Category Archives: Gardening

And then there was snow…

We had two days of snow. Beautiful snow. It started coming down as I was headed for bed Thursday evening. Friday morning I awoke to 2 inches of fluffy, bright white powder blanketing our neighborhood. I love the snow. It … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Figgy With It

Our fig tree is 10 years old now. It took 4 years before it started bearing fruit. Since then we have had a decent harvest every year…except this year. We actually have lots of figs on the tree…unripe ones that … Continue reading

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Garden Glimpses and Ice Cream Too!

We are coming to the end of the season here in Seattle. The hops growing up the trellis is still pretty green, but I’m seeing bits of brown on the tips of the leaves. Won’t be long now before it … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Love

Hello there! Hope you have all been enjoying whatever season you are in. Here in the Pacific Northwest we are enjoying a lovely Spring with warmer than usual temperatures. With that, the plants responded by exploding with growth and required … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here!

Spring Is Here! New chive shoots coming up in their pots Hydrangea leaves opening Hellebores bowing their heads They are the first blossoms to appear in my garden in Springtime Black mondo grass embraces Japanese Spurge Viburnum Larreri ‘Nanum” blossoms. … Continue reading

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My Fall Plate

Thought I’d take a moment and share what is on my Fall plate this year. I actually kicked off the first few days of Autumn at Kim Klassen‘s ‘Finding Stillness‘ workshop (yesterday’s post.) It was a great experience, not only … Continue reading

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Tending to Life

The Gardener Have I lived enough? Have I loved enough? Have I considered Right Action enough, have I come to any conclusion? Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude? Have I endured Loneliness with Grace? I say this, or perhaps … Continue reading

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Mini Gather at the DBG

On the 2nd day of our “mini-gather”, Barbara Hurst, Terri Porter and I headed out to the Desert Botanical Garden. This place is a special treat for me as we do not have these types of plants here in Washington. … Continue reading

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Gettin’ My Happy On!

I’ve been in a bit of a funk all week. No real reason. Nothing negative going on. Just feeling, eh – ya know? I realize it is part of human condition, but boy it can sure mess with your head … Continue reading

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The Garden Awakens

“No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland With heavy snows and bone chilling weather hitting the East Coast, Hal’s quote is a timely reminder that Spring will eventually come. I’ve been sick over two weeks … Continue reading

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