Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rosa 'John Davis'

John Davis ~ May 29, 2011
John Davis, June 7, 2011
John Davis Explorer Rose, Rosa 'John Davis 1986

In the Rain Garden

Baby Millar's Lady's Mantle
Pulmonaria and Columbine

Thursday, May 19, 2011

sweet and hot peppers

Pulmonaria officinalis

our front garden in May 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Marguerite Du Cap

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

backyard blooms

Hannah's strawberry, May 16, 2011
Early Girl tomato

ferns of the front yard

ferns, May17, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kitchen Garden, May 10th

chamomile, May 10, 2011
John Davis, May 10, 2011
rows of  carrots, May 10, 2011
 Mounding Nasturtiums 'Buttercream'
tri-coloured bush beans, Scarlet Emperor pole beans
garlic chives, transplanted  May 10, 2011

tulips for Oma

I was wandering in circles around the cut flowers at Safeway the Friday before Mother's Day trying to decide who to bring home. Everything was so fresh and the choices were abundant. A very young girl - maybe five or so - and her mother were also contemplating there the same thing. The girl stood firmly in front of the tulips and repeated, "Dutch tulips Mom, Dutch tulips." I agreed, the tulips looked wonderful, they were what I was first drawn to. The girl went on to add to her repetition, "For Oma Mom, for Mother's Day,"..."Dutch tulips Mom, For Oma."...
Well, that made up my mind. Dutch Tulips it was, for Oma.