (unless one lives in Wenatchee which…

End of a Hot Summer Day

Nearing the end of another hot, dry, summer day, with temperatures soaring and no rain in sight, skies otherworldly, milky and dim from the forest fires north in British Columbia, all is well in the backyard, where I turn on the stream and the…

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