Tag: Herbs

Under the Trees in my Garden

For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I thought I’d take you on a tour of my backyard garden much of which lies under the shade of giant Douglas Fir trees. When we moved to our house a few years ago the backyard was rather… Continue Reading “Under the Trees in my Garden”

Summer Weed or Flower?

The dandelion is an herb with medicinal properties, traditionally used to treat various ailments and infections; it can be made into tea or wine and used in soups and salads. I’ve never eaten one. I still consider it a weed, growing tenaciously where it… Continue Reading “Summer Weed or Flower?”

Busy as a Bee on Chives

As the weather has settled down and chores have been done I stopped to watch the bees on the chives in my garden. Intent and with singleness of purpose, they go from flower to flower gathering nectar and pollen as food for themselves and… Continue Reading “Busy as a Bee on Chives”

Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden

Honestly I have a lot of local travel stories still in the queue – all backed up and waiting to be shared. But the garden called me so I lingered there taking time to smell the roses and watch the bees among the herbs.… Continue Reading “Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden”

Today’s Fragrance in the Garden

The clematis continues to climb high in the sky but its beauty is not in its fragrance. For that you must look closer to the ground – to the cool colors in the herb garden – especially the lavender. And the sweetest scent comes… Continue Reading “Today’s Fragrance in the Garden”

Ambling in the Rainy Day Garden

After being missing in action for most of April, the rain returned to the Pacific Northwest and was welcomed by all. I took a walk in the garden admiring the raindrops on the Lady’s Mantle the Chives and the budding Clematis. It won’t be… Continue Reading “Ambling in the Rainy Day 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… Continue Reading “Lady’s Mantle with the Dew”

The Kitties and the Catnip

I used to have a nice patch of catmint growing next to the fence, a bit ratty looking at times but loved by both kitties. One day, after a zealous weeding frenzy, my husband asked me to come out and take a look at… Continue Reading “The Kitties and the Catnip”

Happy Monday from Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Cats After waking up all groggy and sleepy-eyed I ended up in my office with my morning coffee for a quiet time.  Tiger joined me and appreciated having the prime real estate to himself since Benji was outside.  He asked for nothing more than a little love… Continue Reading “Happy Monday from Cats and Trails and Garden Tales”

Working in the Garden on a Rainy Morning

I woke up this morning to the sound of another torrential downpour and after much consideration over a steaming latte decided I would not be deterred.  There would be enough breaks in the rain and places to shelter;  I would proceed with plans to work in the… Continue Reading “Working in the Garden on a Rainy Morning”

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