Thursday, June 22, 2017

First Raspberry 2017

Seems like the raspberries are coming on, and later than usual. The plants are also shorter than usual right now - about 4-5 Ft instead of 5-7 Ft.  The berry was still quite delicious!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Iris Anew

Blooming for the first time since it's transplant to the yard (from pot), this deep purple iris. First time both of these are blooming at same time. Very pretty duo.

Long conversations
beside blooming irises -
joys of life on the road.
Matsuo Basho

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Birdseed Marauder

This is the first year where squirrels are attacking my bird feeders.  Up to now, they've had other wild things to attack. But the lot behind me was recently bushwacked and bull dozed, so some of their haunts are destroyed.  Either a squirrel baffle is called for, or a peanut feeder for them. So far, there are 3.  This one being the most acrobatic.  Sort of like an otter, leaving his snack on stomach and grabbing a seed now and then.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Buy Local

Here is my morning purchase from Alderbook Gardens - a hop, skip and jump in the neighborhood.

Includes cosmos, dianthus, petunia, coral bells, and a bunch of other stuff.  Now I have to do something with them!

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th In The Garden

A few images from the garden today.  Note that this was the first day for blackberries!  The weather this last couple weeks, including today - perfect!  In the 70s, sunny or partly so, breezy at times.  Compared to last year, this is unbelievably comfortable!!

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb
Had this in a pot for 2 years before it bloomed!


Supposed to be the same daylilly type, but they don't really look it.  Just started blooming after being planted in May.


First blackberry!  Yum!

These are in a pot with a hellebore. Didn't bloom at all last year. Maybe too hot!  This year so much better!!
 
A Rose of Sharon - new plant in the side yard.
Loosestrife - a native plant to the NW
The garden guardian.

Monday, May 30, 2016

First Raspberry of the year!

In October 2015, the last berries of the year were still hanging on. 

Here is the first berry of 2016!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Purple Flowers in the Rain

A couple of pics from today. In honor of the artist Prince. May he rest in peace.