Tag Archives: West Seattle Garden

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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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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Three Early April Bloomers

Plants and early flowers are off to a strong start thanks to a warm and moist Seattle spring. Here are three plants blooming right now.

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Gardening 2015: Blooming Cyclamen in January

Already hit a 2015 gardening goal: January flowers on my porch. This is the first time one of my established plants bloomed during the bleakest gardening month. My red and white Cyclamen are sporting colorful flowers, which standout on a nearly empty porch. … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Havigarden Facebook Flowers of 2014

These are my five favorite 2015 Havigarden Facebook photos that aren’t the 11 most popular. These are simple quality photos. I initially chose 10 photos. I picked three “must haves,” and discarded three. With four photos and two slots remaining, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Havigarden Facebook Page Photos of 2014

Drumroll please…the top five are actually not what I expected. Just like pop music, my most popular photos on the 2015 Havigarden Facebook Page are not the best. The two biggest factors driving popularity are timing and familiarity. The top four … Continue reading

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