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Its Nearly Time

Its just about that time of year when our azaleas and rhododendron wow us with their spectacular display of blooms and amazing scent. Our Rock Gardener, Neil took this picture earlier in the week showing the azaleas in front of the house just starting to open up. 91 more words

A flower a day for May, 9

Out all day today, but on our return home , the lemon azalea seemed to be glowing in the twilight. It is fragrant too.

Like a bright but all too brief flame it is a thing of beauty in May.

May Flowers

Saying Goodbye to the Spring Blooms

May is just about gone and, along with it, our lovely spring flowers. We’re so blessed in our corner of the world here in Western Washington to have such exuberant flora. 309 more words


The Avid Gardener

The avid gardener is always learning and adapting with the whims of the weather and the changing seasons. I have had a garden every year since 1976, and I’m still saying: “I’ll never do that again.” 14 more words


A flower a day for May,4

Today’s eye candy is Azalea ‘Gibralter’, happily flowering in its second Spring in the garden.

Knee high to a grasshopper, it is carrying a mass of buds. 35 more words

May Flowers

A flower a day for May 4

Today’s eye candy is Azalea ‘Gibraltar’, enjoying its second Spring here. Knee high to a grasshopper, it is carrying a mass of buds. The selection of my other half and an anchor of my blue and orange border, formerly known as The Black Hole border.


Soil pH and Bonsai

Ask a room full of Bonsai artists about soil and you will probably get different perspectives from each and every one of them. Soil for Bonsai cultivation is widely discussed and opinions are easy to find. 689 more words