Category Archives: Garden

Here’s to Finding a New Garden

We said goodbye to Juanito the Garden Cat yesterday. He moved with his owner and sister to Vashon Island. We were neighbors. I first met him as a kitten. His owner called him Austin. I’d be gardening out back, and … Continue reading

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It’s Summer: Time to Show Off My Begonias

You can find plenty of Begonias throwing out vibrant colors on the railing of my front porch. It’s my Seattle summer tradition. Enjoy three close ups.  

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Summer Comes to Beacon Hill Garden, in May

This is my 14th year in Seattle, and 2015 is easily the warmest. The Beacon Hill Garden is showing it, as it looks like the middle of June. Hostas are sporting summer leaves, blueberries will be ripe soon, and Columbine … Continue reading

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Roses on Beacon Hill

If you’re into roses, the Beacon Hill Garden is your place. I don’t grow them, but the Beacon Hill gardner loves them, and it shows. Here are three she has blooming right now. I know she has a few more … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Betty. May she and all the other moms have a beautiful day like these Lewisia blooms. Lewisia is an alpine perennial that flowers in May. Before I knew its name, I called it the brooch. The … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons Can Identify Washingtonians

When talking garden, just bring up Rhododendrons if you want to spot a Washington native. I was conversing with a guy at my neighbor’s party last weekend. He complimented me on my front yard. I told him it would have a … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill: Three Mid April Bloomers

The early spring flowers are mostly finished in the Beacon Hill Garden. A warm start to 2015 made for early blooming. The colorful Flowering Currant is spent, and Daffodils are done for the year. No matter, enjoy theses photos of … Continue reading

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