Tag: Gardening

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Summer Harvest and Little Green Apples!

As summer is winding down I have to admit there wasn’t much to harvest from the garden this year. The strawberries were disappointing and their bed has already been stripped to be given to something more worthy. There were only a handful of raspberries,… Continue Reading “Summer Harvest and Little Green Apples!”

Garden Update and Hummingbird Dance

Good morning and welcome to my garden where life is growing and hummingbirds are courting! Here’s the view of the garden beds from above. Herbs and flowers are at their peak and edibles are in various stages of growth. Bush beans are flourishing and… Continue Reading “Garden Update and Hummingbird Dance”

Planting with Benji

Yesterday we visited Flower World to buy Benji a new bed. Or perhaps bath tub. I decided to borrow it to carry home the plants I bought while I was there. I bought the plants to fill up the bucket I got at a… Continue Reading “Planting with Benji”

Benji’s Steps For Spring Gardening

Well it’s that time of year again so Sue has asked me to lead you through the basic steps of spring gardening!  If you’re lucky like me your humans – Bob in this case – will have already installed garden beds in a sunny… Continue Reading “Benji’s Steps For Spring Gardening”

Life and Maintenance in the December Garden

While the rest of the country has been hammered by winter, here in the Great Northwest I’m still working in the fall garden.  Nothing major of course,  just the ordinary maintenance that life requires. Our home is surrounded by evergreen trees – mostly Douglas-Firs… Continue Reading “Life and Maintenance in the December Garden”

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… Continue Reading “Rambling through the Garden Rain or Shine”

Cats Seeking Shelter in the Rainy Northwest and Baseball

After a bizarre winter in the Great Northwest – featuring summer temperatures and record-breaking snowfall – we have now settled into a typical rainy spring. The garden is loving it and new plants are being thoroughly watered in. Cats seek shelter wherever they can… Continue Reading “Cats Seeking Shelter in the Rainy Northwest and Baseball”

A Rainy Day in the Spring Garden

It was inevitable that the real spring would finally show up in the Pacific Northwest.  Where it rains, then it shines, then it blows, then it rains again.  Today was such a day. But in between those rain squalls Benji and I managed to… Continue Reading “A Rainy Day in the Spring Garden”

A Saturday in the Garden

The weather has turned at long last and spring is finally here.   And there’s nothing more I’d rather do on a Saturday then spend such a day in the garden with the boys.  The pretense is gardening and I will do some of… Continue Reading “A Saturday in the Garden”

Spring and Winter in the Garden

Sorry for another weather post but this morning we woke up to more of the white stuff.  It’s pretty, but c’mon now, isn’t it time for spring yet? I thought so earlier this week and managed to do some work in the garden with… Continue Reading “Spring and Winter in the Garden”

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