Tag: Garden

May Garden Memories

 

My mother’s garden has been a feature of every place we called home. Once my parents settled into the home where they retired, almost the entire yard became gardens, with each section planted so that there would be something happening throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest. What follows is a small sampling of photographs from the past decade or two. 

My folks had a significant portion of a concrete patio ripped out shortly after they took ownership of their house, leaving a covered patio off the family/TV/media room and enough uncovered space for Dad’s charcoal grilling. Much of that uncovered chunk was turned into a tiered potted garden, with a variety of colors and shapes of foliage. Yes, that is a greenhouse/garden shed in the left background. We kids put the garden shed together one summer early on, from a prefabricated kit. It has stood going on three decades of rain and wind. The orientation lets Mom start plants in the late winter, so she, with the assistance of her undergardener (Dad) can get them into the ground at the earliest safe date.

Classy Music from a Garden in Spring

 

My new favorite classical guitarist, Xuefei Yang, has taken to playing short pieces for us from her garden. It is very professionally done, the guitar coming through perfectly along with a bubbling fountain and birds chirping. The camera looks through the branches of a tree, blossoming in spring. Enjoy!

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When will your garden grow? It’s that time of year when some gardeners explore which seeds they will plant inside in winter, under a grow light. They tend, water, hope, pray, and wait for the final frost in spring to get things rolling outside. Others buy plantlings, in Spring, after last frost, then start their tending. Some simply wait […]

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I like to garden. Thankfully my garden is small, so it isn’t too much work, and mostly enjoyment. This year, the students in our school district planted seeds, then sold them to the community. I purchased 2 pepper plants, 2 kinds of basil, and some cilantro to add to my mostly perennial garden. Preview Open

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