A beautiful plant in spring is (above) the glossy ornamental ginger. These plants require DEEP shade and moist soil. Can’t wait for the lillies of the valley (left) to bloom. They have a sweet fragrance and delicate little white flowers just right for a miniature vase. These are finally spreading- I have had them in […]
What a joy to have so many things in bloom in the back yard. I wanted to post photos of the colors in my back yard. Wish I had smell-a-vision to share the sweet scents with you. Double click on any of the photos for a larger view!
Here is a March photo of poppies that have self seeded in my front yard garden. It is always nice to have a lot of volunteers, but this is just too much. In a couple of weeks, I will thin these out, either by pulling them out from the root, or if the roots are […]
Here is a picture of the base of my favorite hybrid tea rose “Double Delight”- I wanted to show you what garbage collectors they are! I might get brave and clean out these dead leaves, but for now, I am not going to prune the rose. I live in USDA hardiness zone 7A (go to http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/InteractiveMap.aspx to […]
Oh, the beauty of iris in spring! Just kidding. If you did nothing in the fall with the iris, then they will look like this. The leaves are brown and grey, mottled with mildew and lying on the ground. Time for some work on these guys. But don’t be discouraged, with just a few minutes of […]
Here is a weeping brown sedge before pruning. This sedge is best NOT cut to the ground. Just give it a mild hair cut with the long bladed pruning shears. Below shows me preparing for a “ponytail” cut for the sedge. Using this method, the […]
Here is common sage in early March. I decided not to do any pruning on it yet. It seems a bit too early. We are sure to get several more freezing nights and so I am going to wait for about a month. Then, I will cut off the dead branches and shape it up […]
Wow, barely 6 months old and reading a book. Grandma is so proud!
My daughter Lauren and granddaughter Prize came to Boise to visit. Just in time for Halloween. What a great costume!
Our granddaughter was born today!! What a wonderful event. We got the call in Boise about 6 PM, that Lauren was in labor so we hopped in the car and drove to Bend, OR. We got there in plenty of time to set up the video camera and a live feed to the other grandparents […]