Wow, it’s been a little while since I last blogged. Yikes. But as I was out getting the garden ready for winter today, I couldn’t believe how much color there was still to enjoy. Some are blooms we expect this time of year, but many are summer hold-overs. I decided the best way to capture […]
Next weekend I’m having an end-of-summer backyard party, and it got me thinking about how much my outdoor space has changed in the last 2 years. Some of my guests haven’t been here in a year or more, but really, anyone who hasn’t been around since spring will be surprised at the additions and changes. […]
I have been told that I shouldn’t expect blooms this year on the peony roots I planted last fall. Indeed, few of them have any buds at all, but two have opened one beautiful flower each! I also read that in their first year, I should cut off the buds to allow the plants to […]
My first peony bloom — I can’t wait for the full reveal!
Happy GBBD! There’s quite a bit going on in my garden today, so thankfully I remembered to snap a few pics before the rain rolled in. The new peonies I planted last fall are growing quickly, and a few are showing buds. The lilies I bought this year at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show […]
Happy GBBD! It’s springtime here in Seattle, which means the weather is the grab-baggiest time of year. Sunshine and temperatures in the high 60s tempt us outside for one glorious weekend, and the next week torments us with rain, hail, thunderstorms and wind. You know you live in the maritime Northwest if a forecast that […]
In the fall of 2011 I purchased a single hellebore at the suggestion of a friend and garden designer. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was pretty unimpressed at the raggedy perennial she picked out for me, but I trusted her and dutifully transplanted it on the north side of my house. Later that winter when […]
Well, doggone it. There I go, doing exactly what I said I wouldn’t do: starting a blog only to neglect it. And here I am, publishing my first Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day 4 days late. Better late than never, right? One of the first suggestions my friend and garden designer made for my garden makeover […]