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That Twisted Creeper I Adore

This will be my 4th summer here in this little in-between woodland garden. Amongst the ferns and hostas, the new coral bells, the Creeping Jenny, the Lily-of-the-Valley, and the wild Geranium, there creeps and twists this vine. 520 more words


Chihuley Gardens in Seattle

In July of 2016, Shirley and I went on an Alaskan cruise of of Seattle, WA. Neither of us had spent time in Seattle before, so we went in 2 days early to explore the city. 112 more words

in which the patch turns yellow

Yellow tagetes have sprung into light

like butterflies skimming the surface

of the sun. Pear and crab apple nod

to autumn turning into the reddish… 28 more words


Climate Victory Gardens: Green America urge people to grow gardens to combat climate change

Green America is urging people in the US to use their gardens as a force for change, to combat climate change, by planting “Climate Victory Gardens”. 332 more words

Rosa Medea

Trips, Royals and Trophies

Recently, Long-Suffering Wife (LSW) and I have tried to arrange at least one mid-week trip out from home each week.  This is, as LSW puts it, to mark that I am now retired and so have the flexibility to visit places during the week rather than during the more crowded weekends.   580 more words

Silly Saturday - Not The Chelsea Flower Show

Missed the Chelsea Flower Show? Never mind, there are plenty of show gardens for you to see here. But mind you don’t get lost.

…and don’t forget your ticket. 29 more words