Hydrangea Bouquets

This is a special time of year when I gather hydrangea blooms and bring the garden indoors in big bouquets. As I add more hydrangea specimens to the garden and the plants mature, I get bigger yields every year. This…

Hydrangeas

My hydrangeas are coming into bloom, especially the mophead and oakleaf hydrangeas. Pannicle varieties and a couple later blooming mopheads are budding up and will bloom over the next week or two. I love having the variety of colors and…

Mid-summer Garden

The garden has developed over the past six years since I moved to this property. It’s immensely satisfying to see the small plants I started with mature and fill in the space, giving it dimension and life. I often look…

Quiet Horizon

Quet Horizon watercolor landscape

It’s been a few months since I’ve played in my watercolors. I found some time to do a quick landscape. Close-ups:

Cottontails in the Garden

A couple wild cottontail rabbits enjoyed the back yard today. It’s nice to see them hanging out together rather than one alone, which is more common. I caught a couple short clips of them lounging and hopping off.

More May Blooms

There’s so much going on in the garden, I’m adding these pics to the previous post. The front yard is looking lush and full, especially compared to previous years. The backyard is full of color and blooming things. Below, you’ll…

May Garden

The garden is coming into its own this time of year. Early blooming plants are putting on a show and trees have leafed out with fresh growth. I have two wigela that provide profuse swaths of color. one is variegated…

First Blossoms of 2023

This is an exciting time of year for me. With more pronounced seasons in the Pacific Northwest than what I knew growing up in California, Spring has become my favorite season. It brings such a remarkable change from the dark,…