Plants / 24.02.2011

Its hard to admit but I am now fascinated and in love with cacti due to a recent trip to Los Cabo.  When I go on vacation I try not to think too much about plants since that is what I do day in and...

Plants / 17.02.2011

[caption id="attachment_909" align="alignright" width="225" caption="plenty of Hellebores"][/caption] In mid February we still have several more weeks of winter and yet buds are starting to swell and there are hints of life in the garden.  It was a great overcast day and perfect to head out...

Natives, Plants, trees / 13.02.2011

Tsuga mertensiana Easily one of my top 5 trees for the Pacific Northwest garden, this graceful conifer can work in *almost* any landscape adding structure and interest through out the entire year. It is native to sub alpine and high elevations in the mountain ranges...

ducks / 10.02.2011

This morning I went for a jog with our puppy Spanky in the cold sunshine and came home to find my husband quietly taking pictures from the driveway.  He said "Shhh, there is a bald eagle" and I started to panic a little bit, but...

Gardening, Plants / 05.02.2011

It's that time of the year when gardeners everywhere are aching for spring to arrive! Every February and March our entire dining room turns into a grow operation with seed trays, germination heating mats and artificial lighting.  It is a family affair, picking out the...

ducks / 02.12.2010

Last spring my husband and I came to a compromise - he could build a pond if I could get ducks.  So, we got five little Pekin ducklings with a couple of turkeys and raised them together.  They were all cute and fuzzy and loud-...