Tag: Garden

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…

A Fruitful Summer Day in the Garden

Endless sunny days and so far I have worked very little in the garden.  Things grow and produce despite my neglect, but still it’s time for some maintenance.  Even an hour or two will accomplish a lot. First, the Strawberries Although I’ve been harvesting them for a month I still see…

Catmint – It’s What’s for Lunch

This is Tiger and today was a good day to be a cat.  The sun was out to warm my fur and cheer my soul.  And even better, I had the catmint all to myself on this glorious summer day. Catmint – it’s what’s for lunch. ~ Tiger

The Garden, a Stream, and Benji

After a busy day out and about in long lines and traffic and life’s uncertainties, I made it back home and went into my garden to rest. Here the lavender never fails to cheer, while the scent of the woods, the sound of birdsong and the beauty of the…

The Faithful Ones in the Early Spring Garden

Under a light rain I venture outside to the spring garden and admire the faithful flowers blooming there. These are the ones who really do bloom where they are planted, requiring little if any assistance from me. I planted the Clematis a few years ago…

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