Daffodil and Muscari Blue skies, bright sunshine beating down on the warmed earth as spring bulbs pop their heads up through the soil are all indicators we are experiencing a very early spring this February. Or is it an early spring? I recall it was these false winter days that brought folks out of the … Continue reading Early Spring?
Blue skies and gentle breezes beaconed for me to get outside despite the cool temperatures. Afterall, it was so warm and toasty indoors and so much left on the "winter list to do". Ah, but that sunshine looked so inviting...and the encouraging nicker from the horses gave way to this soul. Shiloh, Cash and Honey … Continue reading Seedy Greenhouse
Blue skies of Hawaii Early morning tropical breezes and spectacular sunsets still waif through my mind of an unforgettable trip with all the females in my family. Daughter, granddaughters, great granddaughters and spices of my grandsons took off for one of those family adventures we are so famous for doing... Walks, swimming, and shopping filled … Continue reading Shades of Hawaii
Orchids from Hawaii While developing this website, I considered the name and the broad spectrum of writing about landscaping I hoped to achieve. This blog site required exploring various locations on my bucket list. as well as micro-climates and plant material found within far and away from regions beyond my garden gates. It was the … Continue reading Hawaii is Beyond Garden Gates
Where to start - I read a blog today entitled, "I am feeling better now." While the writer's topic covered a different subject, it provided an avenue for me to share that I am feeling better now and sorry for the long absence away from the blog. It seems my body put me through some … Continue reading Feeling Better
Lights out due to power outage? When the lights go out in the house, lifestyles are disrupted on many levels. Checklists abound of things to do to prepare for power outages as well as what to do after. But where is the list on power outage affecting our garden? Surely there must be a mistake … Continue reading Lights Out?
The quiet pitter-patter sound of raindrops seeped into my dream state. The gentle rhythm carried along a magical fragrance in the air that only can be experienced with rain. In my half- dream state, my brain registered that it surely must be the irrigation system. It had to be close enough to five in the … Continue reading Autumn Rain
After a time of flitting about British Columbia, then returning long enough to take off to the coast of California, I finally came home to roost and write. The general consensus of these trips is to declare the beauty found within our land. My annual fly fishing trip just north of Kamloops, BC always includes … Continue reading Beauty Abounds
There is no question about it. I am a certified - card carrying - plant junkie. If such a club or organization existed, my name would be right at the top. Plants seem to find their way into my care if I need them or not. I just can't resist! Often I wonder if this … Continue reading Plant Junkie
Garlic from the Feil's Idaho garden Last week found me traveling to visit some dear friends living in Idaho. The perfect weather enabled me to soak in the vast open landscapes found in eastern Oregon. As I drove through little farming towns along the way, I noted the flag of our country flying from almost … Continue reading More than Potatoes