Tag: Gardens

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…

Backyard Birds

I never get tired of watching the birds in my backyard – especially the chickadees and the nuthatches – as they flitter about the trees and drop by for a drink and a bath. The chickadees are friendly and unafraid.  I love to hear…

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…

Photo Shoot with Tiger in the Garden

“Hey Tiger, how’s it going?” “Well Sue, to be honest with you. I’ve been feeling left out.” “Really Tiger? Why’s that?” “You did a story on the garden the other day –  Benji was in it – but I wasn’t.  It seems like you’re…

Morning Tour of the May Garden

I woke early to find the sun rising in the garden. It shined on the garden beds anchored by the clematis which is still the star of the show. Other plants are waking up too like this old fashioned fragrant rose. The strawberry bed…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Clematis Three Ways

I planted this clematis in my garden many years ago and it’s been happily climbing ever since – up the fence, around neighboring shrubs, and over everything in its path.  It doesn’t ask for fertilizer or any special care, just a place to spread…

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