It took eight years, but I am back to embracing and improving my old lady garden stance by going big and bolder with dahlias.
One of my favorite flowers in Spring, the blooming quince tree. They bloom after the tree leaves out unlike the other fruit in its family, apples and pears.
Took a short break to play around with something I haven’t touched in a year: Lensbaby!
While the Skagit Valley is best known for it’s tuplip fields, late May had plenty of colorful patches of bulbs and plenty to see.
After last year’s record cold spring, the pleasant string of weekends has our garden insanely full of flowers, bees, and birds looking to make nests.
With the day bright and a car to get there, Skagit Valley was a swell place to play hookie for the day and get in some miles on the bike.
The cyclamen have started blooming! While it doesn’t feel like winter, it’s a sure sign that winter is on it’s way.
Our garden looks most English in June, so it’s fitting that my favorite plant this time of year is the yellow climbing rose.
As summer starts to fade, the poppies lose their prominence to Black-eyed Susans. It’s lovely.
Hardly bereft of beauty, the winter garden is filled with subtle pleasures.
Some of my summer favorites.
Eye-catching red plays an important role in the garden.