Not As Much…Less Pressure….More Joy & Social Calendars

Happy Saturday afternoon my friends! I hope all is well with you. I'm super happy to report it's officially summer vacation. Things are looking great in the perennial patch, as well as the main garden. I was able to start the watering last night, and finished up this morning. I am so happy that I …

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Blood Tests….Fairy Hunting….Medical Advances & Color Combos

That look you get when you find a fairy! Happy Wednesday to you! I'm reporting to you from the parking garage of Seattle Children's Hospital - in none-other than downtown Seattle. Kinda slick that they have wifi available-bring down the work computer and blog....I'm not going to complain! I decided to take a day off …

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Wet Pants….Time Warps….Shady Sunflowers…& Fairies

So, officially we ended up with .41 inches of rain yesterday. At one point Joe says to me "Can I coax you inside?..." I said "not yet, I only have a few more things to do, besides, I'm not DRIPPING wet"....I think the heavens took that as a challenge?! I was wet to the bone …

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Bloom Updates…..San Juan Islands…..Childhood Memories…& Clay Work

Greetings on this lovely soggy Sunday morning. As usual, I am happy to see the rain, a much needed little spritzer for the foilage, the last check an hour ago revealed a quarter of an inch. It will do wonders for the blooms in the garden. The Hungarian Poppies are doing great, producing nice big …

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Lies….Reality…..Sustainability…Hopes & Dreams….

An accidental bouquet Greetings on this lovely evening - I hope your Memorial Day weekend was enjoyable. I decided to "take the day off" from gardening....of course that was a lie.....I tried to say it with a straight face....but failed! I did manage to stay mostly clean today, but I did some picking, and arranging, …

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Thriving…..Just Getting by…..Learning…& Leakage

My granddaughter and I collecting wild flowers on our trip to Winthrop Happy Thursday my friends, I hope all is well with you and yours.  We've arrived at the end of May....goodness how time flies!  Seems like yesterday I was flipping through the full color catalog of different plugs to purchase, seed catalogs, websites and …

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Perfect Timing….Spring Bouquets….Focus….& Adventure Time

Loving the colors of this Spring bouquet Greetings on this soggy Wednesday morning! This rain wasn't what I was expecting, but I will certainly take it and enjoy it for now. It's actually perfect timing for the garden. Despite being home sick with a cold, I spent most of my week out putting things in …

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Colds…Unofficial Numbers….Chores….& A Much Needed Break

Apricot Stock is coming in hot! Happy Happy Saturday my friends. I hope all is well within you and around you! It has been a whirlwind of a last few weeks. Joe and I have been dealing with the left overs of the snot fest the kids left behind two weeks ago, human bodies are …

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Test Results….Storms….Nature of the Beast & Smell-A-Vision

Happy Friday! I hope all is well with you and yours! I'm home today...with a bit of a cold. I mentioned to one of my co-workers that I had a sore throat yesterday, and that we had the grandkids over this weekend who were full of snot and goofiness, then the co-worker said it would …

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Brilliant Ideas….Trash Can Flowers….Enablers….& Helpers

Happy Tuesday my friends, yes I know I just blogged - but holy goodness....I have a story to tell you about today's events in the garden. I could go way back to 8 years ago when I first got my very first Dahlia tubers from an art teacher at a high school I worked at.....that's …

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